BIPOC Spoon Carving (for all genders + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)

  • 30 October 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • East Lake Library
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  • $20 class, $15 materials
  • $15 materials

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Join us for a special BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) centered class to practice the basics of Spoon Carving!

Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover tree anatomy, knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and close toed shoes as we are going to make some wood chips!

THIS CLASS IS INTENDED FOR FOLKS IDENTIFYING AS PEOPLE OF COLOR, please do not register if you are a white-bodied person.

* This class is limited to 10 individuals in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor and to prevent the spread of covid-19, please do not attend class if feeling ill, we will refund you. All students are required to wear a mask, and regularly sanitize hands and tools. 

This course is offered as micro-reparations pricing. Fireweed Woodshop believes in wealth redistribution while our nation has still not properly paid reparations to marginalized communities. 

This course will be held at East Lake Library in the Front Conference Room. 

Course materials include: spoon blank, straight knife & hook knife rental, finishing kit, and cut proof glove rental. 

Taught by Vanessa

Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown for $20 class:

Instructor receives $20

Materials cost breakdown $15:

Sandpaper $1.00

Oil $1.50

Jars $1.00

Baggies $.50

Prep time $11 ( have to get fresh cut wood for this)

What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has effected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $35,  but we now have a $15 admission option.

If you need a scholarship, please email us at, no questions asked.

empowering women & non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft

About the shop

Fireweed Community Woodshop (formerly Women's Woodshop) empowers women and non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft.   We offer classes, community events, and more.


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