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Whittle a Swedish Dala Horse 06/23/19

Whittle a Swedish Dala Horse 06/23/19
Highland Item # 993522

Price : $85.00
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Whittle a Swedish Dala Horse

Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Class Size: 8
Hands on class

Dating back centuries and popularized internationally since the mid 19th Century, the carved Dala horse has been an iconic symbol of Swedish hemslojd - “handicraft”. Some scraps of wood, a sharp knife and some long winter nights were all the Swedes needed to whittle out this beloved tradition of crafting children's toys that has lasted for centuries. In this class, renowned wood figurine carver Jim LeClaire, will help you whittle and carve your own Dala horse. This is a perfect beginning carving / whittling project that uses minimal tools, but will let you learn and practice knife whittling skills to set you on your way for a hobby of wood carving. Jim will show basic techniques for controlled, safe cutting, give pointers on sharpening and share tips for painting your newly carved Dala horse at home.

Tool Required: Flexcut Roughing Knife

For your safety, when attending a hands-on class, be sure to wear closed toe footwear.

Highland Woodworking reserves the right to cancel any class. Full refunds will be issued in that event. Students withdrawing from a class must notify Highland Woodworking 10 or more days prior to the beginning of the class to receive full credit or refund. No refund or credit will be issued with less than 10 days' notice.
*For labor intensive or multiple day courses, we reserve the right to issue special refund stipulations which will be noted in the class advertisement at the time of posting.

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