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Beginners Spoon Carving Course April 14th 2019

Beginners Spoon Carving Course April 14th 2019

Duration: 10 am - 4.30 pm

Price: £70

Run by: Stephen Ridd
at Northern Wood Monkey

The Hearth
Main Road
NE15 0NT

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About the Course

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 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.

The venue is The Hearth, Main Road, Horsley, Northumberland, NE15 0NT

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A simple vegetarian lunch of soup and bread is provided.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available through the afternoon.
All tools and wood provided

Want to review this course?

In 6 hours managed to make a wooden serving spoon from a hewn block of wood initially using an axe then various knives. Steve explained and demonstrated each stage of the process and helped each of us as required. It was challenging but a really great day. The whole day was very well organised and I would recommend it to anyone who likes working with wood and want to be able to create something interesting and useful.

- - #20484

Spent yesterday at the wooden spoon carving course at the Sill. A thoroughly enjoyable experience! All the steps were clearly described and demonstrated by Steve and with only five participants there was ample time for Steve to give one to one help and assistance where required. If you like working with wood then, like me, you will find green wood spoon carving an enjoyable new challenge and potentially an absorbing pastime!

- - #20440

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 14th April 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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