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Wille Sundqvist DVD

Postby Follansbee » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:17 pm

I’m not sure if this has been mentioned on the forum here; I haven’t seen it listed; but I’ve been out of touch.
The film “The Spoon the Bowl and the Knife” is finished and released. Jogge Sundqvist told me it’s selling at quite a clip, so if you haven’t got yours yet, the time is now.
Here’s the blurb
A tradition bearers
Wille Sundqvist, The Highlands, is a craftsman in a deep Västerbotten handicraft tradition. Willes traditional carving spoons and ladles, his rough-machined bowls and the educational work he has done through his books has made him known to both a national and international audience. Since the early 60's has Wille worked to spread the genuine Swedish woodwork tradition and convey their handicraft skills through books, courses, publications, and international travel. His idiom and handicraft methods have for 50 years inspired many crafts enthusiasts.
About the film
The film shows Wille how he produces a ladle from a raw material, from to fell the tree in the forest to the finished decorated and oiled ladle. He was turning a large bowl of a raw birch topic, cutting into a text on it and share his life story - from his horse as he did aged 12 to meetings with both furniture designer Carl Malmsten and the American Folklore researcher Bill Coperthwaite.
The handicrafts are an energy efficient production of local materials that provide useful items for those who manufacture them. Unlike today's commercial world, there is in handicrafts, a producer and a consumer in a single product. It is a genuine approach born out of a society based on subsistence and the Scandinavian handicraft traditions represent. Generations of knowledge in our Western society died out. That knowledge is again highly topical in the intense environmental debate about a sustainable society. I hope that this film can make a difference.

The film will be on sale at Drew Langsner’s site http://www.countryworkshops.org and Del Stubbs’ http://www.pinewoodforge.com in the US. 36 $.+ shipping.
In the UK it will be sold by Maurice Pyle at http://www.woodsmithexperience.co.uk for 22 GBP + shipping.
In Scandinavia and other Europe you can buy it from http://www.surolle.se/kontakt/nyhetsbre ... revet.html
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Re: Wille Sundqvist DVD

Postby Christophe » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:25 pm

Thank's for the info Peter.
I'm currently travelling through France and just connect once a week on the net, so it is hard to keep up with everything....but I just place my order :D
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Re: Wille Sundqvist DVD

Postby ToneWood » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:16 pm

Hi Peter,
We noticed the project: Wille Sunqvist DVD and book re-print :) / viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2872&p=24102 - so good to see it come to fruition :)

BTW Woodland Craft Supplies also carrying it (for the same price, £22+shipping): http://www.woodlandcraftsupplies.co.uk/ ... cts_id=354
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Re: Wille Sundqvist DVD

Postby Christophe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:37 pm

Hi everyone,

I doubt anyone here would hesitate before buying this DVD, but, I bought it, watched it and I can only say that it is EXCELLENT.
I will probably watch it a thousand time and without any doubt, I will be a thousand time amazed by Mr Sundqvist.
What a man!!!
Many thanks to all of the people who made it possible.

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