This page has many different types of spoons of varying types of woods. Several of them are decorated using a technique called kolrosing. This style of decorating spoons and other common wooden items is Scandinavian and traces its roots to the time of the Vikings. After a pattern is drawn on the spoon a very special knife is used to incise the lines of the pattern. Traditionally, coal dust would be rubbed into the lines (hence "kol"- rosing). I use very fine coffee grounds (usually freeze-dried) to add the color. The spoon is then finished with Salad Bowl finish and can either be used as a decorative piece or used in cooking. I recommend gently washing the spoon after use and never allowing it to soak or go in the dishwasher.
Basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with beeswax.
Note: this spoon is decorative only and is non-functional.
Pattern by Glenn Stewart