GreenWood Wrights’Fest is a semi-annual gathering of spoon carvers, bowl turners, chair makers, basket weavers, and tool smiths united by a passion for crafting by traditional methods. The spring festival offers formal classes taught by recognizable names while the fall gathering welcomes casual collaboration and community building.
True to the culture of the carving community, GreenWood Wrights’Fest is dedicated to creating a supportive space to learn and grow in the greenwood craft. Classes offer a structured environment to learn from some of the best makers in the game. Demonstrations showcase skills and techniques to further enrich your experience and understanding of the Sloyd ecosystem.
Derived from Swedish hand crafts called Sloyd, green woodworking is a traditional way of making functional items for the farm and home with recently harvested wood. Historically taught in schools, this form of old school woodworking is captivating people from all walks of life and spreading like wildfire globally. We use primarily hand tools such as Silky saws, hatchets, Sloyd knives (Mora), and special spoon carving knives, transforming greenwood into beautifully crafted functional objects. Green wood is easy to carve but requires special considerations that may not be apparent to greenwood greenhorns. Greenwood wrights must have an intimate understanding of nature, the forest, the wood and traditional craftsmanship.
We want to make green woodworking accessible to everyone. You can help by contributing to our GreenWood WrightsFest Scholarship Fund or nominating a recipient.
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