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Spoon carving courses

Spoon carving courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn from experienced wooden spoon carvers - this could be the most satisfying thing you have ever done!

Yorkshire - Next course on 8th September 2019
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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 27th September 2019
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales April 11th-12th 2-Day Beginners September 27th 1-Day Improvers The 2-day course is suitable for complete beginners & starting with a log, you will end up with a lovely hand-made stirring spoon on the first day. All the tools & materials are provided – green wood, chopping blocks, axes and knives. The second day allows you more time to really learn & embed the skills involved in...
Northumberland - Next course on 21st July 2019
Do you fancy trying your hand at spoon carving? I have been managing woodlands and developing traditional craft skills for the past 6 years at Northern Wood Monkey in Northumberland. Come along and learn safe axe and knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon. The joy of...
Make a Shrink Pot and Discover the magic of shrink pots. This course will run from our woodland site near Warminster in Wiltshire Shrink pots are often referred to as shrink boxes and are believed to have originated from Scandinavia. These pots are called Krympburk in Sweden, they were traditionally used for storing dry goods. The pots are made from freshly felled green wood. A section from a branch or trunk is taken depending on...
Cornwall - Next course on 1st June 2019
We'll give you a log. You turn it into a spoon! This practical 1 day course is a great introduction to the world of green woodworking. You’ll learn about the make-up of wood and tips for identifying the best materials to use for your woodcraft. You’ll be introduced to the range of traditional tools used in green woodworking and will be given tuition in the ancient skills of crafting beautiful pieces without the need for...
Please visit the website using the link above to check on course dates and availability The aim of the Spoon Carving Taster Day is to provide an introduction to the craft of spoon carving. While no prior experience is required, the Spoon Carving Taster Day could be a follow-on course to the Knife Skills & Whittling Course or as a means to discover whether you want to take up spoon carving before doing a two-day...
This is a 3-hour long beginner's wooden spoon carving course based at my Norwich workshop (11-2pm). You will learn the basic skills required to make your own spoon from reclaimed or green wood. You will be able to take home your creation at the end of the course and will be given sandpaper and tips on caring for your item (e.g. applying waxes and finishes for a long-lasting product). I will provide spoon blanks from...
A joyful weekend at Drumsyniebeg as Anna Wynne teaches the craft of spoon carving. Working with axes and knives, the weekend will take you through basic to more complex techniques to whittle your own set of beautiful wooden cutlery to take home and use in the kitchen. Spoon carving is a wonderful way to learn the fundamentals of woodwork.
Devon - Next course on 29th June 2019
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...
I've added this two day workshop because a one day workshop gives you the basics, but two days will allow you to develop your carving technique and use additional knife grasps. By embedding good technique into the way you carve, you will avoid injuries and additional regular stretching will help you to look after your body. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to carve safely at home. You will have access to a...