What you will do
7 hour workshop
This is a private class for 1-4 students, available only as a flexitime booking. We will try to accommodate last minute bookings but we prefer to arrange private classes at least 2 weeks in advance (the more notice you give us the more likely we will be able to run a course for you).
Time to get hands-on with nature! This unique experience will leave you hungry for more woodworking ventures and might uncover a hidden talent!
In this class
Working outdoors in our woodland workshop, with just three tools and log of locally grown native wood, we'll make a wooden spoon. Using an axe and knives, you will make your own cooking spoon from a locally grown tree. This course covers axe skills and safe knife grips. Aimed at complete beginners and those who’ve made the odd spoon but would like to develop their skills and designs.
If you get the woodcarving bug you can follow this course up with our Bowl Carving course. Or if you want to begin with something simpler, start with our Make a Spatula course.
Now you can
- Take home your own lovingly made spoon to use time and time again
- Build upon the techniques learn during the class to become a proficient wood carver
- Use your newfound knife skills to make other things too
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, London Green Wood
London Green Wood is a non-profit community of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.
We have been running events and teaching courses at our woodland workshop since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We also run a twice weekly 'Wood Club' community workshop and monthly volunteering days to build equipment at the workshop.
We have no indoor space and will be working outside in all weathers (under a tarp if it rains) so please come prepared. No sandals or bare feet please. Walking boots or work boots if you can, a thick sole will help to keep your feet warm in cold weather. In winter, fingerless gloves can be good, but no full gloves when working with tools. If you use reading glasses please bring them with you, you will need these when we practice tool sharpening. Tea and coffee are provided, snacks to share with the group are always welcome.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.