Auburn had been criticized on social media by students and parents who said the university was supporting hate speech by allowing Spencer to visit. In response, the university said in a statement on Wednesday that it strongly deplored Spencer's views, but it would uphold his right to speak. After the cancellation, Spencer said he would give the speech at another location in Auburn on Tuesday. He did not say where. Spencer said his talk would touch on free speech issues but mainly focus on his newfound opposition to Trump. Spencer and other white nationalists soured on the Republican president after the recent U.S. bomb attacks in Syria and Afghanistan. "We are a true oppositional force," Spencer said. An outspoken supporter of Trump in the 2016 campaign, Spencer rose from relative obscurity in the days after the Nov.
I learned how to use an axe safely and saw branches off trees, and did lots of knife work and spoon carving, she says. The next day, she bought an axe and a set of knives. My parents joked that my sister brings home magazines and I come back with knives. Sellu, a trained interior designer, was working as a trend forecaster for clothing company Jack Wills, and began offsetting stressful days with an evening making a spoon. (Fellow makers Hatchet + Bear and Barn the Spoon were both Instagram inspirations.) In 2014, redundancy was the push she needed to turn her part-time craft into a full-time career: I thought, if I dont give this a try now, Im never going to do it. Pinterest Sophie Sellu in her studio. Photograph: เสื้อทีมครอบครัว Sophia Evans for the Guardian She was accepted on to the Princes Trust enterprise programme, where she was given mentoring, help with a business plan and a low-cost startup loan. Four months later, Grain & Knot was born. As well as spoons, Sellu makes chopping boards, butter knives, coffee scoops, bowls and other kitchenware. Initially based in her parents garage, she now has a studio in east London, where she has built a shed to house her lathe. In a break with the purists, she also uses a bandsaw (an electric saw with a metal blade stretched between two wheels), rather than an axe to create the basic shape of a spoon. You can use an axe only if youre working with green wood and I dont have a big enough supply, she explains.
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