Well it’s all over now but SPOONFEST 2013 was a blast. If you’ve not heard of it SPOONFEST is a gathering of 230 or so wonderful people from 11 countries sharing the love of carving wooden spoons. We provide a huge marquee, some of the best teachers in the world, great wood, campfires, BBQs and lots of tools but the real magic is the spirit of everyone who turns up.
Reading the various blogs and facebook posts makes all the hard work organising seem worthwhile, one of my favourites was this one where Julian writes
“I met so many kind and friendly people. About seven years ago I went to the Reading music festival. It was the first time I had ever been to an event like this, I enjoyed the music, but I was quite disappointed with the atmosphere. I had hoped that it would resemble Woodstock 1969, what I got was more like a football match. I conclude that hippies don’t go to music festivals anymore, they carve spoons.”
Richard Law was clearly inspired by JanHarms workshop on carved decoration.
another blog by Richard
Simon Hill’s experiences
I hardly had time to take photos so am posting links to various other colections
My fellow organiser Barn and I really enjoyed this years SPOONFEST and we will be running again in 2014. We have some great ideas for making it an even better experience. We sold out this year a month before the event and we will not be adding any more tickets next year so if you want to come join the facebook group and keep an eye out for tickets going on sale.