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Introduction to green wood crafts


Duration: 1 day 9.30am to 4.00pm

Price: £65

Book with: Philip Harwin
at Greenwood Music

A Place To Be (deep in the woods)
Please ask for directions when booking (do not rely on post code!)
Nr Plushabridge
Cornwall
PL17 7NB

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About the Course

Set in our beautiful tranquil 40 acre ancient oak woodland, you will welcomed with an open fire and a cup of tea. During the day you will learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses to craft and carve spatulas, butter knives and gypsy flowers. You will learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks. Take a break, sit by the fire with cup of tea and enjoy the “Spirit of Place”.

A family or friends group of between 3 and 8 people can book a day all to themselves. A booking of 5 or more will give you a 10% discount. Just contact us with preferred dates and we'll work with you to create your day.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

No previous experience necessary

All tools and materials, tea, coffee and biscuits provided !

(directions to woodland will be provided when booking)



Want to review this course?

It was a really excellent day in a lovely setting, with a lovely dog and endless cups of tea!

Phil was a great teacher and very good at recommending tools if we wanted to carry on carving at home.
I really enjoyed making all of the different items. It was great having the freedom towards the end of the day to keep working on one of our current pieces or trying to have another go at something we had already made.

I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in woodcraft or just in a nice day outside in the woods.

- - #24242

Phil is a patient and excellent teacher. Over the course of the day, he lead us through making a butter knife, spatula, spoon and 'gypsy flowers', focusing on both learning the key skills and producing something worthwhile to take home with us.
I'd highly recommend the course if you have any interest in exploring greenwood crafts.

- - #24234

May 2019
Did this course yesterday with my 87 year old dad, sister and niece. The setting was stunning-bluebell woods, river, open meadow and the sound of birds all day. Phil was an excellent teacher and very patient! We made ladles, spoons and flowers and learned how to use a variety of tools. We all really loved the day and would thoroughly recommend it.
Thank you Phil!

- - #21999

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 21st September 2019
Saturday 5th October 2019
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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