Spoon whittling

Me and my partner had been talking about making things and how he wanted to get involved occasionally. So when I saw that the Wiltshire wildlife trust ran courses on spoon whittling, we signed up.

It was a day course, out on one of their reserves and fortunately we had pretty good weather that day.

The teacher was fab, really helpful and inclusive but this is never going to be something I take up. My partner enjoyed it far more than I did though.

We started with cutting down a branch of a hazel tree, cutting a section off, splitting and drawing a spoon. I was very unadventerous with my spoon.

You then use an axe to take off larger bits of wood and then a knife. Aces are really heavy and wood is hard – who knew. Basically my arms and hands where hurting pretty quickly.

I did however finish my spoon on the day and am pretty pleased with it. It was an enjoyable day out and we cam home with two lovely spoons

These are all the spoons made that day. My spoon is the tiny one and my partners is the one with the hook.

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November 2018

It has gotten cold, really quickly here. Its been an hard month, so my crafting has been unfocused. However I did have a fabulous day out at a craft show with a friend so I have some new kits to try out over the coming months. I’ve also started some Christmas cards and am about halfway through what I need.

Heres my list (its grown again)

  1. Quilt – no change
  2. Beaded purse – no change
  3. Peyote card case – no change
  4. Jumper – one body panel is complete
  5. Epp stars – I’ve sewn another row into panels and started making more star
  6. Beaded chain mail necklace – no change
  7. Cards – no change
  8. Netted bauble – halfway complete
  9. Baby knitting – I can’t say too much but it has started

Finishes this month are:

  1. Milanese hat – its delightful and has been worn quite a bit
  2. A beaded bauble – I had a really productive beading group this month

Pottery on the go is

  1. Plant pot
  2. Plant pot
  3. Flat dish
  4. Bauble

Finishes

  1. Jewellery box
  2. Diva
  3. Two parts of a nativity set

I’m super busy in November with a lot of traveling so I have no idea what I’ll get done. I’m hoping to do a little Christmas beading and as long as I get cards done this month all will be well.

My feature image is of all the spoons whittled on my day of spoon whittling. Mine is the tiny one.