|Jarrod StoneDahl teaching sheath making with natural materials|
I didn't get to go on all of the courses I would have liked, it would have been especially great to have been on one of the Jogge courses on Friday, but it was clear that as much effort as possible was made to make sure that everyone that wanted to could get on at least one of the courses.
|Fritiof Runhall teaching axe work|
I did manage to get on two of the courses I wanted to. Jarrod StoneDahl taught a course on making Birch Bark sheaths, something that I have tried before, but Jarrod showed me how to do it properly. Finally I can throw away the ugly plastic sheaths that came with my Mora knives. Steve Tomlin taught about improving your spoon carving. It was very interesting and helpful, giving an insight into his analytical approach and will hopefully help me to finally get my spoons symmetrical.
|Jogge Sundqvist meeting people and answering questions|
I was chuffed to bits that my brother Eden came along with us, but in retrospect i think that it's a shame we weren't a bit more sociable as everyone I met was so friendly and there are lots of people that i would have liked to have met properly.
|More from the Gallery|
By the end of the weekend I felt that i was part of an international community and so pleased that i could be at the first of what will hopefully be an annual event. Many thanks to Barn, Robin and everyone else that made it such a success.
|Some spoons. Left to Right: Robin, Steve, me, Jarrod|