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

  • 08 March 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
  • Jack's Hardware and Farm Supply, 2201 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
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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. There will also be an Axe Demo to show how to rough out a spoon blank.  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 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.   What is Fireweed's Covid policy?  FAQ here 


This course will be held at Jack's Hardware and Farm Supply.  LINK

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


Taught by Rose Holdorf (@rozerita).    roseholdorf.com

Rose grew up between a fir forest and an oak savanna in a house her parents built outside Corvallis, Oregon. A Macalester College alumna with a background in educational nonprofits, she attended North House Folk School in Minnesota to study traditional northern crafts, including timber framing, chair making, greenwood carving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, fibers, and natural dyeing. In 2018, she returned to the land where she was raised to revive her Dad’s wood shop and continue to carve, weave, sew, dye, and build.


Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown per student:

Instructor receives $20

Admin fee: $10

Website: $10

Materials cost breakdown $20:

Sandpaper $1.00

Oil $1.50

Jars $1.00

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

Tool upkeep $5.50

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 $60,  but we now have a $20 admission option.

If you need a scholarship, please email us at fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, no questions asked.

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