|Carving a Lovespoon featuring Mistletoe design
||Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
||Sharp, good quality Palm tools: 3/8" or smaller, shallow gouge, deeper gouge, and skew (or small detail knife), e.g. Pfeil 8mm #5 gouge (05x11); 8mm #1 skew (05R09); 6mm #7 gouge (05Y42 or 05Y03) - bent gouge); Sharpening Strop and Carving Glove. Economic
||Each student will carve a basswood lovespoon with a mistletoe decoration designed by the instructor. In this multisession class, students will learn and practice fundamental carving techniques, and address common challenges, using very simple edge tools. We will practice working with symmetry, the wood's natural characteristics, and carving long, smooth curves, convex and concave surfaces, all within a delicate design. In the interest of time, students will need to do some homework between sessions, and complete the finishing at home. All aspects of carving lovespoons, from design to finishing, will be discussed and demonstrated. Each student will also receive reference materials, a copy of the pattern, and copy of David Western's book: "History of Lovespoons: The Art and Traditions of a Romantic Craft," featuring some spoons by the instructor. Carving tools purchased by students in this class will be offered at a 10% discount.