4 hour class
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
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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.
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.
Over 18s only
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.