Woodworking Class: Make Your Own Chopsticks by Dovedale Design Studio - crafts in London
Woodworking Class: Make Your Own Chopsticks by Dovedale Design Studio - crafts in London

Woodworking Class: Make Your Own Chopsticks

by Dovedale Design Studio

8 reviews
8 reviews
Learn the basics of woodworking, how to use the needed tools and to care and maintain them. Take home at the end of the night your very own chopsticks.

Woodworking Class

4 hour workshop

Beginner

South Bermondsey SE14

Woodworking Class: Make Your Own Chopsticks
by Dovedale Design Studio
4 hour workshop
£69 per person
Flexitime
from £69 per person

Classes

4 hour workshop

Evening

We will start the day learning a basic foundation of woodworking skills and the correct use and maintenance of hand tools. After some fortifying tea and cake, we will each select wood to make our custom set of chopsticks with a contrasting wood inlay complete with stand. The day's focus will be on learning basic skills to be able to progress to future woodworking projects safely, with greater precision and understanding. By the end of the class, you will go home with your own set of chopsticks, ideal for a gift or for making your friends jealous on a ​takeaway night! The course will be run in Surrey Quays, south-east London. We will be running the class from the workshop of Dovedale Design studio, and so will also provide a 'behind the scenes' glimpse of life in an active woodworking space.

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Tue 13 Aug 2019, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
South Bermondsey, SE14 5RW
8 slots left
Thu 26 Sep 2019, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
South Bermondsey, SE14 5RW
8 slots left
Tue 15 Oct 2019, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
South Bermondsey, SE14 5RW
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Tue 12 Nov 2019, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
South Bermondsey, SE14 5RW
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Reviews (8)
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Alina
28 Feb
The evening was lots of fun and very instructive. I took home some beautiful chopsticks and a stand which I'd made. I would also now feel confident in using the tools and methods learnt. Would love to do more classes at Dovedale Design Studio.
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Anonymous
22 Nov
Awesome experience. The guys at Dovedale bring such passion and creativity to what they do, and it's totally infectious. It's pretty rare in these days of 3D printers and mass production to find a young company that is so committed to a physical craft, to making beautiful things by hand. Getting a little insight into their world in the studio was the perfect antidote to working in the office and pushing numbers around on a screen. They create a really relaxed environment, and you come away having learned a lot and created something with your own two hands, something that connects you in a small way to a level of craftsmanship that is now far too rare and underappreciated. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Alina
28 Feb
The evening was lots of fun and very instructive. I took home some beautiful chopsticks and a stand which I'd made. I would also now feel confident in using the tools and methods learnt. Would love to do more classes at Dovedale Design Studio.
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Anonymous
22 Nov
Awesome experience. The guys at Dovedale bring such passion and creativity to what they do, and it's totally infectious. It's pretty rare in these days of 3D printers and mass production to find a young company that is so committed to a physical craft, to making beautiful things by hand. Getting a little insight into their world in the studio was the perfect antidote to working in the office and pushing numbers around on a screen. They create a really relaxed environment, and you come away having learned a lot and created something with your own two hands, something that connects you in a small way to a level of craftsmanship that is now far too rare and underappreciated. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
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Stig
28 Feb
Absolutely brilliant course at Dovedale studios last night. This was my first ever Obby booking, and I really enjoyed it. Ollie and Charl were both friendly and interesting. Charl did the teaching, and he was patient, helpful and informative. I now know a lot more than I did before about types of wood, measuring properly, cutting, planing, insetting; and after this opportunity to learn and practise these, I feel confident to do a more advanced course next.
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Rachael
1 Sep
This was one of the best workshops we've been to and a really lovely evening. Our tutor was welcoming, encouraging and knowledgeable. We've left with good pair of chopsticks each and an interest in learning more about woodwork. We'll definitely be recommending this to our friends.
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Graeme
14 Nov
Fantastic evening with the Dovedale Design Studio team. Informative, educational and great fun. Not only do you learn about their work, different woods, woodworking techniques etc. but you also come away with some great looking chopsticks! Loved it!
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Tony
16 Jan
Great workshop! Awesome tutors who are knowledgable on the topic and made the evening extremely fun. Thanks
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Rachel
16 Jan
I had a great time with Ollie and Charl. Both of them are welcoming and friendly and made the lesson very enjoyable. They know a lot about woodwork and are happy to share their experiences with us. I would really recommend the lesson to anyone who would like to get some hands-on experience with wood and craft their own unique product.
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Miranda
31 Mar
Great evening, full of fun and laughter!

Class location

South Bermondsey
Studio 4, Unit 10
Elizabeth Industrial estate, Juno way.
SE14 5RW
London

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Woodworking Class: Make Your Own Chopsticks by Dovedale Design Studio - crafts in London

About your host, Dovedale Design Studio

Dovedale design studio is a London based luxury design company specialising in the small-scale limited edition production of handmade wooden items. The ethos of the company was a return to local, handmade products, designed and made in London using materials sourced from the UK in collaboration with other local craftsmen. They design and make all their products in their Surrey Quays workshop, and are opening their doors to begin teaching short courses in woodworking. The course on offer will be an introduction to basic woodworking and joinery, culminating in the students making their own jewellery ring/earring box to take home. An ideal gift for a loved one or to yourself, the beautifully crafted box gives an opportunity to learn some beginner woodworking techniques and spend an enjoyable couple of days with an insight into life in a wood workshop.

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Notes

We will be providing everything that is needed. You should wear old clothes suitable for a workshop, as well as strong comfy footwear as you will spend much of the time on your feet. We will provide tea, coffee, and cake, but we advise you to bring your own dinner as there are no open cafes in the area. We can provide all the tools and materials you will need, although you are welcome to bring your own tools if you like. The course is run at a relaxed pace, although you will be on your feet all evening, so be aware this can be surprisingly tiring if you are not used to it.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Woodworking Class: Make Your Own Chopsticks
by Dovedale Design Studio
4 hour workshop
£69 per person
Flexitime
from £69 per person
4 hour workshop
from £69 per person