Yesterday I finished a new spoon made from a dry piece of a birch tree hump. This time I used oliv oil and the texture came out very nice and different compared to a regular piece of stem because of the irregular growth of the hump. I tried to make the spoon as thin and light as possible. Because it is quite deep it can be used as a marmelade spoon or for salt/sugar and for soups.… weiterlesen
I finished my first hairstick and named it after the goddess Iðunn, which is another name for Nanna, who is Baldrs wife. The rune Dagaz is connected to her and Baldr, so I’ve chosen it after figuring out this fact trough the book „Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Skandinavia“. I choose Iðunn instead of Nanna because my intention says this name and its letters fitting better together with the form of the stick.… weiterlesen
While I was making the spoon, my girlfriend made a beautiful hairstick from lindenwood. Blue ornaments like spiral, triskele and runes on dark brown mordanted wood looks very nice. So we decided to make more of them. During the easter holidays we collected boughs of linden and poplar wood, debarked and waxed them (to avoiding cracks due to the drying) and began with the carving.… weiterlesen
After toilsome carving and sanding my first spoon made out from a block of applewood is now done! It’s not perfect – the applewood had two holes (finally 3 – one big on the top side at the handle and two little holes at the left side) which I didn’t see before I started, so I had to fill them with wood paste and glue.… weiterlesen
Today I continued carving:
To find a good balance between art and utility I try to make a wooden spoon by myself. It’s a very simple primary tool for one of the basic needs: to feed yourself. The first plan was to carve the spoon out from an oak bough which I simply cut in a forest on a rainy day.
My fresh bough got little cracks very soon.… weiterlesen