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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions   

Carving wooden spoons is a tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, for seasonal income, and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs, and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft tradition globally. This course is suitable for beginners and advanced students alike and covers basic techniques, while also delving into design, ergonomics and layout, woods and wood grain, sharpening, finishing, painting, decorating, and history and theory of the practice. This course format with two instructors allows students to pursue their own project interests with more support while enjoying the company of other spoon enthusiasts. Please note this course is open to all levels, but requires a basic amount of hand strength, stamina, and focus to be able to complete projects listed. Being able to open a sealed jar is an example of basic hand strength.

Required Tools

  • All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.


  • Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions
    2/9/2023 - 2/11/2023
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Wait List" button below 

  • Tuition:  $300.00

  • Materials Fee:  $10.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler

  • Capacity Remaining:  -2 (Negative number indicates number of people on the wait list)



  • Dates:  2/9/2023 - 2/11/2023

  • Times:  9am-5pm each day


  • There is an optional fourth day of instruction available for this course, offered on Sunday, Feb.12. Register separately to extend your experience. $50 tuition.


  • Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions
    2/12/2023 - 2/12/2023

  • Tuition:  $50.00

  • Materials Fee:  $0.00 - payable at registration


  • Instructor:  Fred Livesay

  • Capacity Remaining:  5



  • Dates:  2/12/2023 - 2/12/2023

  • Times:  9am-5pm


  • This is an optional fourth day of instruction for those already enrolled in the February 9-11th course.  Please only register for this course if you are already enrolled or are in the process of enrolling for the first three days of instruction.