We learned kolrosing-a carving technique to add embellishment. You first press the wood with a kolrosing tool and then rub with finely ground coffee or tree bark. The design appears when you finish with oil. I chose a traditional Swedish Dala horse.
It was sunny but chilly camping weather. The morning walk to class was particularly fun along the foggy river.
One of the class highlights was our excursion to the museum archives. The museum archiver focused on the hand carved wooden spoon collection.
In Sweden each person gets one spoon. All of these spoons were day to day eating vessels. I love the attention to detail on the handle and the elaborate kolrosing.
The highlight of the collection were these wedding spoons. A typical Swedish gift; the entire spoon set is carved from one piece of wood!!