Steve will guide you safely, step-by-step, through the traditional skills of this increasingly popular craft. From a fresh greenwood log, axe work is used to create the basic form. Two different knives and different carving techniques are then mastered to create a beautiful kitchen utensil.
The beginners course is suitable those with no previous experience of spoon carving. Over the two days you will start with the basics, then progress to learn some of the finer details and refine your technique. From your original log you will end up with several attractive pieces to take home.
The Improvers day is suitable as a follow up for those wanting to master different spoon bowl shapes, more detailed handle styles, to reinforce knife cuts and important sharpening skills.
Note that you must be over 18 to attend these courses.
All materials and tools are provided. We will be working at small chopping blocks and may be working outside if the weather is dry and warm enough. Please wear layers of old warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
Steve is based in Manchester and skilled in a variety of rural crafts including scything and wooden hay rake making. He has run a number of scything courses here at Broadrake and his book "Learn to Scythe" is available from his website stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com
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