Learn to carve wood starting with this nice little project of a Dala horse. The basic shape has been formed using a bandsaw so you will add detail and learn about carving following the grain of the wood. You will learn safe wood carving techniques using the Mora 120 & 106 wood carving knives, or other Mora knives more suitable for children. Some of these safe carving techniques are the same as those used for carving a range of other treen such as spoons. This is a less strenuous carving project than making a spoon so is also ideal for beginners. We will also cover sharpening knives as this is key to safe carving. Other tools are also available to use and try out.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Two Dala horse blanks included, and others available to buy at discount prices. Training in a range of safe carving techniques used for this and other treen. Tools you will need to use during the day. Tools care and sharpening information. Tools available to buy. A PDF of knife grasps to remind you of safe carving techniques.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Alien Spoons

with Craft Courses since 2015

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With around 30 years experience of training people and working in conservation with trees and green wood work, you will be sure to learn more than just the basics of spoon carving and whittling. Having learnt the professional and safe carving techniques from some of the best out there, I will pass on these skills so that you can also carve safely and with confidence at home, or improve on your technique.

Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Accommodation offered
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Evenings
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Weekends
  • Stag dos
  • Advanced/pro level
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