VIP 1-2-1 spoon carving day.

VIP 1-2-1 spoon carving day.


All of my customers are VIPs! but with this 1-2-1 training day you will also get your own set of tools to take home - a Prandi carving axe, a Mora 106 or 120 carving knife, a Mora 164 spoon knife with leather sheath, an axe stone and leather strop to keep your tools sharp.

You will be taught professional carving techniques to produce clean and efficient cuts and to avoid injuries. We will also do regular stretching as this will help you to look after your body. You should leave with the knowledge and confidence to carve safely at home.

You will have access to a range of tools to try out but primarily use the Mora wood carving knives (106/120/164s) and be shown traditional designs for optimising strength and utility. You will make a spoon from local and sustainable fresh cut green wood - starting with a log and leaving with a spoon. This course is run from close to central Edinburgh and is accessible by public transport.

Depending on the weather it may be inside or outdoors in the wildlife garden. Courses can be arranged to suit your availability! Please get in touch for a PDF with more information or to discuss your requirements.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments and lunch all provided throughout the day.
Professional training in the safe use of tools and looking after yourself.
Follow up information on PDF.
Includes your own set of tools to take home - axe, straight knife, spoon knife with sheath, axe stone and strop for keep your tools sharp.


Alan at Alien Spoons
22 Priestfield Crescent
EH16 5JQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Fathers Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
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