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BIPOC Spoon Carving at Augsburg Park Library (all gender/no gender students)

  • 08 October 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 7100 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423
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Join us for a special BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) centered class to practice the basics of Spoon Carving!  This class is sponsored by Hennepin County Library and is available as a free class!  All students must be 18+ years of age.

Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover tree anatomy, knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and close-toed shoes as we are going to make some wood chips!

THIS CLASS IS INTENDED FOR FOLKS IDENTIFYING AS PEOPLE OF COLOR, please do not register if you are a white-bodied person.

This class is limited to 10 individuals in order to offer more interaction with peers and instructor and to prevent the spread of covid-19, please do not attend class if feeling ill, and email fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com to let us know.  All students are required to wear a mask.

This course will be held at Hennepin County Library location: Augsburg Park Library

Course materials include: spoon blank, straight knife & hook knife usage, finishing kit, and cut-proof glove usage. 


Taught by Vanessa Walton

Vanessa is one of Fireweed Community Woodshop's board members!  LINK to bios


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We thank the Hennepin County Library for being able to sponsor this class!  It is free for students. 

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