MC Woodcrafts

Contact name: Mike
Total bookings
almost 5 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I'm Mike Craig, a green woodworker based at the Otley Chevin Forest Park which is situated above the picturesque market town of Otley, West Yorkshire. I have over 20 years experience as an educator in countryside management and wildlife conservation and am a total tree geek. The only thing I enjoy more than carving green wood in a woodland setting is helping others to discover and develop their own woodland craft skills.

Courses, kits & gifts

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2 Day Woodland Bowl Carving Course (camping available)
Next date: Sep 24th
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2 Day Woodland Spoon Carving Course (camping available)
Next date: Jul 22nd
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Carve a spoon in a day
Next date: Aug 20th
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Spoon Carving Taster Session
Next date: Aug 21st

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
23 Jun 22'

Expedition Douglas reviewed: Carve a spoon in a day

"Really enjoyed the day, blessed with good weather and a great group. Mike is a great teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. Kept everyone on track but comfortable to chat about peoples experience and share his opinions. The day flew and he was very generous."

20 Jun 22'

Stephanie Maloney reviewed: Carve a spoon in a day

"Had a beautiful day in a beautiful setting, learning how to carve using axes and knives. Mike was so knowledgeable about his craft, and so patient, giving clear instructions, but also lots of 1 to 1 help whenever it was needed. There's something really magical, working a piece of wood with your own hands into something beautiful, and a great sense of achievement at having created it. Highly recommended."

16 May 22'

Debbie H reviewed: Spoon Carving Taster Session

"We spent a fabulous morning learning to carve our own wooden spoons. Mike was a great teacher and host, answering all our wood carving questions plus being knowledgeable about the surrounding woodland. The course was well paced with lots of one to one guidance, plenty of tea and biscuits and a lovely peaceful location."

16 May 22'

Paul Smithies reviewed: Spoon Carving Taster Session

"£40 very well spent. Mike was an excellent teacher with a strong safety content. Superb setting. Would recommend the taster course to anyone. Mike showed us a rang of techniques to carve the spoon safely. Very friendly manner and welcomed questions. Didnt quite finish the spoon on the day but was given enougb techniques to finish it in the evening."

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