Hand carved wooden ladle - Lilac wood
Made from locally sourced (my garden!) Lilac wood collected during a trim of a tree. These take a lot longer to make than standard eating spoons and I always use a naturally bent or cranked section of wood, so as to allow the strength in the wood to follow the shape.
Shaped to allow the easy movement of soups, sauces and stews from the cooking pot to the bowl. Great for pancake batters too. One scoop full is enough for a pancake.
The handle has a chip carved and milk painted design similar to ones I have seen in Scandinavia. Overall length is just over ten inches.
I've enjoyed making spoons for 16 years and still like to tweak designs and try different woods, and enjoy the flow of production work. This however is a one off.
Finished with cold pressed, food grade Swedish Linseed Oil. This produces a cured durable finish protecting the wood in a natural way.
Best not to wash in a dishwasher, and after many enjoyable meals, a light wiping of good quality cooking oil, will help to maintain the finish.
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