An opportunity to learn spoon carving from a tutor with over 20 years' experience, using axes, knives and crook knives to shape beautiful and functional kitchenware or treen from small diameter green wood. The course takes place deep in the woods, under a canvas shelter amongst the trees (the source of the materials for the course!), with a kettle fire and convivial atmosphere. This craft has enjoyed massive popularity since the Mary Rose was salvaged in the 1990s, with its treasure of hundreds of wooden eating spoons; since then enthusiasts have incorporated aspects of Scandinavian design to develop a vibrant community around this craft. Tools will be available for sale at the end of the day for those who wish to carry on with this absorbing craft at home.
What's included in the price
All materials, tuition and use of tools are included. Due to Covid restrictions, learners are asked to bring their own food and cup for drinks this year. There will be kettle fire with tea, coffee and herb teas provided. We are currently operating smaller groups to allow for social distancing.