Sylva Spoon

A Spot of Decoration

Tom BartlettComment
Inspired by the  designs and work of Simon Hill, I decided to do a little more spoon decorating. Here I've drawn out the pattern on the spoon handle.

Carefully I cut along the lines at a slight angle in one direction, then at the opposite angle, cutting a 'v' shaped groove. A small piece of wood is removed from each line.

I made small incisions, not removing any material, to create a darker line. To help the decoration stand out I rubbed coffee grounds into the design.

After speaking with Simon Hill and how he does his work, I think I need to slow down and do a little at a time if I want crisper, more uniform, designs.