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Carving Köksredskap: Breadboards, Butter Knives & Spoons

Course Overview

Create beautiful and useful things for your kitchen using simple hand tools and native woods. Participants in this course will be introduced to the Swedish traditions of ‘köksredskap,’ or the process of carving functional utensils, including butter knives, small spoons or bread boards. Students will start by splitting a green log, then will use classic hand tools to carve their desired project. Instruction will cover how to properly care for your creations so that they will be durable and functional for years to come. No experience necessary as we provide the tools, wood, and direction. Students will leave with two to three hand carved projects that are reminiscent of yesteryear. No trips to Ikea here, just innovative designs following the folk art traditions of Sweden.


Sat, May 9th, 2020  –  Sun, May 10th, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $185.00
Includes materials fee of $15.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • carving knife with short blade (2" to 3")

Optional Tools

  • hatchet or axe
  • eye protection
  • carving hook or gouge
  • pencils
  • some drawing paper
  • (Items may be available for purchase @ North House School Store)

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.