Traditional Spoon Carving with David Alty: A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
From a variety of timbers you will learn how to choose, prepare and split timber and the various methods and styles of carving you could incorporate into your piece. This will entail using a variety of specialist tools which are all provided. The course will take place on the lawn of the original Tea Garden at the venue, if it is raining we will work under gazebos or use the Squirrel Barn The use of sharp knives etc in this class means it is only suitable for sensible 16 to 18's when accompanied by responsible paying adults. Covid19 update: offering over 100+ courses in Cumbria & the Lakes, we have to resumed all 'in person' courses. During lock down, we upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. It's possible that our usual Aga lunches may not be available, depending on Covid circumstances at the time. Lunch will still be included and served, however.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a tasty lunch in the Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District. We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
1 day (9:45am to 4:00pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
with Craft Courses since 2013Message the tutor
Situated in a tranquil location on the edge of the Lake District, we've offered an Quirky range of workshops since 2005, In 2020 we renovated a listed hayloft to create 'Swallow Barn' - now a Covid safe & spacious, first floor studio with screens/ cameras for tutor demos and many well spaced single desks. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffees is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.
- Suitable for beginners
- Father's Day
- Accommodation offered
- Intermediate level
- Parking provided