Eight more students joined the spoon carving world recently when I taught a course for Greenwood Days near Derby. On my courses, you’ll learn to choose timber and how to carve using an axe and knives to makes spoons directly from a tree. It’s an exciting and full day so I always forget to take photos during the course but love a group picture of everyone with their work.
Peter, who runs Greenwood Days, makes a big pot of wonderful soup with homemade bread each day for lunch but I noticed he didn’t have anything suitable to stir it with. So, I made group-sized stirring spoon for him and all the future courses. Next time you’re there keep a look out for it, it should develop a lovely patina over the years.
I will be teaching some more courses this year at Greenwood Days including a two-day spoon carving course on 9 & 10th August 2016 where we’ll look in more details at making spoons and have more time for practise and discussion. Book a place if you’re interested in learning to carve spoons yourself or think it would make a good present for a friend. Sign up to my newsletter to receive details of future courses and other projects I’m doing.