by Barn the Spoon
Barn the Spoon. That's his name. He has been a woodcarver for more than two decades and his spoons and more show it. This - the first book he wrote - is not only a guide to spoon carving from start to finish, but is also a loving explanation of the recent resurgence of green woodworking and sustainable making. Barn does through the lens of the carved spoon both literally and metaphorically. For those who want to go deeper in their understanding of the green woodworking community and lifestyle which will help strengthen your own carving, Spoon is a simple and accessible place to start and a great complement to the more overt "how-to" guides out there.
Especially when used in conjunction with Barn the Spoon's website and videos (as it is meant to be) Spoon covers green woodworking culture and sustainability, wood choice, carving tools for beginners, carving techniques, and finally a guide to crafting 16 different spoons.
In Barn's own words:
"There are a few things I hope you'll take away from this book, from practical tips regarding the hands-on business of carving, right through to broader social, environmental, and philosophical points. In my mind, however, these things are not really separable, or rather, they are all joined up."
Harcover. 6" x 9". 224 pages.
"No one in Britain knows more about crafting a spoon from greenwood than Barn The Spoon." --The Guardian
"London's most famous and charismatic spoon whittler ... King of the whittlers." -- Sunday Telegraph