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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureMake a spatula
5(10 reviews)
Whittling for adults. Learn safe knife skills and make your own cooking utensils!

Stoke Newington

£40 pp

3 hour workshop

Beginner

Next available date:4th December 2020
What happens in this class?

Time to make your own cooking utensils! Learn the basics of green woodworking and make a locally grown spatula to take home with you. Suitable for complete beginners.

This is a great introduction to working with wood and can be followed by with our Spoon Carving and Bowl Carving courses.

In this class

Learn about working with the grain, the basis for all woodworking. Learn about choosing suitable wood and splitting a log to create blanks for working with. Learn to use a shave horse, draw knife and a sloyd knife to make your own cooking utensils to take home…

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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
5(10 reviews)
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Vanessa - September 25th
Fantastic
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Lesley - August 16th
As a complete beginner I didn't know what to expect but I had a wonderful morning making my spatula. Everything was explained very clearly with lots of help at every stage. The London Green Wood instructor, Jo, was very friendly and encouraging. I'm now recommending this class to my friends and hoipe to go back to try a slightly more ambitious project.
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Tracey - August 14th
Excellent workshop, which was for me more about the process , than my end result, as l Iove just whittling with Wood. I was however pretty pleased with my Spatula. Jo is a patient and inclusive teacher. Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a go. I can’t wait to do another class. Very calming working in nature with wood! Great morning 👍🏽
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Age Requirement

18

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

Your Teacher
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London Green Wood is a non-profit cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, 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 at our woodland workshop 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…

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Class Location
Abney Park Cemetery
Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington High Street
N16 0LH
London
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Fri 20 Nov 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Fri 4 Dec 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH
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Reviews

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Vanessa - September 25th
Fantastic
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Lesley - August 16th
As a complete beginner I didn't know what to expect but I had a wonderful morning making my spatula. Everything was explained very clearly with lots of help at every stage. The London Green Wood instructor, Jo, was very friendly and encouraging. I'm now recommending this class to my friends and hoipe to go back to try a slightly more ambitious project.
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Tracey - August 14th
Excellent workshop, which was for me more about the process , than my end result, as l Iove just whittling with Wood. I was however pretty pleased with my Spatula. Jo is a patient and inclusive teacher. Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a go. I can’t wait to do another class. Very calming working in nature with wood! Great morning 👍🏽
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Natalie - September 11th
A really brilliant class. I learned lots and came having made something I was proud of. I’m going to try to come back for another class soon!
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Alli - April 16th
Jo is a fabulous teacher. We all worked at our own pace and Jo explained everything clearly. I went with my partner and two grown up sons. We all enjoyed it and I am really pleased with my spatula- thank you for a lovely day
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Caireen - January 15th
Fantastic day with a great tutor, I went away so much more confident to use a knife safely and understanding how to work the wood. I'd recommend these classes to anyone, even if it's a one off activity or to learn new skill. Jo was an excellent teacher and host. I'll definitely be back again.
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Rosie - July 23rd
Absolutely brilliant! I hope to come back for more.
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Ginette - March 7th
This was an amazing day. I did the workshop a week after my Mum died and found a lot of peace in the connection with nature. The tutor was lovely - engaging, patient and talented. I highly recommend it!
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Abi - December 5th
Another great class from Jo. Was very useful for improving knife skills and getting more familiar with cutting with the grain. Small group which means you get lots of support from the teacher. Great setting in lovely Abney Park Cemetry, with a little fire and hot drinks to keep warm in winter.
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Gurnam - September 17th
The only downside was the cold, it was 2 degrees and felt a bit too cold to spend that much time outside. But we did have a fire to help.