London Green Wood
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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!
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!
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!
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Although this class has specific dates when it runs, you can also book it for a private group of 5-6 people on a day of your choosing! The cost of this is £50 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!
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.
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.
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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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