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Quin Woodcraft

Little Snail Eating Spoon - Cherry

Little Snail Eating Spoon - Cherry

Regular price £26.00 GBP
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This beautiful Cherry was gifted to me from a friend in Yorkshire. A characterful eating spoon, with an elegant shape and curved crank. It fits and feels so nicely in the hand, as well as the mouth. 

The grain of this cherrywood is just stunning; slightly spalted to create that unique and natural dark colouring around the edges, with rippling grain up the handle and central rings in the bowl.

I added a cute little snail with some kolrosing. Kolrosing is an old European form of almost  ‘tattooing’ the wood. You cut the design in with a sharp knife, fill the cut with a colour pigment (I use cinnamon) then burnish the cut with a smooth tool to close the wood over, trapping the design under the surface. 

Carved by hand tools only, axe and knife, in Wiltshire woodlands. Knife finished, no sanding, to create a smoother finish. 

I like to think this is such a versatile spoon, perfect for popping in your pocket for a picnic, or breakfast porridge. A strong all rounder. 

Finished with Tung oil to really bring the grain out.

Time for completion: approx 4hours 

Shipping & Returns

Free UK standard Royal Mail postage unless requested otherwise. Proof of postage will be acquired. International postage is calculated at checkout.
Returns accepted, buyer is responsible for the shipping costs of returning the item.

Care Instructions

This is a hand carved wooden item and knife and tool marks may still be present. Please do not put wooden items in the dishwasher. Hand wash only with warm soapy water and leave to air dry. You may wish to oil your spoon every once in a while if it starts looking thirsty. A coat of food safe oil (tung oil, nut oils etc) will nourish the wood and keep it looking fresh.

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