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Sunday, 18 November 2012


Wow, well it certainly happened, and it wouldn't have happened if you didn't all come along so a big thank you for that. It seems like a long time ago now,  a lot of people worked very hard, most of us for the love of spoons and quite rightly so. There were a few however who just got caught up in all this because of Robin and I who deserve a special thank you.

I would have paid £40 just to go to listen to Jogge, he headlined our festival and was fantastic. I can be forgiven for being apprehensive that Jogge might have a bit of an ego, turns out he has an alter ego called Surrolle! I've heard that Beyounce has an altergo for "onstage", apparently this allows her to perform with attitude without being a complete premadonna off stage. I wish someone had told me about all this before it was too late.

Within a few minutes of meeting Jogge we had got his spoons out! and he was so excited to show us the new wooden cases he'd carved for his engraving knives, great attitude - along the lines of "look what i've made!" love that, what an amazing sharing person. This behaviour was at the heart of Spoonfest it was amazing to see so many people, new and old, sharing their passion for carving spoons.

Over the next few weeks i'm going to do some posts on the spoons I got from the "Lineup" which i thought would be a nice way to talk a little about spoon design.

We are also making arrangements for SPOONFEST this space!


  1. Any plans to bring the event a little further south, so it's more affordable/accessible for people in the south of the country to attend?

  2. Hi Mark it will be at Edale 2013 but we may move it South someday. I walked to it this year from Bristol up the severn and along canals with a hitched ride to Macclesfield, but I appreciate this amount of time may mean money to you, we hope to do a more comprehensive lift sharing scheme next year.

    1. Thanks Barn, I live right down on the Sussex coast, so the fuel cost alone to get to Edale was prohibitive, shame really, as i know a few blokes down in this neck of the woods who would have liked to come up for it, but between fuel costs and the time of work to get there and back it just wasnt possible, of course if you go too far south then the guys from up north will face the same problem, dont envy you having to organise it, one day i will get there.

      All the best

  3. Awesome, I'm bummed I couldn't find funds for a plane ticket from the US. Maybe next year. I'd love to officially photograph and film the event, as well as carve too!

    I haven't met any US carvers at all, starting to feel a little lonely out here. May be time to visit England again 8)

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