I’ve just spent a fabulous weekend at Greenwood Days on the Derbyshire/ Leicestershire border. On Saturday I was teaching a group of beginners how to carve wooden spoons. Starting from fresh green birch wood logs, they learned to axe out a blank and then carve and hollow their own cooking spoon using Mora knives. There were lots of laughs and chat through the day but also some fantastic periods of concentration and mindfulness which often occurs with carving wooden spoons.
Nicola, Ian and Sally came together and went home with big smiles and a brilliant set of spoons and new skills.