Intro to Whittling

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Description

You will learn;

A variety of different cutting techniques and knife positions
How to use whittling tools safely and effectively
Different properties of green wood
How to carve a tree spirit from a piece of round wood, inspired by examples Maurice saw on a visit to Norway
How to transfer those skills to other projects
This course will be taught in a group setting around the fire circle, each equipped with a sloyd knife and a piece of green wood. Maurice will take you through a variety of cuts that can be used and applied to whatever you want to make.

This course is taught by Maurice Clother. Tools and equipment will be provided.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Your course fee includes tuition, tools and equipment, materials, refreshments throughout the day, and lunch unless otherwise specified. All courses start promptly at 9.30 am (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments)

All information about accommodation is available through Shropshire tourism websites. You may be able to book online with some hotels.

We also have basic on-site accommodation. Limited camping and space for camper vans are also available to course participants, available only on request.

With more than 30 years experience of delivering courses and training, Small Woods courses have gained a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism. Most courses take place at the well-equipped Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale, Telford. We have a range of indoor and outdoor teaching areas that provide a range of versatile spaces for our diverse range of courses.

We work in partnership with approved external providers to deliver courses across the UK. We expect all courses to meet the high standards that have been established over many years and to use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors.

Small Woods strives to ensure the best quality learning experience by keeping course numbers low. Our courses, unless otherwise specified, are suitable for all levels of experience and ability. We have many years experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.

We try and encourage car sharing and the use of public transport for participants on our courses. Please contact us if you need a lift or you are willing to offer a lift to someone else who is travelling here and the direction that you will be travelling. We can also offer to lifts to and from the train station. Please contact us if this is of interest to you.

Contact

Sonia at Small Woods Association
The Old Station
Station Road
Coalbrookdale, Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DR

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday

Price

£85

Duration

1 day (9:30am to 5:00pm)

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