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Spoon Carving - Full Day

5(9 reviews)
This full-day workshop will give you everything you need to turn a log into a beautiful, usable cooking spoon!
Bristol
In-person
£95 pp
7hrs
Beginner
Next available date:19th February 2022
What happens in this class?

You will make your spoon from locally sourced green wood using an axe and two types of knife, which we will teach you to use safely and effectively. The course is suitable for both complete beginners, and those who’ve made spoons before and would like to hone their skills and develop their designs.

Things to remember

The day will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch. We will be working outside - though we will have a covered area - so please come prepared for all weathers. For footwear, walking boots/work boots are most appropriate - please avoid bare feet/open-toed shoes…

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Latest Reviews
5(9 reviews)
Florence - December 4th
I had such a lovely day on the spoon making course. Hugh and Ben were brilliant teachers, working at a relaxed pace and giving clear instructions. I was so pleased with my spoon and can’t wait to do more wood carving. It’s so engrossing!
Emma Smith - November 25th
Fantastic day, I learnt loads and feel like I've had a break from the city even though it was only 10 mins away from home! Hugh and Ben were excellent facilitators, keeping things moving without rushing anyone. I feel so proud of my spoon, I almost don't want to use it! Feels so satisfying to have started with a log and come home with something so beautiful(ish!). Would highly recommend it.
Simon Oatley - November 25th
I thought it was an excellent class, Ben was really helpful and I enjoyed hte session a lot. He was relaxed but kept an eye on everyones progress and kept the session moving - 5 stars
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18

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Bristol Tree Craft is a community organisation dedicated to bringing people together to learn to make things out of wood. Woodcraft brings connection to the natural world and the simple wellbeing that comes from making something with your hands, which promotes good mental health. Their sessions provide a platform for people to get to know each other and deepen relationships through shared experience, creating unity and fostering community resilience.

As well as offering workshops that are open to anyone, they work closely with schools, after-school clubs and social organisations to create programs that provide sometimes vulnerable groups a safe…

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The Location will be updated in early 2022.
Bristol
oakdene ave
bs56qq
bristol

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Spoon Carving - Full Day

Reviews

Florence - December 4th
I had such a lovely day on the spoon making course. Hugh and Ben were brilliant teachers, working at a relaxed pace and giving clear instructions. I was so pleased with my spoon and can’t wait to do more wood carving. It’s so engrossing!
Emma Smith - November 25th
Fantastic day, I learnt loads and feel like I've had a break from the city even though it was only 10 mins away from home! Hugh and Ben were excellent facilitators, keeping things moving without rushing anyone. I feel so proud of my spoon, I almost don't want to use it! Feels so satisfying to have started with a log and come home with something so beautiful(ish!). Would highly recommend it.
Simon Oatley - November 25th
I thought it was an excellent class, Ben was really helpful and I enjoyed hte session a lot. He was relaxed but kept an eye on everyones progress and kept the session moving - 5 stars
Emma - November 24th
Spoon-tastic! Had a brilliant day whittling my very own spoon… it now has pride of place in my cutlery drawer. The teaching was superb and the lunch was a lovely treat, what a fab day!
C - November 24th
Really fab teachers - very knowledgable and hugely charismatic. Couldn't recommend more!!!!
Jimmy Aldridge - November 24th
Had a mega fun time spoon-carving last weekend! What a hidden gem of a venue - Bridge Farm feels more like rural Somerset than the centre of Bristol. My partner gave the course to me for a birthday gift, and I couldn't recommend it enough. Ben and Hugh were very thorough in their teaching, and broke the process up into really manageable chunks. They also plied us with coffee and kept the fire blazing, so we were nice and warm even though it was a cold day. Delicious soup too!
Rebecca Richards - November 24th
What a fab day!!! Ben & Hugh led the workshop so brilliantly and explained everything really well. Having never used a carving knife or axe before I came away having learned loads. Can't wait to christen my new spoon. Such a wonderful way to spend a Saturday...
Spencer - November 24th
I thought I was a pretty competent green woodworker but Hugh and Ben thought me some essential techniques - I had to unlearn some bad/dangerous habits! Very grateful for their patience, they were very helpful and it was really fun to learn in a group of people with mixed experience. They managed to give everyone one on one help. Very satisfying to finish a spoon in one go. Oh and a hearty lunch was much appreciated too in a lovely setting.
Clarice - November 23rd
This workshop was amazing. Ben and Hugh are excellent teachers, just lovely, funny and very patient. I was struggling a bit and they really took the time to help me now I have a beautiful spoon I made myself! Highly recommend.