Day 1: Spoon carving course followed by one night camping at Alderfen Marshes
Day 2: Canadian canoe hire to explore the meandering waterways of the Norfolk Broads
An interactive and enjoyable introduction to spoon carving. Under expert guidance from Monica Cass, let your creative juices flow as you select, cut, split, chop and carve your wood into a unique spoon.
Learn the basic skills required to make your own spoon from freshly cut green woods sourced sustainably on site.
Take home your creation at the end of the course with tips on caring for your item (e.g. applying waxes and finishes for a long-lasting product).
All tools will be provided to use on the day. A selection of axes, carving knives, gouges, rasps and hand saws are provided to trial and advice given on purchasing your own tools after the course.
Coffees, teas and biscuits will be available on the day.
Please note this is an outdoor, all-weather course. Sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and layers are strongly recommended. A covered outdoor area will be provided in the event of rain and a fire pit will be lit in colder temperatures.
Suitable for beginners or people with previous carving experience
Due to the nature of working with axes, knives and other sharp tools, all students must be 18+ (or 16+ if accompanied by an adult).
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Carving tools, tuition and equipment
Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids and maps
Stephen Ferrey at MoCo Development
Alderfen, Common Road Surlingham Norwich Norfolk NR14 7AW
Recommended. The three of us came 150 miles for this half day course and it was worth it! None of us had tried our hands at willow weaving before and this great introduction resulted in a nifty and beautiful little willow tray, not perfect (it's not as easy as Jonathan makes it look), but I was very pleased with my first attempt. Jonathan, the trainer, is hugely skilled in willow work and basketry and also a very good teacher. There were eight of us in the group altogether which meant we had individual help from Jonathan when we needed it. Although not that far from Norwich we felt we were in deepest Norfolk it was so quiet and peaceful at the venue overlooking the marshes.
Thanks also to Mary and Stephen at Moco who made us welcome