Simple Sloyd: Greenwood Wall Hooks
Instructor: Joel Cimarron
Day & Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ages: Intergenerational (16 and up)
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
Students Please Bring:
- Closed-toed shoes.
- Sloyd knives are available for use during the workshop but you’re welcome to bring one from home.
- Note taking materials.
- (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.
Transform invasive privet branches into strong, decorative wall hooks. We will cover safe greenwood carving techniques, effective sloyd knife grips, and finishes including paints and oils. Sloyd is a Swedish-derived word referring to educational handcraft, specifically woodcraft, which develops skill in working with tools and materials as well as supporting the creativity and depth of a person's character. Join me for a fun day of carving and conversation. Leave with the skill to continue carving, and several beautiful, unique wall hooks. Use your hooks to organize coats, bags, or craft materials! All are welcome!
All materials are included with A $0 FEE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
About the Instructor: Joel lives in the Unicoi mountains outside of Murphy, NC where he is building a home with wood harvested from the forest. He spends his free time exploring greenwood working, tanning deerskins, timber framing, and wild tending perennial plants and trees. He teaches handcrafts and traditional skills to adults and children through a non-profit he co-founded with his partner Delia Turner Fian, called School of the Greenwood. Joel has studied traditional timber framing in Latvia and Ireland. He has lived off-grid for the past 25 years and had his life featured for three seasons on the National Geographic documentary series Live Free or Die. Joel is glad to now live close to the Folk School and have the opportunity to share his love of woodworking and traditional craft with the community.