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Dala Horse Carving with Jess (for women and non-binary makers)

  • 30 July 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
  • 8



Learn how to carve a Dala horse using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We go over grain direction, knife holds for the  sloyd knife, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. Please note: we will not be painting these horses.

Please wear pants and close toed shoes, as we are going to make some wood chips!

This course will be held at our new location in the Prospect Park neighborhood in Minneapolis MN.  It is limited to 12 people 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. What is Fireweed's Covid policy?  FAQ here   

This course has 3 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $20.  Fireweed  believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  

Course materials include: dala horse blank


Taught by Jess Hirsch. LINK to bio. https://jesshirsch.com


Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown for $25 class:

Instructor receives $15

Admin receives $10

Materials cost breakdown $20:

Tools upkeep $5

Wood $10

Prep time $5

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 affected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $45,  but we now have a $35 admission option and a pay it forward option.

Need a scholarship?  We got you! Just email us fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 

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