Come spend a day in nature discovering how to carve a beautiful and functional butter knife and wooden spoon with Rosie Mockford. You’ll go through everything you need to know to transform a green wood branch into functional items - making a Swedish style butter knife in the morning and moving on to a cooking (or similar) spoon in the afternoon. Things you'll learn include: - Wood selection and understanding grain direction - Going from log to billet using axes and mallets - Design considerations - Axing out a butter knife and spoon blank - Safe and efficient knife grips using straight and hooked tools - Hollowing the bowl - Finishing oils - Tool buying advice - straight knives available to purchase on the day - Brief (optional session) after the end of the day to demystify sharpening so you’re confident to keep your tools sharp if you decide to continue. This does not replace a sharpening course but should help you feel confident giving it a go & knowing how to start. Best of all, not only will gain all this knowledge which will enable you to continue these skills at home, you’ll also come away a knife and spoon of your very own.

What's included in the price?

All tools & materials are included. We also provide teas etc and snacks. There is access to a microwave if you need to heat up the lunch you bring.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

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


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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181 Frenchay Park Road, BRISTOL, Gloucestershire, BS16 1EL