Dala Horse Wood Carving Day Workshop

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Dala Horse Wood Carving Day Workshop
Dala Horse Wood Carving Day Workshop


Learn to carve wood starting with this nice little project of a Dala horse. The basic shape has been formed using a bandsaw so you will add detail and learn about carving following the grain of the wood.

You will learn safe wood carving techniques using the Mora 120 & 106 wood carving knives, or other Mora knives more suitable for children. Some of these safe carving techniques are the same as those used for carving a range of other treen such as spoons. This is a less strenuous carving project than making a spoon so is also ideal for beginners. We will also cover sharpening knives as this is key to safe carving.

Other tools are also available to use and try out.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and biscuits included.
Two Dala horse blanks included, and others available to buy at discount prices.
Training in a range of safe carving techniques used for this and other treen.
Tools you will need to use during the day.
Tools care and sharpening information.
Tools available to buy.
A PDF of knife grasps to remind you of safe carving techniques.


  • Delivered In-Person


22 Priestfield Crescent, EH16 5JQ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About Alien Spoons

Alien Spoons
Alien Spoons
Alien Spoons? Well it’s easy to remember…and some of the knife grips feel a bit alien when you first try them. I teach the traditional craft of spoon carving using local and sustainable wood to make spoons and other utensils, coat hooks, bowls, etc. I provide training and workshops for people to learn how to use just an axe, a wood carving knife and a spoon knife to make spoons and other treen. Available for small groups, 1-2-1 training and events. Workshops from two hours to two days can be tailored to your requirements. Please call to find out more. I am a member of the Green Crafts Initiative, all the wood I use is of local origin and sustainably harvested.
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