Learn how to carve with a mora knife

Learn how to carve with a mora knife

With a mora knife in one hand and a piece of wood in the other, you have the perfect occupation for restless days! You can also never get too many butter knives, perfect to give away as a gift! It is just as well to say it directly; it is not perfection that is the goal. If you want perfectly symmetrical butter knives for the kitchen, you will find such for a spitting thief at companies like Ikea. However, a personally carved butter knife is something completely different! You will definitely remember the moment when you carved it. There is something special about the objects you have shaped with your bare hands (and a sharp mora knife). In this workshop, you will learn the basics of carving and can then choose to make either a shrink jar or a butter knife. A shrink jar is a smart storage vessel that does not require any glue. A fresh branch or trunk is hollowed out and then shrunk to a dry wood base. If you are lucky, it will even be waterproof, pure magic! The workshop requires no prior knowledge. Even if you have not held a mora knife since woodcraft at school, this can be something for you and even a beginner can carve into a shrink jar or butter knife. A mora knife is included in the workshop's price. Note that in the workshop at 12 you can make a butter knife and at 14 you can create a shrink jar.

Skillbreak creator

Moa Brännström Ott

Moa Brännström Ott
Since 2019

Moa Brännström Ott freelances as a fine carpenter and works mostly with manufacturing specially designed furniture and objects for, among other things, restaurants and artists. She often works with designers, especially the design group Uglycute. Moa has a degree from Capellagården's education in furniture carpentry.

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600 kr/person

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From 600 kr/person

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Learn how to carve with a mora knife
Learn how to carve with a mora knife

Workshop details


Hosted in Swedish or English

4 - 10 participants


Snacks included

Material included

Info about location

Karlavägen 31, Stockholm

5.0 (1 reviews)

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Additional information

Please note

This try-out course is part of Natur & Kultur's craft fair Hantverka, which kicks off on May 4 at Karlavägen 31 in Stockholm. In addition to several parallel workshops, there is a hand-me-down exhibition, public talks about Swedish handicrafts, bookstores and coffee sales by Ai Ventura, known for its equally beautiful and good Japanese pastries.

You'll learn

Grunderna i att tälja - Tälja en krympburk eller en smörkniv -

Information from Skillbreak

Safety measures

Keep a safe physical distance between yourself and other people. When you meet your host(s) and other guests, don't shake hands or hug – try a no-contact greeting instead.

Cancellation policies

All workshops can be cancelled up to 5 days before start day. With regards to Covid-19, we are allowing rebooking up to 48h before the workshop starts. Read more