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May 5, 2021

Spoon Carving for Beginners

Broadrake, Chapel-le-dale
Ingleton, North Yorkshire LA6 3AX

This two-day workshop is perfect for beginners for those wanting more time to embed the main skills involved in greenwood spoon carving.
We’ll start with the basic techniques of greenwood axe work to roughly shape a kitchen stirring utensil followed by knife work. Different knife cuts are taught with emphasis on working safely and efficiently, and how to work with the grain of the wood to get a smooth finish You’ll take home a range of finished items including a stirring spoon, a butter spreader and a cranked eating spoon.
By the end of the course you’ll have a good understanding of working with the tools and timber so you can carve more easily and efficiently with the confidence to continue at home.

We will be working at small chopping blocks with axes, and then with special carving knives.

All the tools & materials are provided – green wood, chopping blocks, axes and knives. If you already have your own tools, then please bring them along if you prefer to use them. Please wear layers of old warm clothing as we may be working outside if dry and warm enough.