Do you fancy trying your hand at spoon carving? I have been managing woodlands and developing traditional craft skills for the past 9 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 spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work benches. Just our hands and a few simple tools. You will develop skills to take away with you to be able to carve at home, sat outside on warm summers evenings or in front of the fire on those chilly winter nights. We will work with a carving axe to split the log and safely 'rough out' the blank that we then carve into your finished spoon. I will concentrate on giving you a knowledge of safe grips and cutting techniques with both a straight and bent (hook) knife which are the two that we use to make the spoon. You will end the day with a spoon of your own and an overwhelming desire to carve more spoons - believe me it is addictive. I will supply all the tools you need and a selection of wood to work with. I can give you information about where to go to buy good tools of your own if you want to take this further. Adults only
What's included in the price?
All wood and tools provided. There will be plenty of Tea, coffee and biscuits available though the day. You may want to bring your own choice of cold drink and a packed lunch
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
I am Steve at Northern Wood Monkey and I have been working both in and with wood for the past 10 years. From managing local woodlands I gained a love of learning and developing the crafts that come from them. Carving and turning took hold with me, and I love sharing what I have learned with others.
- Wheelchair users
- Hearing impaired
- Limited mobility
- Suitable for all abilities
- Parking provided
- Intermediate level
- Suitable for beginners