2023-03-01 – Introduction to Spoon Carving (Online)



Wednesday, March 1 (5:00-8:00 pm CT)


Jess Hirsch


This is an online class hosted on Zoom. 


Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh-cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. Jess Hirsch will lead students through the process of carving a spoon using a prepared wooden blank. We cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook and sloyd knife, drying, and finishing – from tree to spoon! This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn sloyd-style carving. Together we will go through safe knife holds and the steps to carve our very own cooking spoon! Carving is just as safe as cooking at home – you only need good hand strength and flexibility. Please wear pants and close-toed shoes.



This class includes a kit of materials ($75 value) with a Morakniv 120 carving knife, a Morakniv 164 hook carving knife, spoon blank, sandpaper, oil, and carving gloves. Kits will be shipped to your home and will have everything you need to continue carving, long after the class. Tools are required for this class and included in the class fee.

Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact folkartschool@vesterheim.org when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications.

Enrollment Deadline: 

February 15, 2023

Learn more about instructor Jess Hirsch here.

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