Woodwyrm reviews

13 Sep 22'

Lizzy reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"We had an amazing experience at the spoon carving course. Dave was an excellent teacher and we came away very proud of ourselves! Our imperfect spoons look great and we had really fun, interesting afternoon. Thanks Dave! "

25 Aug 22'

Martin reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"Dave is an excellent teacher. I had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable afternoon. He takes you through the process step by step and encourages safe and comfortable practice through a vast variety of cuts. I can't believe I managed to carve a spoon in the one afternoon! Dave is a treasure trove of useful information. He tells you the wood to collect and use, the tools available and how to sharpen and maintain them. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wanting to experience spoon carving. "

18 Aug 22'

Jo reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"An excellent course, Dave is a brilliant teacher with a great teaching style - a perfect combination of knowledge, patience and can-do encouragement! Really good guided instruction - amazed we made spoons! Dave’s workshop has a welcoming atmosphere too - with inspiring craftsmanship on display. Thanks again from us both!"

5 Aug 22'

Trudy reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"I really enjoyed this course. Three hours really well spent. To produce a carved spoon from a bit of wood using an axe and whittling knives was brilliant. Dave is a great teacher who clearly knows and enjoys his craft. I liked the step by step approach of him demonstrating what to do at each stage and then letting me try. He would also show me a different technique if I found something difficult. Great experience and I would thoroughly recommend it. Thanks Dave"

30 Apr 22'

Val reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"What a lovely way to spend 3 hours. Dave was welcoming, his instructions were spot on and he was helpful and patient. Couldn’t believe I actually made a spoon. Don’t just think about it, go give it a go, it really is a great experience"

13 Feb 22'

Rena reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"I really enjoyed this course- Dave explained the techniques really well and it was very helpful to have his feedback when I was using the tools. Very relaxed atmosphere and lovely little workshop."

27 Jan 22'

Andrew Musgrave reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"Experienced woodworker and teacher. Friendly, individually tailored approach and plenty of tea! Really enjoyed my afternoon. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get started."

8 Nov 21'

Katherine reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"A lovely afternoon spent with woodwyrm Dave learning spoon carving basics. Dave is knowledgeable and insightful giving quiet, engaging guidance. The duration was spot on as I had time to make a spoon but if whizzed by enough to take me by surprise that the session was over! I'll be booking in for another session soon. Can't wait"

28 Oct 21'

Paula reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"Excellent afternoon course where we got to carve our own spoons. Dave was a fantastic teacher, patient and supportive, and clearly passionate about the craft. It was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. I would thoroughly recommend."

7 Oct 21'

Marie and Tom reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"We had such a fun time! Dave is very passionate and such a good teacher. We need more people like Dace in this world. Thanks for everything. :)"

Woodwyrm responded:

" Hi Marie, Many thanks for your review. It was great to meet you both and a pleasure to teach you. Happy carving!"

19 Aug 21'

Peter Rafton reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"I attended the "Spoon Carving" course run by Dave Atkin at his home address. I had never tried to carve a spoon before and Dave lead me through what I need to know and what I needed to do as it can be complicated but he made it easy to follow and do. I had an excellent afternoon and would recommend it to anyone to have a go it was very enjoyable."

2 Aug 21'

Weronika reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"This was such an amazing experience, Mike was incredibly patient and helpful, and Jack was just adorable."

19 Apr 21'

Ruth reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"My son and I loved the workshop. In three hours, we were each able to produce a spoon using first an axe and then whittling knives, which was an incredibly satisfying experience! Dave was lovely, explaining everything really clearly so the whole experience felt really safe and fun. Everything was also really well organised. All of the equipment was laid out and ready to go. We will definitely be back!"

10 Feb 20'

Liz Charlton reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"We spent a great afternoon spoon carving with Dave. He is a patient and knowledgeable tutor. Our session was great fun and we were both amazed that, with his guidance, we managed to carve a spoon from a rough piece of wood. Dave is friendly and the whole experience left us wanting to carve more spoons. We wholeheartedly recommend this experience. Thank you Dave"

26 Jan 20'

Hanna reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"Me and my partner had a wonderful afternoon with Dave in his workshop. Dave is super approachable, down to earth and keeps the perfect balance between guidance and leaving you to explore the new craft yourself. We definitely caught the carving bug from a very good tutor! Thanks Dave and hope to see you again. Hanna and Paul."

21 Oct 19'

Tristan reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"A really enjoyable afternoon! Dave was an excellent and intuitive teacher and took time to walk us through each step of the spoon making process whilst still being hands off, so it was nice to come away with a spoon I felt was really mine. All in all a very well thought out course that would be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone with an interest in learning a new skill."

30 Aug 19'

D.J. Salmon reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"An instructive and interesting course. Dave was a patient teacher, and I ended up with something recognisable as a spoon."

17 Aug 19'

Anne reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"An interesting afternoon, totally absorbing. Dave was a good and patient teacher and we all had a spoon to take home!"

17 Jul 19'

Victoria Dias reviewed: Spoon carving taster session

"Interesting & enjoyable afternoon learning new skills. Well worth doing, fully recommended."

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