Spoons in Exchange: Carving Intimacies
With the role of the internet becoming increasingly important to craft learning and craft community-making, my research on spoon swapping in a spoon-carving community points to how social relationships impact craft learning and the sustaining of a craft practice. More emphasis should be placed on craft learning in present day popular craft movements. My paper shows how spoon carvers learn from each other in hon-hierarchical structures like copying each other’s spoons in spoon swaps, carving online, and in social craft gatherings.
Craft, Object Exchange, Amateur Craft, Craft Collecting, Wood Carving, Spoons, Spoon Swapping, Digital Craft, Community Exchange, Online Craft, Object Theory, Intimacy