Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Decorating the Trossingen lyre

The decoration shown here is a method that still is done in Norway and Sweden to this day,  it's called Kolrosing 
Small Nordic knives scratch into the wood a v section and charcoal or coal dust is let into the grooves mixed with animal fat or beeswax.   (Walnut oil is the modern alternative choice ). 
I will be filming a short video demonstrating this next week 

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