Spoon Carving Workshop

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

    Woodworking workshop

    7 hour workshop

    Beginners welcome

    Abney Park, South Lodge, N16

    What you'll learn

    Time to get hands-on with nature! Join this proactive and informative workshop and learn the art of carpentry, by carving your very own spoon. This unique experience will leave you hungry for more woodworking ventures and might uncover a hidden talent!

    In this class

    No previous experience is required for this class; simply a desire to further your craft, and get to grips with essential carpentry techniques. In this class you will be taken through all the necessary steps to create your own handcrafted spoon, learning all the best tips, tricks and secrets of the trade as you go.

    Primarily using an axe and knives, you will make your own unique cooking spoon from scratch, using a locally grown tree. Whether you have some experience in carpentry or are simple a novice with an interest in woodwork, this class will be ideal for you!

    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 carpenter
    • Try making other objects using these techniques, and pass on your knowledge and newly acquired skill set to friends with a similar interest

    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!

    Join a class

    Sat 6 Jan, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Fri 12 Jan, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Fri 9 Mar, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Are you a small group of friends?

    Hey there, 👋

    Instead of having regular timetabled classes, I run this class around your schedule.

    • You need to be a group of 5
    • I need 30 days notice
    • I am only available on Tuesday, Friday, Saturdays
    • I have a venue space in Abney Park, South Lodge, N16

    If that works for you pick a date, click below to choose a date 😃

    Class location

    Abney Park, South Lodge, Stoke Newington

    Stoke Newington High St

    N16 0LH



    MadeleineObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course rating

    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.

    DianaObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course rating

    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.

    RebeccaObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course ratingObby course rating

    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!!

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    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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    Age limit or other requirements

    Over 18s only

    Flexible cancellation policy

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