2024-09-27 – Hooked on Spoon Carving



September 27-29 (9:00 am-5:00 pm CT)


Fred Livesay


This is an in-person class held at Vesterheim Folk Art School. 


Spoons are what might be called a gateway to green woodworking. Once you're hooked, there’s no telling where carving may lead you! Scandinavian culture is rich with spoons—from the simple to the sublime. You will begin with a basic project to build knife skills, then progress to carving a spoon or two. The days will be interspersed with hands-on demonstrations such as sharpening and spoon layout, plus short topic talks on spoon design, wood choice, and finishes. Fred will also lead a tour, along with museum staff, of Vesterheim’s amazing spoon collection. There will be a hike to nearby woods to look at spoons in their natural environment as parts of trees. (Be sure to dress appropriately for the hike!) This class requires the hand strength to open a somewhat tight jar lid.


Level of Instruction: 

All Levels are welcome. Having the hand strength to open a somewhat tight jar lid is required.


There is a materials fee of $35 payable to the instructor in cash or check. Some class materials will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Fred will have some tools for use. A detailed supply and tool list will be provided by email (after registration) in the weeks leading up to your class.

Enrollment Deadline: 

September 6, 2024


Click here to learn more about instructor Fred Livesay.


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Vesterheim’s woodworking classes are supported in part by a generous gift to the Vesterheim Annual Fund from the Eric and Joan Norgaard Charitable Trust.

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