MC Woodcrafts

Contact name: Mike
Total bookings
over 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: 12th Aug 2023
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Carve a spoon in a day
Next date: 29th Apr 2023
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Introduction to Bowl Carving
Next date: 24th Jun 2023
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Spoon Carving Taster Session
Next date: 14th May 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
23 Aug 22'

Jo Noble reviewed: Spoon Carving Taster Session

"Really enjoyed every aspect of this course! Mike really knows his stuff and is brilliant at getting the subject across for beginners but also can go in to more detail about the materials and methods for those wanting to know more. His enthusiasm for the subject is really contagious and by the end of the session when we'd finished our spoons, we were itching to plan our next project. A fantastic workshop in a beautiful setting! Would highly recommend! "

MC Woodcrafts responded:

" Hi Jo, thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad that you got so much out of the day. It was a pleasure to meet you both"

21 Aug 22'

Harry reviewed: Carve a spoon in a day

"This was one of the most fun, interesting and fulfilling crafting courses I’ve done. Would 100% recommend. Mike was excellent at getting the most out of us; he taught us skills whilst also giving us room to be creative. We’re already looking forward to our next course. "

MC Woodcrafts responded:

" Thanks for your kind words Harry, I'm really glad that you both enjoyed the day"

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."

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