WOOD WORKSHOPS

Taught by Rose Holdorf

Cutting Board

Decorated Cutting Board

July 31, 2021, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Nordia House

TICKET INCLUDES MATERIALS

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $90

GENERAL ADMISSION: $110

Make a simple, functional and elegant cutting board, cheese board or tea tray inspired by traditional Scandinavian decorative techniques. Students will learn how cutting boards are carved from a log using a froe, drawknife, and shaving horse. After learning about these traditional green woodworking techniques, students will spend most of the class designing and painting a decorated pattern for their cutting board, taking one home ready for use in your kitchen.

 

All experience levels are welcome.  Materials included with the workshop fee are cutting board blank, milk paint and finishing oil.

 

If weather permitting classes will be outside at Nordic Northwest’s forested Fogelbo property.

 

Tools Used:  carving knife, kolrosing knife, paint brushed, gouges, block plane

 

Maximum class size is 8 students

 

Students please wear long pants or an apron, close toed shoes

Spoon Carving.jpg

SOLD OUT - Spoon Carving For Beginners

August 1, 2021, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Nordia House, Outside, weather permitting

TICKET INCLUDES MATERIALS

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $70

GENERAL ADMISSION: $85

This one-day class will start with a few freshly cut or “green” logs and split them down into workable wooden blanks to carve spoons. Learn traditional greenwood carving techniques, from using axes and froes to split along the wood grain, to shaping our work into form with a simple carving, or slojd knife. Students will learn how to source and store wood for projects, wield a knife safely with a few staple carving grips, and discuss design and form too, carving the wood into utile objects good for stirring a pot of stew or scooping up a spoon full of cereal for breakfast. All tools, including safety gloves, will be provided in the class, and students will take home a finishing kit so their spoon is kitchen-ready.

 

If weather permitting classes will be outside at Nordic Northwest’s forested Fogelbo property.

 

Woodshop is appropriate for students age 14+

 

Maximum class size is 8 students

 

Students please wear long pants or an apron, close toed shoes

Rose Holdorf

Meet your instructor, Rose Holdorf

Rose grew up between a fir forest and an oak savanna in a house her parents built outside Corvallis, Oregon. A Macalester College alumna with a background in educational nonprofits, she attended North House Folk School in Minnesota to study traditional northern crafts, including timber framing, chair making, greenwood carving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, fibers, and natural dyeing. In 2018, she returned to the land where she was raised to revive her Dad’s woodshop and continue to carve, weave, sew, dye, and build.

Rose is a member of Teal Cooperative Gallery and teaches woodworking classes at Wildcraft Studio School, North House Folk School, Oregon State University Craft Center, Highland Woodshop, Nordic Northwest, American Swedish Institute, and Fireweed Community Woodshop in Minneapolis. Whatever adventures may come, Rose hopes to always nurture our land and empower those who value it so we can have stronger relationships with the environment and each other.