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Beginners spoon carving taster session

Beginners spoon carving taster session

Duration: 2.5 hours 1pm - 3.30pm

Price: £25

Book with: Stephen Ridd
at Northern Wood Monkey

Clara Vale Village Hall
South View
Clara Vale
NE40 3SY

Course Start Dates

Sunday 22nd March 2020

About the Course

Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving?

Come along and learn safe 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.

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.

We will begin from a rough spoon blank that I have prepared with the axe beforehand and use straight and hook knives to carve your 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 Clara Vale Village Hall, South View, Clara Vale, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3SY

To book a place, click on the 'View Website' link above.

Adults only

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

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided as is a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day

Want to review this course?

This is a lovely workshop allowing anyone to have a go. Its fun and relaxed and plenty of tea, encouragement and support to come away with your own uniquely designed spoon. It was so much fun I'm bringing along the whole family to another workshop :-)

- - #23364

I got the ticket for this from a friend and so was not something I would have actively sought out, but as soon as I got into the class and started carving I could instantly see the appeal. It's just something about the feel of a sharp knife on wood and the ease with which you can remove long curls of material, carve nice curves and so forth that made it so satisfying. With the majority of us working office jobs and rarely developing this type of skill, it just feels like a medicine for the slog of modern life.
As for the instructor, Steve is calm and clear in his delivery, but you quickly get a sense of his enthusiasm and it's infectious. When our time was up we didn't want to stop!

- - #19741

thoroughly enjoyed the course.excellent teacher. good balance of information for beginners and those with some experience.very proud of my efforts, although still not sanded down. something I might come back to.thanks for happy time.

- - #19719

Wonderful afternoon spent at The Sill learning about techniques and tools and carving my very own wooden spoon. The teacher was great, very informative and attentive, and the workshop was relaxed and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommended!

- - #19711

Just been on this course. It was brilliant! Steve is an excellent teacher and reviewed ALL the tools needed and allowed hands on use of all of them. The session was so relaxed and full of useful anecdotes and other bits - the sort of stuff you can only get from a course just like this😀 Stunning and very highly recommended even if you already have some experience.

- - #19639

Enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere and first class instruction. Could perhaps have done with another 30 mins to progress a little further with the spoon. Otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable course and highly recommended

- - #19042

Thoroughly enjoyed the taster session. It was well planned and professional in delivery; explanation was clear and I’m sure everyone enjoyed the experience. It would have been good to finish the spoon but this wasn’t realistic for just over 2 hours of work.
I would highly recommend the session to others.

- - #19037

Great course, friendly informative instruction, enjoyed by all.

- - #18783

This is a really good course. Just the right level of challenge, extremely informative and friendly. The day went by in a flash because the carving and instruction were so absorbing.

- - #18265

I had a lovely day, the course was engrossing and the instruction excellent. Superb

- - #18249

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  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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