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 what other people think about the courses on the beginners spoon course reviews page.

Book on to a course

One day foundation course for beginners and improvers (those who’ve carved a bit before but want to brush up on skills and gain confidence).

Sorry folks but I’ve increased prices to £80 for 2019. This better reflects the time it takes for me to prepare for courses. Based on experience I find there’s around 3 days work required to deliver a one day course. I have to source wood, prepare wood, sharpen tools, pack and transport all the gear, make flapjack, pay venue fees, paypal fees etc. I think you’ll find my course cost compares well to other courses on carftcourses.com and is great value.

  • Dec Sat 1st, Sun 2nd – theses courses will be in the yurt at Day’s Cottage, Brookthorpe, between Gloucester and Stroud.
  • Jan Sat 26th, Sun 27th – moving indoors for Jan and Feb. At Nailsworth Community Workshop, Bath Road, GL6 0HH.
  • Feb Sat 16th, Sun 17th – moving indoors for Jan and Feb. At Nailsworth Community Workshop, Bath Road, GL6 0HH.
  • Mar Fri 22nd, Sun 24th – theses courses will be in the yurt at Day’s Cottage, Brookthorpe, between Gloucester and Stroud.
  • Apr Sat 13th, Sun 14th – theses courses will be in the yurt at Day’s Cottage, Brookthorpe, between Gloucester and Stroud.
    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).

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

  • course gift voucher

    Course Gift Voucher £80 – 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 £80 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.

     

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 26th Jan – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 27th Jan – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 16th Feb – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 17th Feb – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt march

    Fri 22nd March 2019 – 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 my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt march

    Sun 24th March 2019 – 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 my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt April

    Sat 13th April 2019 – 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 my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt April

    Sun 14th April 2019 – 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 my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00

Next course dates

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 occasional courses for more advanced spoon carving topics.

Courses in spring and autumn 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. In summer months courses are at workshop at The Woodyard, near Tetbury. In deepest winter I’m looking at using an indoor venue in Nailsworth.

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. In cooler months courses will be held in the yurt, with a woodburner, at Days Cottage in Brookthorpe on the A416 between Stroud and Gloucester.

  • Cost of the course is £80 for the day.
  • 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 9.45 to settle in and have a cuppa before we start.
  • Finishes at 5.00pm.
  • All tools and timber provided.