These courses are designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend unless a specific arrangement has been made with me.

You can read course reviews over at craftcourses.com >> follow this link.

Book on to a course

One day beginners and improvers courses at Day’s Cottage, Brookthorpe (between Stroud and Gloucester).

  • January 2018: Fri 19th, Sun 21st
  • February 2018: Fri 23rd, Sun 25th
  • March 2018: Fri 23rd, Sun 25th

One day progressing course – eating spoons in Stroud.

  • March 2018: Sun 18th

please click on the picture or course title below for more info.

  • course gift voucher

    Course Gift Voucher £70 – give someone you love a craft experience

    please note: my learn to carve courses are designed for adults, the person you are buying this voucher for must be 18 or older to attend a course. I make sometimes make an exception for a teenager with experience of using hand tools but you must agree this with me before buying them a gift voucher.

     

    If you would like to give someone the gift of a spoon carving course then buy them this gift voucher. Vouchers are valid for 1 year from when they’re purchased.

     

    When you buy a gift voucher I’ll create a unique code that can be used as a discount voucher in the checkout on this website. I’ll email you the code along with a pdf and jpg version of a gift card. You can print the gift card to insert into a Christmas or Birthday card, or just forward the email.

     

    The person receiving the gift then visits this website to book a course for a date that suits them, they enter the voucher code and £70 is deducted from the cost allowing the course to be booked for free. Easy as that.

     

    Please allow me a day or so to send the email to you, I’ll always try my best to do it within 24 hours but sometimes I’m working away from a computer and it may take me a little longer to create the coupon and the card. – thanks.

     

    £70.00
  • course gift voucher

    Gift Voucher £35 – half price course discount or buy a spoon

    please note: my learn to carve courses are designed for adults, the person you are buying this voucher for must be 18 or older to attend a course. I make sometimes make an exception for a teenager with experience of using hand tools but you must agree this with me before buying them a gift voucher.

    This voucher can be used as discount on a course booking, making my beginners carving course half priced. Vouchers are valid for 1 year from when they’re purchased.

    It can also be used as a discount voucher when buying a spoon, scoop or other item from this website.

    When you buy a gift voucher I’ll create a unique code that can be used as a discount voucher in the checkout on this website. I’ll email you the code along with a pdf and jpg version of a gift card. You can print the gift card to insert into a Christmas or Birthday card, or just forward the email.

    The person receiving the gift then visits this website to book a course for a date that suits them, they enter the voucher code and £35 is deducted from the cost allowing the course to be booked for half price. Easy as that.

     

    Please allow me a day or so to send the email to you, I’ll always try my best to do it within 24 hours but sometimes I’m working away from a computer and it may take me a little longer to create the coupon and the card. – thanks.

     

    £35.00
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    Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 10th Dec 2017 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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

    Fri 19th Jan 2018 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 21st Jan 2018 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Fri 23rd Feb 2018 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve eating spoons

    Sun 18th Mar 2018 – 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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Fri 23rd Mar 2018 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 25th Mar 2018 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    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.

    £70.00

Next course dates

There will be 2 beginners courses per month for the first few months of 2018. If you want to do a course but can’t make any of the available dates please contact me an let me know. If there’s enough requests I’ll put on some extra courses. I’m also planning occassional courses for more advanced spoon carving topics.

Courses will be held in the yurt at Days Cottage orchard, Brookthorpe (on A416 between Stroud and Gloucester). Full directions provided in the joining instructions I send out a few days before the course.

For notification of dates and courses please sign up to my newsletter (sign up is on the right hand side of this page if you’re on a computer or down below if you’re using a phone).

Course Vouchers – or discount vouchers

You can buy a gift voucher that covers the whole cost of a course from this website, just look on the courses page and purchase a gift voucher. You’ll recieve a voucher code they can use to book a course at a date that suits you.

About the courses

Summer season courses are at The Woodyard on Cherrington Lane near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Autumn and winter one day courses will be held in the yurt, with a woodburner, at Days Cottage in Brookthorpe on the A416 between Stroud and Gloucester.

I’ll be running the same course on Friday and Sunday as I know some people prefer week days and others weekends. There will be one or two courses for improvers in autumn and spring where we’ll look to develop your existing skills by carving an eating spoon and have a look at decoration techniques.

Cost of the course is £70 for the day (sorry I’ve had to increase the price a bit for 2018 so I can pay a bit more towards maintenance of the yurt and other facilities).

Tea, coffee and hot and cold water for drinks will be provided, as will biscuits and cake. Please being a packed lunch and your own flavourings (herbal teas etc) if you prefer.

Starts at 10am – please arrive from 9.30 to settle in and have a cuppa before we start.

Finishes at 4.30pm (but can overrun to 5pm at the latest).

All tools and timber provided.