Slöjd is a complex intellectual and practical knowledge. Through the years I have learned the materials of different characteristics in both green and dry.
How does it splitit? Is it easy to carve? How dry it? Is it to bow? How strong is it?
Then there’s the knowledge of how the tools should be used and how they should be sharpened. Axes, drawknives, knives and spoons knives, drills and saws.
Above all, all knife grasps! The Tin Can Opener Grip and Crossed Thumbs Grasp …
All courses are based on the old traditional craft where also inspiration for form and joining is.
We often go into the woods and select our materials to learn the process from the beginning and to get inspiration from the individual tree’s character. The main thing you learn in a workshop is how to process the wood by hand with riving and cutting tools, and how to display the form you want to do. Drying, grinding and surfacing are also important briefings during the workshop.
My first class was at Sätergläntan in Insjön 1985. Since then it has been around 10 per year. Especially in Sweden, from the very south up to the very north, but also in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, England, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, New Zealand, and since 1986 in the United States.
I also teach workshops, weekend classes and sells private tuition in my workshop.
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