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Eating Spoon (For Women & Non-binary Makers) Co-Presented by The American Swedish Institute


This class will cover the basic principles of spoon carving using hand tool techniques. Students will carve an eating spoon using an axe, sloyd knife, and hook knife (or gouge).

Students will learn safety, how to find a proper spoon blank, hewing techniques, and correct use of tools. We will go over correct knife grasps and efficient use of energy. We will also cover basic design elements, layout, talk about different approaches to carving and if there is time- decoration. All tools and materials provided.

March 29th
10:00am-4:00 pm with a 1/2 hr lunch break
March 30th
10:00am-4:00 pm with a 1/2 hr lunch break

2237 E 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Taught by Amy Umbel

About Amy Umbel:

Amy Umbel is a does green woodworking in her studio in the central Appalachian Mountains. She has studied in Sweden and taught all over the US as well as Australia.

In her own words:

"With a passion for painting and decoration, I have become interested in combining folk culture, patterns, and the roots of human expression.

I'm interested in building upon craft traditions to keep them relevant to our culture. I use traditional hand-work methods to make beautiful utilitarian objects as well as sculptural work. I focus on the combination of my experience, art, and woodworking".

*Cancellation policy: Please give 2 week notice and you will be refunded 85% to cancel class.