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Your tutor for this workshop will be Alan from Alien Spoons who has been teaching wood carving
since 2015 and has taught over a thousand people how to carve safely and efficiently.

This workshop will focus on using wood carving knives and you will learn a variety of techniques that make carving relatively easy on the body and get good results when making a spoon or other green wood carved treen.

We will be using freshly felled birch from a local woodland that I manage sustainably and primarily
for wildlife. You will start this workshop with a blank of the item that you would like to make, that is roughly axed out to shape.  You can choose from a spoon, a dala horse or a shrink pot. 


We will have a short lunch break halfway through the workshop so that people can stay focused. Picker's Bothy cafe is next door and serves a delicious range of lunches or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

At the end of the day you should have a carved item and feel confident enough to use the tools safely at home if you would like to do more carving (most people do as it is a very calming and mindful activity). Additional blanks and tools will be on sale for carving more spoons.


Tea, coffee and homemade cakes are included to keep your strength up!


This workshop is aimed at adults, however children aged 11 years and over can attend when accompanied by a paying adult.

Wood Carving for Beginners (Sunday 23rd June 10 - 3pm)

  • Sunday 23rd June 

    10 - 3pm

    (5 hours)

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