Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales

Duration: 1 or 2 day - 9.45am - 4.30pm

Price: £80

Run by: Rachel Benson
at Broadrake Barn

01524 241357

Chapel Le Dale
Yorkshire Dales

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About the Course

A new course at Broadrake for 2018!

Tutor Steve Tomlin teaches spoon carving, and other green woodworking skills as well as being the busiest scything instructor in the North of England!

The first date is a one-day introduction to the craft where we will work together carving from a log to a cooking spoon. You’ll take home a practical and beautiful utensil to use in your kitchen every day as well as new skills and fantastic memories. The 2nd day is suitable for those who have already started spoon carving and need to refresh & refine their techniques and learn more detailed shaping methods. It works well to make a 2 day spoon carving workshop for a beginner. £150 for 2 days.

We will be working at small chopping blocks with axes, and then with special carving knives. Please wear layers of old warm clothing as we may be working outside if dry and warm enough.

We have planted young native trees on our site and ultimately, when they are big enough, will be coppicing them in order to provide fresh materials for green woodworking. Spoon Carving is a great starting point to this traditional, sustainable craft.

Max 8 places

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?

The price includes all materials and tools and a good lunch & all refreshments, including home baking.

We can provide lifts to and from Ribblehead Station, just 8 mins drive away.

We also offer accommodation in our good quality bunk barn at discounted rates and DIY breakfast supplies are provided. The building was a former agricultural building and original features have been retained.

Want to review this course?

An ideal beginner's course for someone interested in spoon carving. Steve is a very good teacher, very patient and will illustrate each step. Broadrake is an excellent location, Rachel and Mike have done a wonderful job with the bunkbarn which is stunning. Ribbleshead viaduct can be seen from the property with Whernside just behind the property. Mike and Rachel are very good cooks/bakers and you will be treated to their veggie lunch and sweet treats.

- - #14850

A very informative course with step by step tuition. Steve demonstrated each step and then allowed us to have a try, offering help and advice all along. He was able to answer any questions put to him and kept reminding us of good technique. We all came away with a spoon original to our own design.
Broadrake as a venue is in a very scenic part of the Yorkshire Dales with the Ribblehead viaduct in the near distance and Whernside just behind. Ideal for a walk if you happen to stay a night or two.
There was an excellent lunch and wonderful home baking. All in all a great day.
Highly recommended.

- - #14843

This is a brilliant course! Steve is an amazing instructor and was able to answer any questions that were thrown at him. Everyone had a great time, the venue was lovely, Lunch was awesome, and the course was one we'll remember forever. The spoons came out great thanks to Steve’s guidance and I'd recommend the course to anyone interested in learning a fun new skill.

- - #14655

A really informative introduction to the skills needed to make a wooden spoon from a tree trunk. Steve is a very patient and friendly tutor demonstrating each step and helping when needed but at the same time allowing us to be creative and end up with a spoon that was unique to each.
Broadrake is a fantastic venue and Rachel and Mike friendly and welcoming. Excellent home baking and substantial lunch contributed to an excellent and relaxing day (not good for the waistline!)
Thank you

- - #14643

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 4th October 2018
Friday 5th October 2018

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