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Carving with wood is a rather rare skill these days. Yet anyone with a sharp knife and a block of timber can try their hand at whittling. The tools and materials used have not varied for hundreds of years. Carving workshops in this section include traditional spoon carving in the Peak District, relief carving courses in the Yorkshire Dales, love spoon carving in wales and even rocking horse carving!
Introduction to green wood crafts
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Introduction to green wood crafts
Cornwall - Next course on 24th August 2019
£65
Set in our beautiful tranquil 40 acre ancient oak woodland, you will welcomed with an open fire and a cup of tea. During the day you will learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses to craft and carve spatulas, butter knives and gypsy flowers. You will learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks. Take a break, sit by the fire with cup of tea and enjoy the “Spirit of Place”. A family or friends group of between 3 and 8...
Relief Carving & Sculpture in Hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Relief Carving & Sculpture in Hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
£82
Spend a busy day with Alister and master the various carving skills associated with Relief Carving or simple sculpture in Hardwood. Choose either a flat board, perhaps for a plaque, for bread or cheese, or a house name. Alternatively if you re feeling more energetic, carve a rough bowl or a simple 3D sculpture - a hedgehog for example from a block of wood, the choice is yours. Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister skillfully extracts them placing them safely under the canopies outside the...
Wood carving weekend workshop with camping
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Wood carving weekend workshop with camping
Lancashire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£195
A fun and relaxing weekend of spoon or pendant carving workshops, camping out in the Lancashire countryside. With expert guidance and tuition throughout the weekend, the spoon and pendant carving weekends are suitable for all levels of carving experience; whether you’re a newcomer to the world of spoon or pendant carving or just looking to enhance and build upon previous experience. Participants can choose whether they carve a spoon or pendants. Beyond the group workshops, there will be plenty of time for one to one tuition, support and advice to...
'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 26th August 2019
£75
A bird in a day - wildlife wood whittling with David Harter For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Whittling is addictive once started, - therapeutic from being relaxing, absorbing, and creative & richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement. It has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a craft knife and your lap. This means whittling can be done almost anywhere when spare time is available- and it is also easily transportable. During this course Dave will...
Sculptural green wood working
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Sculptural green wood working
London - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
Monumental sculptural wood carving is an opportunity to get involved in carving large scale green timber. The course supports all levels of ability in a relaxed atmosphere. Your tutor Stephen Stockbridge trained as a sculptor and has been creating public artworks for over 30 years. The carving once completed is donated to a school or community space. Students are introduced to working with mallets chisels and gouges and look at tool selection. The principles of tool sharpening with demonstrations of other wood carving power tools including chainsaw and angle grinders....
Wood Carving Course - one day course
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Wood Carving Course - one day course
Northamptonshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners the day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills and then, after lunch, you...
Dala Horse carving day
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Dala Horse carving day
Wiltshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
The Dala Horse is a traditional symbol of Sweden.These horses were carved by men working in the forests during long winter evenings and brought back to the village for the children to play with. This is how the little wooden horse from Dalarna became a treasured object. These simple wooden horses were later painted in bright colours inspired by the flower patterns painted on furniture and walls in the region. Why not try your hand at carving your own. This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum...
Green wood spoon carving day
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Green wood spoon carving day
Yorkshire - Next course on 8th September 2019
£85
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 with an axe and how to hollow the spoon using a crook or spoon knife. These courses are...
Spoon carving workshop with Louise Forbes
Spoon carving workshop with Louise Forbes
Perth & Kinross - Next course on 8th September 2019
£65
Carve your very own wooden spoon with the very talented Louise from Louise Forbes Design. All tools and materials will be provided together with a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Each attendee will leave with their very own hand carved wooden spoon, as well as the skills and confidence to take the activity forward. Louise Forbes is a Scottish based maker and designer, running both Louise Forbes Design and co-owner of Tayberry Gallery in Perth.
The Monday woodcarving sessions at Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury
The Monday woodcarving sessions at Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 9th September 2019
£12.50
I introduce beginners to woodcarving with taster projects that will enable you to carve a relief, a dish, and a simple 3D object. With this experience you can then develop your own projects. In addition, you can shape wood with a spokeshave, make joints with chisels and bore holes with a brace and bit - processes which can lead to handmade utensils and to sculptural pieces that are constructed as well as carved: you might want to design your carving to be incorporated into a piece of furniture. Letter cutting...

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