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Saturday 22nd July 10 - 4pm - Gypsy Flower and mushroom making with Jim

Flowers and fungi are an exciting and easy introduction into the world of green woodworking and a lovely gift for fellow gnomes.In this workshop you will start with a choice of piece of wood and, learning how to use a draw knife and whittling knife you can turn it into a super cool piece of woody goodness.

Time will be spent familiarising yourself with tools, practising on a few blanks and of course making your Gyspy Flower and mushroom with your own personal touch. It gives you plenty of time to experiment.

WARNING: woodworking can become so enjoyable that you may not want to stop. Fortunately you will be carving in a beautiful garden which you can stay in for as long as you want. So please do:)

I repeat - no experience in using green woodworking tools in necessary BUT a willingness to learn safely and responsibly is.

Other details

There will be a lunch shared with volunteers at the garden with copious amounts of tea provided. Please do bring something to share if you can though:) If you can not come to this workshop but would like to come to another, send an email to signalling your interest and we'll see if there's enough interest to run another.


Cost is 15 - 30 pounds depending on income. This is a spectrum from unemployed/concession to part-time to full-time employment. We will however not turn anyone away so please get in touch if you can't afford the suggested price.

Payment is cash on the day or by direct bank transfer. We will send bank details upon confirmation of your booking.

To book a place, please email specifying the workshop you'd like to attend.

Any questions regarding the contents of the course and similar details please email

Hope to see you there or somewhere fair

Bedford Fields Gnomes and woodworker Jim

Earlier Event: July 20
Evening Meditation
Later Event: July 27
Evening Meditation