the humble spoon

hazel twist and sycamore groove

Spoon carving seems to be a niche unto itself. After all it is just a utensil isn’t it? Well, a very useful one by all accounts. But it is more than that. Much more. We teach spoon carving on Wildcraft because it encompasses many of the grips and cuts you would use in greenwood carving on other, larger projects. It also gets you up close and personal with the qualities and grain of different woods. Apart from its practical application it is a nice thing to busy the hands on those long campfire evenings and the end result is something that is a cross between a piece of folk art and something practical that you can use. On a symbolic level spoons are carved as gifts or celtic lovespoons or as symbolic of bountiful nourishment.

norway maple twist

birch twist

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