Spoon Carving Workshop

With Yuri Moldenhauer

April 29 - 30, 2017

Please join us for the weekend (a two day workshop) as we learn an

old scandinavian tradition of spoon carving. The workshop will be

held at Norwegian Wood Retreat just south of Princeton, MN.

The workshop will start with a walk in the woods to identify where

the best spoons can be found and end with using it! There will be

lots of skills and safety tips learned from start to finish. Bring a

bandaid just in case. The class will be taught by local craftsman Yuri


As Yuri would describe his wood working experience: “I have

been involved with some type of wood working pretty much my

entire life. I am a carpenter by trade. I found spoon carving

around 10 yrs ago after seeing the work of the late Frank

Foltz. He mentored me and started me on my love of spoon

carving and Buckthorn. I have been teaching for around 7

years now and love to get people interested and involved in the

tradition. “

Bring your own sloyd knives. If you don’t have basic tools,

please let us know so that we have enough for you to borrow.

Carving materials will be provided.

Weekend Retreat rate includes Saturday overnight shared

room accommodations, meals on Saturday and Sunday,

and spoon carving instruction - $250. Class will be held

from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. both Saturday and


Rate without overnight accommodations includes spoon

carving instruction and lunch - $150 for both days.

Deadline for registration is March 30, 2017. Class will be limited to 8 carvers. Please call 651-335-3449 or email

deb@norwegianwoodretreat.com to reserve a spot before deadline. Payment is accepted with check, cash, credit