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Sharon Littley has been teaching carving for over 15 years and has tutored students of the craft all over the UK. Sharon is based in Port Talbot, Wales. Author of the book 'Celtic Carved Lovespoons', Sharon is a well known for her wonderful and unique Lovespoons, a traditional Welsh gift. Friendly and approachable as well as massively knowledgeable about all things to do with wooden love spoons, get in touch with Sharon to discuss possible...
Next course on 18th November 2017
Oneday woodcraft course - learn to carve a wooden spoon. The last course of the year will be held in Hamstead Marshall Village hall on November 18th Spend a day in my woodland workshop learning to craft functional spoons from green (freshly felled) timber. No experience is necessary but we will be using hand tools all day so you need to be physically fit, all tools and materials are provided in the cost of the...
Two day spoon carving course near Banbury, Oxfordshire Spoon carving is a traditional craft that most can learn. The tools required are few and affordable and the wood is usually available locally at little or no cost. The two-day spoon carving course I run is aimed at beginners or the self-taught wishing to improve their skills. Consequently, no previous experience is required, just an enthusiasm to learn a traditional craft. Everything else is provided; tools,...
Next course on 29th September 2017
This course can be done online or one to one at my workshop. Tools provided at my workshop or I can advise you where to buy your own. Sessions can be booked in 4 and 8 hour blocks but can then be broken down into bite sized two hour sessions. This helps with dealing with specific issues, time to practice and a revisit in the next session before progressing. Whilst you can have whichever suits...
Next course on 30th September 2017
Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional axe and knife techniques. This course covers; - Choice of wood. You will learn about the different qualities of the main varieties of common British hardwoods and the difference between suitable and unsuitable material. - Tools. You will use three tools; axe, straight blade knife and curved 'hook' or spoon knife. The focus will be on how to use these tools safely and efficiently. All tools and wood...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Please note I only run courses for no more than two students at a time. This I believe reduces any negative down time and gives very good value for money. For details on course availability please visit our website home page (then scroll to the bottom of the page). This is an introductory course in basic techniques needed for spoon carving to give you the confidence and knowledge to build on in your own time....
Greenwood Spoon Carving A one-day course with Dave Jackson, basic spoon carving is an excellent, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different for a day, in the peace and tranquillity of our Woodland Craft Area. Over the day you will learn the basics of the 'age-old' craft of spoon carving using green (unseasoned) wood. You will learn various 'grasps' and carving techniques using a mora carving knife, how to carve...
Robin Wood is an internationally recognised, traditional woodworker. Robin's carving courses are unique in that they focus on the skills you want to take away from the course, although you will also have some spoons (or bowls) too! You’ll learn a range of cuts with knives and axes which will enable you to use carving tools efficiently and safely. You’ll then be guided through a few simple projects where you will be able to use...
This full day course allows you to take a log blank and turn it into a spoon you’ll be able to use in the kitchen forever. We teach you how to safely and effectively use axes and different knives to shape your spoon, giving you the perfect introduction into making spoons for yourself at home. The course is held at beautiful Coppicewood College near Cilgerran in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It is a full day course...
Coventry Woodcarvers are a friendly group of like-minded people from the Coventry & Warwickshire area, with an interest in woodcarving. We have a tutor and several experienced carvers able to instruct and advise students on all aspects of carving and pyrography. We are a mixture of levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition to this we have a tool sharpening and timber cutting service along with opportunities to sell finished carvings via exhibitions and stands...