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Beginners Spoon Carving Taster sessions

Beginners Spoon Carving Taster sessions

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £25

Run by: Stephen Ridd
at Northern Wood Monkey


National Landscape Discovery Centre
Bardon Mill
NE47 7AN

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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 courses will run from 10am to 12 noon and another will run from 1pm to 3pm cost £25.

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.

To book a place either follow the link below or phone The Sill on 01434 341 200

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?

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

Want to review this course?

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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Course Start Dates

Sunday 10th February 2019

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

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