Shan Rayray teaches Hardangersom (Hardanger embroidery) for the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University and for her Sons of Norway Lodge in Tacoma, Washington. She has also demonstrated Hardangersom at the Washington State Fair. At a young age, she learned the art in the traditional way from her aunt when she was visiting from Norway. Her aunt spoke only old Norse and no English. Since then Shan has made numerous pieces and provided restorative repair work for others. Shan's work has placed twice at the Washington State Fair.