The Annual Spoon Gathering 2014

January 14, 20140 Comments

Following up on my last post about “Spoonfest” I received a comment from Rod T. regarding the Milan Village Arts School annual “Spoon Gathering” here in the States.

wooden spoon makers at Spoon Gathering

Image courtesy of MVAS

It’s been happening annually for a while now and sounds like the kind of get together I could hangout at…or sit around for…depending on how you look at it based on the pictures.

According to MVAS’ website the event is described as “An annual assembly of folk artisans with an emphasis on spoons.” and “What started as a small gathering of spoon carvers and enthusiasts in the backyard of a home in St. Paul has grown into a vibrant and entertaining weekend of carving, friendship and food.”

Also according to the website, activities currently planned for the weekend include:
Friday is set aside solely for spoon carving time.
Saturday will be demonstrations from renowned carvers and a potluck party in the evening.

“Join us for a weekend of demonstrations and friendship. Bring your spoon blanks and carving tools or just come to watch and enjoy the weekend. All levels of experience welcome and absolute beginners will be well cared for.”

Sounds like a great time and an even better excuse to just hangout with woodworking folk and make stuff! For more information visit the Milan Village Arts School Website at

In the meantime…if you want to get a head start on the experience there’s some great resources out there, including these two:

The Woodwright's Shop, Season 6, Episode 2 - That Old Spoon Carver

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