Martin took the time and trouble to explain clearly how to handle the knives safely and efficiently in a calm and measured way. He also showed us various knives from the basic type up to the more expensive professional type, explaining their pros and cons. He brought along a good selection of items as examples.
The small group enabled Martin to spend time with each student.
We all came away with two finished items and plenty of material to practise at home.
We would recommend this course.
The signage to the workshop was not very clear.
Response from Sylva Foundation:We are delighted that you enjoyed the Knife Skills and Whittling course with Martin Damen. With such sharp knives it is essential that we give you clear instructions to keep everyone working safely! We strongly believe in small group sizes and expert tutors to give you the very best experience.