“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork
This illustrated talk will introduce many of the uses for naturally-shaped tree parts in woodworking. From the utilitarian to the decorative, we shall see traditional and contemporary applications of trunks, branches, stumps and knees in woodworking. We can almost guarantee your seeing some pieces of woodwork that exist nowhere else in the world and are likely entirely novel to you! It spans the spectrum from many rare wooden farm implements and household items (with examples from Russia and Finland), to unique vernacular furniture (Estonia and Latvia). There will also be some architectural examples from Germany and the UK. Finally, modern Alaskan items (furniture and sleds) from our boreal forest will be shown. If you are a woodie, this is an evening worth your time for wonder and beguilement. Smaller pieces will be on display. Share some dialogue, coffee and cake thereafter.
Date of the event: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time of the event: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Age range: all ages welcome
Location: The Folk School
No registration required!