Course Provider: Steve Tomlin Crafts
Contact Name: Steve Tomlin
21 Norwood Road
Course Length: 1 day
5 star rating, 5 reviewers.
Fan birds are a beautiful example of the wonderful properties of wood. Made from a single piece of wood without the use of glue, these birds will amaze and delight. A traditional craft from Eastern Europe, fan birds are seen as symbols of health and good luck; they are often given as presents at weddings, christenings and other family events and used as home decorations, particularly at Christmas.
Over the course of the day you will learn to use simple hand tools safely to carve your own fan birds from fresh wood. I have developed my own tools and methods for carving fan birds as efficiently as possible which I will share with you. Each step is carefully demonstrated to ensure you understand the processes and succeed with an emphasis on learning skills and having fun. You should have time to make at least two birds to take home.
I have been a professional greenwood worker since 1993 and am recognised as one of the leading experts in the craft. My work covers a range of work including carved spoons and bowls, ladder-back chairs and wooden hay rakes.
I teach at Greenwood Days near Derby and RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate.
Each day runs from 9:30 to 4:30 with a maximum of 6 students to ensure plenty of individual attention.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are included in the course. I can advise on buying tools to continue your greenwood working for fan birds or other projects such as spoon carving, chair making etc.
Refreshments are available throughout the day.
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