Spoon Carving Course – 1 day
Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’.
Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this one day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your spoon blank. The rest of the day will be spent using a sloyd knife and a hook knife to carve and shape your individual spoon.
The course covers a selection of knife grips which will keep your carving under control as well as keep you safe. Time will be spent looking at how the spoon develops in a 3-dimensional form, covering the spoons ‘crook’, bowl and handle to get a well-balanced and functioning spoon you will enjoy using for many years.
Trading Places is based within the beautiful surroundings of the Stanwick Lakes nature reserve, in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. All the courses take place in and around our purpose built green oak Training Barn. Course places can be booked for one or more people depending on availability.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
3rd July 2021
15th October 2021
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One day course (9.30am – 4pm) £95
What’s included in the price?
Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided for all courses. Participants are simply asked to bring their own packed lunch and supply of enthusiasm! (We provide tea and coffee during the course).