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Fan bird carving in Wales

Some photos from a course on how to carve wooden fan birds that I taught recently at the Woodland Skills Centre in North Wales. Fan birds are a tricky craft to get right but I have been developing my special … Continue reading

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Teaching a new professional spoon carver

Another 1-to-1 spoon carving day, this time with Dan Lawrence who I’ve watched developing his skills over the last few years and is now aiming to make his living from greenwood carving. He came on my short course at Spoonfest … Continue reading

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Spoon carving on honeymoon

At the end of last year I received this lovely request by email: “I am really hoping that you can help me. We are coming to the Lake District in February on our honeymoon. My partner is really keen to … Continue reading

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Spoon carving 1-to-1 tuition

There are times when you want to have your own craft course on a 1-to-1 basis. Whether you’ve a specific element you want to cover in depth, get individual tuition and attention, set the date to fit yourself or learn … Continue reading

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Spoon carving course for London Green Woodworkers

I spent this weekend teaching a spoon carving workshop for London Green Woodworkers based in Abney Park, Stoke Newington. Abney is a beautiful old cemetery full of headstones and monuments which has reverted to woodland over the years and is … Continue reading

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Spoon carving with Gareth

Teaching people how to carve spoons is always a pleasure but it’s great to be asked by an experienced carver to extend their skills. Gareth has been carving for a few years now and teaching too. We talked at Sizergh Greenwood … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving in Scotland

I’m teaching loads of courses at the moment (woodworking or scything) which is getting me out and about around the area. Over the bank holiday I went up to Dalbeattie at the request of Gavin Phillips to teach spoon carving … Continue reading

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Fan Bird Carving Course

I’ve had a brilliant day teaching a group how to make fan birds. This is the third time I’ve taught fan bird carving at my workshop in Cumbria and I’ve made some modifications to the way I teach which really … Continue reading

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Spoon carving in Wales

I arrived back from Sweden last thursday and was straight off to the Woodland Skills Centre in North Wales to teach a spoon carving course for the weekend. They were a lovely bunch of folk and it’s always a pleasure … Continue reading

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