London Green Wood Turning   classes in London
London Green Wood Turning   classes in London


London Green Wood Turning

London Green Wood is a non-profit cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Hackney City Farm, 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 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 three times a week and one weekend each month. Membership is open to all who have completed our Introduction to Green Woodworking course. We also: host monthly volunteering days to build equipment at the workshop, take practical whittling activities to public events across London, teach woodworking for team building days and work with other local community groups to bring the therapeutic benefits of being creative outdoors to their users.

We also have a sister school London Green Wood, listed separately on Obby, where we teach: One days courses, ideally taken in this order:

  • Make a Spatula
  • Spoon Carving,
  • Bowl Carving We also teach a 4 day Introduction to Green Woodworking course which covers axe carving, safe knife grips and sharpening skills. This course is designed as an induction to our community workshop or for those who want to continue green woodworking independently at home. We teach Family Whittling courses in the school holidays.
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