Fan birds originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a traditional decoration hung in the home that catches gentle breezes and so draws the eye too. They are made from a single piece of wood using simple hand tools only. It needs a steady hand and steadier nerves when it comes to opening your birds wings to reveal your creation. The course runs for 3 hours at Clara Vale Village Hall, South View, Clara Vale, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3SY, refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. No previous experience is needed though we will be working with sharp hand tools and carving knives. Come and try your hand at making these lovely creatures To book a place, click on the 'View course organiser's website' link above. Over 18s only

What's included in the price?

All tools and wood provided.


3 hours (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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



Northern Wood Monkey

with Craft Courses since 2017

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I am Steve at Northern Wood Monkey and I have been working both in and with wood for the past 10 years. From managing local woodlands I gained a love of learning and developing the crafts that come from them. Carving and turning took hold with me, and I love sharing what I have learned with others.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Parking provided
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Clara Vale Village Hall, South View, Clara Vale, Gateshead, NE40 3SY