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Woodcarving

Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

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Course Overview

Kolrosing is like scrimshaw on wood and a great way to decorate spoons, spreaders, and plates. It doesn’t involve specialized tools, strength, or a studio. In fact, you can do it in your lap and carry everything you need in a pencil case! Rather than removing material, kolrosing is cutting an incision in the wood, fill it with pigment like cinnamon or coffee and then burnish it closed. It’s wonderful for spoons because kolrosing is smooth to the lips and doesn’t fill with mashed potatoes! This course will include layout and design, surface preparation, knife techniques, cutting straight and curved lines, lettering, patterns, kolrosing on flat and curved surfaces, and techniques for working on small objects. We’ll develop skills as we practice on boards, tongue depressors, and inexpensive wooden kitchen spoons. As students grow in confidence and skills, they may make kolrosed name tags and decorate spoons and spreaders that they have brought along. Prior experience in woodworking is helpful but not required.

Required Tools

  • A sharp pointed sloyd knife 
  • A kolrosing knife. These are for sale in the North House school store as well. Call ahead to reserve yours if you plan to buy it at North House.

Optional Tools

  • Magnifying glasses
  • Wooden spoons or butter spreaders or items you'd like to kolrose
     

Dates

Tue, Mar 15th, 2022  –  Thu, Mar 17th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $255.00
Materials fee: $25.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Liesl Chatman
Liesl Chatman
Minneapolis, MN

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