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Introduction to Green Woodwork Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London
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Introduction to Green Woodwork Workshop

by London Green Wood

9 reviews
9 reviews
This London workshop aims to get you introduced to green woodworking using unseasoned wood straight from the log and hand tools.

Woodworking Class

Four session course

Beginners welcome

Stoke Newington N16

Classes

Four session course

Daytime

This is a four day course, taught on consecutive Thursdays, outdoors at our woodland workshop.

This course is designed to give participants an introduction to green woodworking using unseasoned wood straight from the log and hand tools. Suitable for all including complete beginners, those who have carpentry experience but are new to green woodwork, and those who have done a little green woodwork and would like to learn more. The course is also an induction to the London Green Wood workshop at Abney Park Cemetery and participants are invited to continue using the workshop after the course.

Inlcuded in the price of the course is your own wood carving knife to use and to keep.

In this class

Through making a series of practice projects, such as spoons and spatulas, you will learn: the principles of green woodwork, safe and confident axe techniques, knife grips from the Swedish tradition of spoon carving, tool sharpening and tool maintenance.

Now you can

  • Look after and sharpen your own tools
  • Continue making with wood, either at home or at the London Green Wood workshop
  • Give handmade presents to your friends and family
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Select a class time

Thu 6 Sep, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH

Thu 13 Sep, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Thu 20 Sep, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Thu 27 Sep, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Thu 1 Nov, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH

Thu 8 Nov, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thu 15 Nov, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thu 22 Nov, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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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Reviews (9)
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Hardijs
13 Mar
Great place, great community, best tutors!! Thank you!!
Pei
1 Jun
Everyone is very lovely. I like them to share them own woodwork experience and have lunch together :) I will go back to learn more from them

Reviews

Hardijs
13 Mar
Great place, great community, best tutors!! Thank you!!
Pei
1 Jun
Everyone is very lovely. I like them to share them own woodwork experience and have lunch together :) I will go back to learn more from them
6 Apr
Great atmosphere!
HELEN
5 Nov
Day one of a one-day-a-week course done and it was great. Small group, great teacher - I have already acquired a huge amount of knowledge!
Thom
21 Nov
Fantastic, inspiring, workshop with great teaching and friendly students. Learned lots of practical skills and I love having breakfast every morning with my hand carved spoon!
Spencer
7 Dec
Really great course . Jo is a very good teacher - relaxed, but full of instruction. We all got to learn different techniques, and how to use tools and devices which are specific to green woodwork (and not available in any diy store). I would definitely recommend this course.
Ed
9 Mar
Really fun classes, I hadn't ever picked up a spoon knife before and this got me slightly addicted!
Jenny
25 May
Absolutely loved the introduction to Green Woodwork workshop. Really practical and hands-on. Very friendly people and Jo is a great teacher
Vivienne
26 May
I found this course very well resourced and organised with a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. The location is second to none for a course of this type in London -it was wonderful to be working under the trees and the weather was kind Jo is a patient and knowledgable teacher providing clear instructions of safe working techniques and there is plenty of opportunity to practice sharpening and the opportunity to work individually and together . Added bonus is that past students also attend on Thursdays to work on their own projects so plenty of opportunity to pick up tips from more experienced students. I hope to be able to join in Thursday community access sessions from time to time.

Class location

Stoke Newington High St
Abney Park, South Lodge
London

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Introduction to Green Woodwork 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. Also long nails will make everything harder. 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.

Introduction to Green Woodwork Workshop
by London Green Wood
Four session course
£200 per person
Four session course
from £200 per person