An Introduction to Green wood craft (spoons spatulas and other things!)



Set in our beautiful tranquil 40 acre ancient oak woodland, you will be welcomed with an open fire and a cup of tea. Greenwood craft is the age-old method of making practical and beautiful objects from freshly cut ‘green’ wood. Under the guidance of our experienced tutors, you will learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses, axes, knives, crook knives to craft, carve and create spatulas, butter knives and gypsy flowers. You will learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks. The principles and practicalities of tool sharpening will also be covered during this course as sharp tools are essential for green wood craft. There will be a steady supply of tea and coffee and you can look forward to a lunch cooked over the open fire. Why not consider staying the night before the workshop giving you a deeper experience of being in nature, stay in our 3 acre meadow, take a dip in the river and enjoying the crystal clear night sky afforded us by our remote location on the foothills of Bodmin Moor, and enjoy an evening relaxing around the campfire. You can hire one of our 5m bell tents, £95 for up to two people then £40/additional person up to a max of five per tent. Or you can bring your own tent and camp within our 40-acre woodland: price £10.00pp/night. We also run a variety of other courses and programs. There are 1-day, 2-day options, as well as the opportunity to come an “Just Stay” and enjoy 40 acres of ancient woodland all to yourself. Speak to us about bespoke workshops . A family or friends group can book a day all to themselves. A booking of 4 or more will give you a 10% discount. Just contact us via 'Message the tutor' with preferred dates and we'll work with you to create your day. We have specialist knowledge and experience and embrace individuals who may have physical and learning needs. All our courses can be adapted to include all members of the community.

What's included in the price?

No previous experience necessary All tools and materials, tea, coffee and biscuits and Lunch cooked over an open provided (directions to woodland will be provided when booking)


1 day

Cancellation policy

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



Greenwood Music CIC

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Greenwood Music is a social enterprise, which provides programmes of wellbeing activities, Greenwood craft and Woodland management courses, all set in our beautiful 40 acre ancient woodland. All our workshops are informed by the new economic foundation (nef, 2008) Five Ways to Wellbeing We reinvest 50% of our profits into our social purpose Wellbeing in Nature programme: a social prescription to the natural health service to people with multiple and complex needs.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
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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