Category Archives: spoon carving

Spoon carving course May 2022

A lovely day last weekend teaching a spoon carving workshop for a group at Greenwood Days near Derby. We always start from a green log so people work through the whole process of splitting, axing and carving to create a … Continue reading

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Private spoon carving workshop in Manchester

Experiences make the best presents and even more so when they’re shared with friends so I was delighted to be asked to teach a private spoon carving workshop for a lovely group in Manchester as their joint Christmas present. Starting … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop in Yorkshire Dales

A fantastic afternoon yesterday in Wensleydale, Yorkshire teaching some spoon carving skills to a lovely group of people. The event was organised by Emma’s Dale who wanted just a short course for a group to follow a morning of mindfulness. … Continue reading

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Birch eating spoons

During my spoon carving workshop the other week, I made a couple of eating spoons from some lovely local birch. To demonstrate, I made one (on the left) by carving from the bark and the other (right) from the radially … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop 2021 in Yorkshire Dales

It’s fantastic to be back out teaching crafts again and what a wonderful way to start with a two day spoon carving course at Broadrake in the Yorkshire Dales. Tucked just under Whernside among the Yorkshire Three Peaks, it’s an … Continue reading

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Stirrers, eating spoons and spreaders

When I teach people how to carve spoons, I want them to go home with new skills and confidence as well as a spoon that they’ve made. Having two days of workshop gives the best opportunity to achieve this and … Continue reading

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Cherry salad servers

New salad servers ready for the summer! I’ve been using some of the lockdown time to work on my tiny back garden. It’s mostly flagstones but I’ve built a small raised bed along one wall and have got herbs and … Continue reading

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Rowan straining spoon

From time to time, it’s important to make something that allows you to play with ideas. Meeting up with friends to carve wooden spoons is one of these times for me when, rather than make familiar spoons from my standard … Continue reading

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Hand carved birch scoops for tea & coffee

If you’re like me then the first coffee of the day is a bit of a special occasion. I use it to punctuate my morning and the process of making it (cafetiere in my house) is a relaxing ritual to … Continue reading

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Cranked eating spoon carving instructions

An eating spoon is often seen as the peak of wooden spoon carving. Making a spoon which fits the hand, feels comfortable to the mouth and also looks good is a demanding and rewarding challenge for green wood carvers of … Continue reading

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