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Make a spatula by London Green Wood CIC - crafts in London
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Make a spatula by London Green Wood CIC - crafts in London

Make a spatula

by London Green Wood CIC

5 reviews
5 reviews
Whittling for adults. Learn safe knife skills and make your own cooking utensils!

Woodworking Class

4 hour class

Beginner

Stoke Newington N16

Flexitime
£50 per person

Classes

4 hour class

Daytime

Time to make your own cooking utensils! Hone your knife skills in this workshop with one of London's best woodworkers and create a spatula and a butter knife to take home with you. Suitable for complete beginners or those who want to practise their knife skills.

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 safe knife grips for woodcarving. Learn to use a shave horse, draw knife and a sloyd knife to make your own cooking utensils to take home with you. You will finish the day with a spatula and a butter knife to show off at home!

Now you can

  • Take home your own lovingly made butter knife and spatula
  • Build upon the techniques learn during the class to become a proficient wood carver
  • Use your new knife skills to make more things
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Did you know?

The terms softwood and hardwood describe the leaves, seeds and structure of the trees rather than the type of wood they produce.
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Reviews (5)
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Anonymous
17 Sep
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.
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Abi
5 Dec
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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Anonymous
17 Sep
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.
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Abi
5 Dec
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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Ginette
7 Mar
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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Rosie
23 Jul
Absolutely brilliant! I hope to come back for more.
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Caireen
15 Jan
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.

Class location

Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington High Street
N16 0LH
London

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Make a spatula by London Green Wood CIC - crafts in London

About your host, London Green Wood CIC

London Green Wood Community Interest Company is a non-profit community 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 also run a twice weekly 'Wood Club' community workshop and monthly volunteering days to build equipment at the workshop.

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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. 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.

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