About the Course
A one day spoon carving course in the beautiful setting of the Blackmore Vale.
Create traditionally hand carved spoons from British hardwood with Paul Brayshaw of the Greenwood Workshop.
This one day course will teach you how to create your own spoon, using simple hand tools. This skill can be practiced anywhere, anytime!
The day will focus on:
- Wood selection, teaching you the different qualities of British Hardwood species
- Axe and knife techniques including safe and efficient use of axes, straight and hooked knives.
- Various knife grips, from shaping a spoon blank to finishing cuts
At the end of the day you will take home at least one spoon to use, and the basic skills to carry on practicing in your own time.
Dorset Centre for Rural Skills (DCRS) was established in 2003 as a not-for-profit, training enterprise with the aim of 'keeping rural skills alive'. It achieved the Social Enterprise Mark in 2009 and was one of the first organisations in Dorset to do so.
DCRS has a strong environmental ethos and runs a range of practical craft, building and rural skills courses. To learn new and useful practical skills for life, have a go, or experience a fun day out exploring the real working world of rural craftsmen - book a course with us. All our tutors are professionals working within their fields winning top commissions and accolades and exhibiting at the highest level.
We limit the number of places on all our courses to ensure the best quality learning experience.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
A full day's tuition with experienced wood carver, from 9.30am to 5pm.
The course costs £65 and includes all project materials and tools to use on the day, plus a delicious lunch, tea, coffee and cake. And of course you will take home your own hand made spoon!
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.