Born and raised in Minnesota, Faith has always been a crafter of eclectic interests. After 27 years of living and teaching in Oregon and Arizona, she moved back to Minnesota in 2000 to finish her career at the University of Minnesota. As the granddaughter of Swedish immigrants she immediately immersed herself in all things Swedish, worked with educational programs at the American Swedish Institute, leading student trips to Sweden to study crafts, researching the history of Swedish home crafts, and personally practicing several crafts including figure carving, birch bark weaving, and spoon carving. In Sweden she discovered luffarslöjd and has taken classes at Sätergläntan, the national folk craft school in Dalarna, Sweden, to learn more. She is anxious to share this relatively unknown craft with others.