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September 8, 2022

BROADRAKE – Spoon Carving

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

Steve will guide you safely, step by step through the different processes of this lovely craft to create unique hand-crafted kitchen utensils and spoons from a recently felled log.

You will 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.

This two-day workshop is perfect for both beginners and those who have already ventured into spoon carving already. Steve will gauge the different skill level and needs of individuals to allow refinement of techniques and design variation for those with a little more experience.

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.

You 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 the workshop is unheated although in September it should be ok and if fine, the class move outside.