Tälja

Creative meditation
for human beings

Pause now.
Step aside from modern life.
Relax your mind with Tälja.

INTRODUCING TÄLJA
A WOOD CARVING KIT

The knife

The knife

A swedish woodcarving knife with a thin blade of steel and birchwood handle.
The wood

The wood

Swedish wood – a branch of juniper and a piece of birchwood.
The paper

The paper

Two types of sandpaper to remove hard edges and achieve a soft finish.
The oil

The oil

Pure paraffin oil, a natural mineral oil that will make your craft live longer.
The help

The help

Tälja is easy but it comes with some help on "how to" and "what to" carve.

HOW TO TÄLJA

Classic

Keep your hand close to the knife’s blade. Carve away from you in a steady and firm motion, moving the blade from base to tip. Apply pressure to the blade and keep it level against the wood
Classic
Thumb grip

Thumb grip

Use your thumb at the base of the wood for support and so you don't cut yourself. Angle the knife slightly away from you and gently push the wood with your thumb and press the knife towards you.