Spoon Carving, A Taster Workshop - 7th September
Saturday 7th September 2019 10am - 5pm
We had all but lost our craft tradition including our spoon carving. It is now happily seeing a renaissance as people are again beginning to appreciate what the Swedish call Slojd. Slojd celebrates the use of natural materials and simple methods, deeply connected to the quality and expression found in useful, strong and beautiful objects crafted by hand.
In this taster workshop, experience using simple hand tools and the absorbing pleasure found in the interaction of mind and hands when making your own spoons. We will be learning the techniques involved in using the Swedish Sloyd knife and the crook knife. Taking a choice of spoon blanks (already prepared for you by hand using an axe) you will learn to carve and be able to bring objects to life that are unique and a personal expression of you.
You will complete and take home your spoon at the end of the day but depending on how quickly you pick up the technique you may even achieve two!
- This is a beginner’s level introduction to wood carving so no experience is necessary.
- All materials are included within the price of the ticket.
- Please be aware you will be using sharp tools are used during this workshop, safety instructions will be given but please attend at your own risk.
- Ages: 16 +
Due to commitments to our workshop leaders we can only offer refunds for cancelations up to 30 days before the event. Full details of our workshop T&C’s can be found on our website, we advise reading this before purchasing your ticket.
This workshop will be run by the wonderful Phil. Phil has been working with green wood for many years but has something of an obsession with the unlimited possibilities of spoon carving and enjoys sharing the craft with others.