Spoon Carving Workshop for Adults

This full day spoon carving course for adults is a fantastic way to learn about many aspects of spoon carving and safe tool techniques. The day will be led by Harry Samuel, a full time wood worker who is regarded as one of the top spoon carvers around.


During your day in the woods, Harry will teach you the basics of carving green wood. You will start with a spoon blank and using only a straight knife and a hook knife you will learn the safe and efficient way of using these tools, transforming your blank into a carved spoon before lunchtime! After lunch we will focus on the whole process from log to product. You will learn the principles of cleaving wood with a froe or axe. We will then rough out a spoon blank with a carving axe and then put the new skills learned during the morning into practice.

The techniques learned during this full day course will allow you to progress towards carving a plethora of wooden products. Working with green wood can become highly addictive and many comment on the therapeutic nature of the craft.

It will be a nice small group on the day, with a maximum of twelve participants, so you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to get to know each other in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Dates & Timings
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10am to 4pm

£80 per person (includes camp fire cooked lunch and refreshments throughout).

Hidden Woods is located in a beautiful 80 acre broadleaf woodland called Farleigh Wood, accessed directly off the A36 near Farleigh Hungerford (BA2 7NH).

Other Useful Info
Hot drinks (including real coffee) and campfire cooked lunch included.

Please use our online booking system by clicking ‘Book Now’. Simply select ‘Green Woodworking for Adults’ under ‘Woodland Activity’.