I've taken the Axe Making and the Bowl Carving courses at the Green Wood Guild and they are both AWESOME! The Axe Making course is super exciting - working through all the steps to shape the axe head after it's been heated up red hot in the furnace (scary but totally safe), then tempering, sharpening then carving and fitting the handle. It's the coolest thing!
The bowl carving course involved using some really interesting tools too.
The teachers are all very relaxed and knowledgeable which is nice. The venue is also lovely at lovely location on Stepney City farm. There's a cafe for lunch and a delicious food market on Saturdays.
Give it go! You know you want to ;)
A really great team of people running the best wood working facility in London.
The instructors have years of experience and heaps of passion that they are extremely happy to share.
I would 100% recommend taking a spoon making class or an axe forging workshop!
Fun class, great teacher and learnt a lot of new skills. Harder than I thought but over the moon with my axe!
I learnt spoon carving - it was great and to come away with 2 spoons on the first day! The only drawback (no pun intended) was that no lunch was provided. Well worth it though and watch out as it's quite addictive!