Serving spoon hand carved from green birch wood Birch bark pot with painted bands and hand carved wooden cutlery Marking out a large spoon in birchwood Cherry wood billet marked out to start carving in the first plane hand whittled spoon Hand carved birch serving spoon A hand carved spoon and tools Serving spoon carved from blackthorn Beautiful hand carved spoons A students finished serving spoon! A selection of wood crafts made by Joe

2 Day Carving Masterclass - Spoons

This two day woodland workshop covers a wide range of carving techniques and safe tool techniques aiming to send you home with your own hand carved wooden spoon, spatula and butter spreader, in-fact more woodland treen than you can shake a stick at!

Aside from the obvious need for a tool to transport food from pot or plate to mouth, carving a spoon teaches us about wood types and the different qualities they have.

It teaches us how to harvest, split and season wood and a whole host of the most universally important carving grips and techniques that will enable you to successfully carve round timber using just hand tools.

These carving skills are essential to anyone who uses sharp tools in the great outdoors and especially if you have an interest in slimming down on heavy carried kit by improvising certain items of equipment from green and seasoned wood found on site.

The principles of carving wood safely and efficiently are transferable and scalable meaning that if you can carve an eating spoon or spatula, you also know how to carve a replacement paddle!  Additionally, working with hand tools and wood teaches us to plan and think several steps ahead and break down a job into component parts in order to achieve an end goal, as well as developing a keen eye for detail.

 Each working day will begin at 9am and we'll down tools at 5pm daily (although please be prepared to work on a little bit later if needed.)

All tools, materials and hot drinks are provided however, as all craft workshops are self-catered, please bring your own food for the duration.  Our woodland kitchen has plenty of robust pots and pans for cooking over the campfire, as well as cool boxes and secure containers to store your food.  You would be welcome to bring a small camping stove to speed up mealtimes, however small, personal camp fires are absolutely fine and fire wood is plentiful and free.

If you wish to stay locally, the nearest villages to our location are Tisbury, Hindon and Chicklade.  If you would like to camp over in the woods, please mention this when you book.

This workshop can also be booked as a private training course so if the advertised date doesn't suit you, get in touch to choose your own.  Many other crafts,  wildernesss  living and survival skills taught here can be covered during a private course.

2 Day Carving Masterclass - Spoons

Carving Masterclass - Spoons

2 Days

Start 09.00

Finish 17.00


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