London Green Wood
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Using an axe, an adze and gouges, learn how to make your own carved wooden bowl from a tree grown in Hackney. You'll enjoy this workshop more if you're not a complete beginner, think about doing the Introduction to Green Woodworking Workshop first if you can.
Trees grow from the top, not the bottom. Watch for 100 years and you’ll notice the branches only move a few inches up the trunk as the tree grows
Learning how to safely use an axe, an adze and gouges, you will make a hand carved bowl from a log of wood. Using a locally grown sycamore tree and hand tools, you'll create a bowl, perfect for as small fruit bowl and for picknicking. You'll work outdoors at a woodland workshop, keeping warm with this physically active workshop.
Keep all that is crafted during the workshop.
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Although this class has specific dates when it runs, you can also book it for a private group of 3-4 people on a day of your choosing! The cost of this is £75 per head and all you have to do is click this link, enter the necessary details and then leave us to do our magic and arrange it for you. It couldn't be simpler!
Great experience - highly recommended
The bowl carving workshop takes place outside in the peaceful surrounds of the cemetery at Stoke Newington. Jo the workshop leader has infinite patience and a great deal of knowledge that she is happy to share. A cup of tea, a chat and a chocolate biscuit whilst taking a break made for a great day.
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London Green Wood
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London Green Wood is a community of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, they work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood they use has been felled locally.
People of all levels of experience are invited to come and discover the joy of making in wood through their courses.
London Green Wood have been running events and teaching courses at their workshop since 2011. They promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly.
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