December 121:30pm – 2:30 pm
December 1210:30am – 11:30am
Star boy/person who is an important part of the Luciatåg (Lucia procession).
I vår Luciakör har vi 10 stjärngossar. We have 10 star boys/people in our Lucia choir.
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I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
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Julia Kalthoff started forging at age 19 and has worked with axes and slöjd since. She fell for metalworking because heating metal and shape it using your own body is like magic, it feels like you are doing something impossible. She worked at the big old axe forge Gränsfors Bruks, and then the big old axe forge Wetterlings. Working there she got curious in wood, because an axe the maker needs to know the wood to improve the axe. Opposed to metal, wood is not mystical but accessible, it grows in the forest everywhere, and you need very few tools to work with it. For Julia, working in green wood with an axe is a way to connect to nature. In 2016 she started Kalthoff Axes, to make carving axes.
– I really love the feeling when axing. To be relaxed and work in your own rhythm. The axe becomes an extension of yourself. Sometimes you use your whole body to chop off big chunks, and sometimes you gently carve see-through shavings. Disappear in looking at the grain to see where to place the next cut, and slowly let the shape get closer to your aim. Listen to the sound of a sharp tool in the green wood.
Today, Julia and her colleagues makes carving axes on order in a small workshop in central Stockholm. They regularly teach axe technique, carving, sharpening skills and more. Every month they host a carving club, and try to spread the carving waves over the world.
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