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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureFamily Whittling Workshop 9yrs+
4.8(17 reviews)
Learn safe whittling skills at Hackney City Farm
Hackney
£35 pp
2 hour workshop
Beginner
Next available date:26th September 2021
What happens in this class?

Spend some time together learning new skills. This workshop is for children and young people (aged 9-18) with an accompanying adult to learn whittling together.

Please note - one ticket admits 1 Adult and 1 Child/ Young Person

Families who have not attended London Green Wood courses before must bring one adult along for each child attending.

In this workshop

Using locally grown green wood we'll practice safe carving knife grips and make spatulas, staffs, wands or wooden knifes.

For families that want to start whittling at home, this is great introduction for both adults and children to learn…

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Things to remember

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…

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Latest Reviews
4.8(17 reviews)
Noah Schenato - July 24th
Sorry, We missed the lesson because of external event !!!
Maeve Barclay-Brown - June 30th
We didn’t really know what to expect but everyone absolutely loved this, a big groan went up from kids and adults alike when the teacher said we only had a few minutes left. The teacher was lovely, endlessly patient and good-natured. We all want to do it again.
Julian Madams - June 15th
The session was well structured and lasted two hours outside under the trees. We used green wood that had been freshly cut that day. We learned various techniques on knife holding, types of wood, what part of the tree to use to make different utensils, what to do to preserve the wood if you need to pause the project for a while. We worked on a marshmellow stick and a butter spreader. We didn’t finish. Ben was a great teacher; we had a lot of fun.
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Age Requirement

9All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Your Teacher
Teacher

London Green Wood is cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Hackney City Farm, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.

We have been running events and teaching courses since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We run workshop sessions for members of our cooperative three times a week and one weekend each month. Membership is open…

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Class Location
Hackney City Farm
Hackney
1a Goldsmith Row
E2 8QA
London
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Reviews

Noah Schenato - July 24th
Sorry, We missed the lesson because of external event !!!
Maeve Barclay-Brown - June 30th
We didn’t really know what to expect but everyone absolutely loved this, a big groan went up from kids and adults alike when the teacher said we only had a few minutes left. The teacher was lovely, endlessly patient and good-natured. We all want to do it again.
Julian Madams - June 15th
The session was well structured and lasted two hours outside under the trees. We used green wood that had been freshly cut that day. We learned various techniques on knife holding, types of wood, what part of the tree to use to make different utensils, what to do to preserve the wood if you need to pause the project for a while. We worked on a marshmellow stick and a butter spreader. We didn’t finish. Ben was a great teacher; we had a lot of fun.
Esther Oxford - April 20th
My 13-year-old son and I really enjoyed this session at Hackney City Farm. We made a butter knife and a marshmallow toasting fork - sitting by a fire. Jo and her colleague are charming and precise teachers. I highly recommend.
Alice Toomey - April 8th
We had a wonderful day, and came away wanting more, so already planning our next session. Thanks so much!
Luíza - November 10th
This was a great class. Our girls are 10 and 15 years old. and in our class they both got to use the axe, the saw and the shave horse, all taught really well and safely. We came home refreshed after our time outside without screens and enjoyed it so much that we will be booking again sometime next year.
Jennifer - October 28th
My 10 year old son and I loved this workshop. He was given so much independence to use the tools himself and great guidance to use them safely. He learnt loads and felt really proud of what he achieved.
Jessica - August 5th
We really enjoyed it. Well organised and in a great location. It's good to learn something new and have something to take home with you. My daughter wants to go back and do more.
Vitor - November 25th
Amazing Class
Emily - June 11th
This was a great workshop, we both really enjoyed it. It was really good to go to a workshop for a parent and child to learn a new skill together. I was hoping for a hand carving course though so we could continue at home after the course, so a little more information about the content before would have been very useful. We will probably try and book another one in the summer though, the venue was good as was the instruction.
Grainne - April 16th
Both 9 year old Dermot and his grandad loved the session and plan to book another one very soon! 5 stars!
Kim - April 12th
It was fantastic! Jo showed us, in stages, what we needed to do and let us get on with it. My son, Harry, loved it because he was able to be really hands on with the tools and you also get to take your piece home with you at the end. I especially loved it and we are now looking forward to our next workshop together with Jo. Highly recommend London Green Wood CIC and Jo for her lovely calm and informative approach.
Chrystalla - April 4th
An inspiring afternoon workshop from which we not only took away our wooden creations but sound knowledge of types of wood and safe whittling tips. Getting to work on the 'shaving horse' with a two handled knife was an added bonus. Great to be outdoors working with our hands - we loved it! Thank you.
Bridget - April 4th
Fantastic. Lovely surroundings, and nice to do something calming and learn a new skill!
Gemma - February 19th
We loved it.
Gemma - October 27th
We all really enjoyed it
Ruth - October 27th
Great experience, definitely plan to go back. Lovely activity & lovely location.