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Spoon Carving Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London
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Spoon Carving Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London
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Spoon Carving Workshop

by London Green Wood

23 reviews
23 reviews
Learn how to carve a beautifully personal spoon in this invigorating 1-day workshop with London Green Wood!

Woodworking Class

7 hour workshop

Beginners welcome

Stoke Newington N16

Classes

7 hour workshop

Daytime

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.

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
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Select a class time

Sat 1 Sep, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 14 Sep, 9:00am - 4:00pm
4 slots left
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH
4 slots left
Fri 19 Oct, 9:00am - 4:00pm
5 slots left
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH
5 slots left
Fri 9 Nov, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Did you know?

Wood can be used for all manors of things. Mostly, and certainly in that case of London Green Wood, beautiful wood is used to create an array of stunning objects. However, did you know that wet wood, unlike dry wood, could also conduct electricity? That's what we call versatile!
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Reviews (23)
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Rebecca
21 Aug
Fantastic day with Jo, a fantastic teacher who talked us through the basics of green wood, knife safety, tool handling & after some practice, on to make a wooden cooking spoon out of a wedge of newly axed Sycamore greenwood. Left feeling very inspired, happy & ready for more. Just give it a go!!
Gemma
16 Oct
I had a great time learning to spoon carve yesterday! The gorgeous setting of Abney Park was the perfect backdrop to our class, and Jo's expert and friendly tuition kept us safe and enabled us to all come away with a usable spoon by the end of the day. It was all over too soon!

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Rebecca
21 Aug
Fantastic day with Jo, a fantastic teacher who talked us through the basics of green wood, knife safety, tool handling & after some practice, on to make a wooden cooking spoon out of a wedge of newly axed Sycamore greenwood. Left feeling very inspired, happy & ready for more. Just give it a go!!
Gemma
16 Oct
I had a great time learning to spoon carve yesterday! The gorgeous setting of Abney Park was the perfect backdrop to our class, and Jo's expert and friendly tuition kept us safe and enabled us to all come away with a usable spoon by the end of the day. It was all over too soon!
James
16 Jan
A really enjoyable day with gentle attentive tutors, tucked away in a quiet little park in London. It really is a lovely thing to take a log of fresh green wood and chop, carve and whitlle it away into something you can use every day. A very friendly supportive and safe atmosphere is cultivated and I think everyone left very happy with their day's work. I'd imagine sales of axes, woodcarving knives and various guide books are boosted every time the course is run. Recommended.
Dee
10 Apr
It was a lovely workshop, Thank you very much X
Vanessa
12 May
Amazing. I loved it.
Madeleine
12 Jun
The course was excellent. Jo is a great teacher. She takes you through: how to use the tools safely and effectively, what tool to use - and when and how, and she makes it all great fun. Working outdoors with pots of tea on the go just makes it even better. Highly recommended.
9 Sep
We really enjoyed our spoon carving course with Jo. There were a total of 6 in the group which worked very well so we had sufficient guidance and attention.Jo was a calm, clear, cheerful teacher. The day was well planned and timed, for each part of the spoon process. Definitely recommend.
Laura
16 Oct
Abi
26 Sep
A great one day spoon carving course. The tutor was excellent, with lots of skills and techniques that she taught in a straightforward, easy to understand manner. After seven hours I had very sore hands but a wooden spoon that I was very proud of!
Emily
26 Sep
Spoon Carving workshop was great and had a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Charlotte
25 Sep
I'd highly recommend this workshop - fun, fulfilling, relaxing and delivered wonderfully by the patient, talented Jo.
Belinda
16 Oct
I really enjoyed the Spoon Carving Workshop. It took place outside which in itself was a treat and the teaching was great. Jo was enthusiastic and very professional in the way she lead the class. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the day to a friend. Thank you.
Laura
16 Oct
Adam
21 Nov
Lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Super friendly. Very knowledgeable teachers. Great venue, nice to be outdoors, all the tools you could need. Nice shared lunch.
Marie
11 Feb
Really enjoyed my day, even with the cold and rain it was so worth it. Teacher Jo was great she gave you great encouragement and taught great skills. She had an assistant Dave who was very helpful and supportive as well. On booking I really did not think I would achieve a spoon by the end of the session, but I did and I am very proud of it.
Jessie
11 Feb
Fun and thorough class with knowledgable tutors. Held in a rustic outdoor space with plenty of tea and coffee provided. It's quit physical and was pretty chilly in February, but it was totally worth it. Very satisfying day out :)
trina
10 Mar
it was brilliant I learned loads and had fun
Frances
11 Mar
We had a great day and the teaching was good. We had Jo as our main instructor and Julian and Dave assisted. They were skilled and experienced themselves and communicated well and with appropriate authority. The tools were good quality and everything was prepared beforehand for the session. The weather in early March was bearable outside, but I don't think sufficient warning that it was a day outside was given before booking. I think a venue with indoor space, even in a workshop or shed, is needed for winter courses. Thank goodness the weather had improved over the previous week! The afternoon went rather too quickly and we all enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.
Stephanie
9 Apr
It was great fun! Good vibes, good strong milky tea, good teaching, and good company. Would highly recommend it and for sure do it again!
Steve
12 May
This was a first class course which I would recommend to anyone.
soomaiya
13 May
I had one of the best days ever at the spoon carving workshop. It was a really lovely day so it was nice to work outside. I was quite intimidated by the idea of woodwork but Jo made us really comfortable and had a lot of patience with me when I couldn't get the hang of the techniques. There was tea flowing all day which was great. I would love to come back and make another spoon to improve on what I've learned.
sean
13 May
A very enjoyable and fun day with a great teacher highly recommended! Sean
Matilda
17 Jun
Jo was such a fantastic teacher, clear, friendly, expert and patient. Using local wood was lovely and the setting is beautiful. Couldn't ask for more.

Class location

Stoke Newington High St
Abney Park, South Lodge
London

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Spoon Carving Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London

About your host, London Green Wood

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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Notes

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.

Requirements

Over 18s only

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Spoon Carving Workshop
by London Green Wood
7 hour workshop
£50 per person
Flexitime
£50 per person
7 hour workshop
from £50 per person