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Jane Laurence

Jane Laurence has enjoyed building things since she helped her dad build their family cabin at age 11, using only hand tools. Learning log building and timber framing years later led studying Norwegian lafting and gindbygg joinery at North House Folk School, along with an appreciation for axes, drawknives, and well made woodworking tools. When the opportunity to build something isn’t there, Jane usually has a knitting, sewing or carving project going. Jane frequently spends time in Scandinavia, often drawn to opportunities for studying and practicing slöjd or handcraft. She is passably proficient in Norwegian and likes to keep a Krim novel handy.

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