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Saturday 29th July 10 - 4pm - Spoon carving workshop with Jim

Green woodworking doesn't get any more rewarding than spoon making. Join Jim to learn how to carve a spoon using a knife, spoon hook and possibly an axe. You will choose from a number of 'blanks' (roughly carved blocks of wood) to carve your own spoon. You'll be introduced to different knife carving techniques, different approaches to shaping and finishing your spoon and of course the freedom to familiarise yourself with the tools being used.

If there's time you will also learn how to make spoon blanks with an axe.

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