Spoon Carving Courses

  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Fri 20th Oct 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Days Cottage, Brookthorpe

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to being your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 22nd Oct 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Days Cottage, Brookthorpe

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to being your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Spoon decoration - chip carving

    Fri 3rd Nov 2017 – introduction to spoon decoration techniques – Bisley Road, Stroud

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in in my garden workshop in Bisley Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire (GL5 1HE).

    Suitable for beginners but targetted at those of you who can already make a spoon but want to add some decoration. We’ll cover three techniques;

    • Chip carving, where a pattern is cut into the wood. This will include a brief section on lettering.
    • Kolrossing, where the wood is scratched in geometric or freehand patterns and then pigment rubbed into the scratches.
    • Painting, what paints to use and in particular an introduction to milk paint that I use for those striking red and black handles.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    From: 10am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Learn to carve eating spoons

    Sun 5th Nov 2017 – Advanced course, eating spoons – Bisley Road, Stroud

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in in my garden workshop in Bisley Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire (GL5 1HE).

    Suitable for those who’ve carved before and want to improve, you should have attended my beginners course or a similar course and ideally have practiced your carving since then. We’ll briefly recap safe carving technique with axes and knives but the main thing will be specific details of the design of a spoon that’s good to eat with. There will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make an eating spoon or two to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    From: 10am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Fri 17th Nov 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Days Cottage, Brookthorpe

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to being your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 19th Nov 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Days Cottage, Brookthorpe

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to being your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Fri 8th Dec 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Days Cottage, Brookthorpe

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 10th Dec 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Days Cottage, Brookthorpe

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £65.00
Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair
Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair

Chair Making

I am designing and making some new chairs at present, a solid elm seat Welsh stick chair and a modified frame side chair that can have an upholstered seat. I also make more traditional forms of ladderback, spindleback and lathback chairs with seats from rush, danish cord or more unusually willow basketwork.

 

Photography

If you’re looking for my photographs of Llangrannog see the Photography page or to buy photographic prints please visit photos.davecockcroft.com