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).

  • Sept 2018: Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd – The Woodyard, Near Tetbury – sorry these courses are now full.
  • Oct Sat 13th, Sun 14th – Nov Sat 10th – Dec Sat 1st, Sun 2nd – 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).

One day eating spoon course for people who know how to carve safely, have made a fair number of spoons and want to progress and produce higher quality work. If you’re not sure whether you fit this description please contact me to discuss whether the course is suitable for you.

  • Nov Sun 11th

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
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    Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 22nd Sept – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – The Woodyard, Tetbury

    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 at The Woodyard, Duchy Home Farm, Cherrington Lane near Tetbury, Gloucestershire (nearest postcode is GL8 8SE full directions will be sent when you book).

    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.

    £70.00
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    Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 23rd Sept – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – The Woodyard, Tetbury

    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 at The Woodyard, Duchy Home Farm, Cherrington Lane near Tetbury, Gloucestershire (nearest postcode is GL8 8SE full directions will be sent when you book).

    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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 13th Oct 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 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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 14th Oct 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 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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 10th Nov 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 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.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve eating spoons

    Sun 11th Nov 2018 – Advanced course, eating spoons

    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 those who’ve carved before and want to improve. You may be self taught or have attended my beginners course or a similar course and have since been carving independently. You’ll get the most out of this course if you’ve carved a reasonable number of spoons – say 20 or more – and are looking to improve technique and understanding of tools, materials and design.

    We’ll briefly recap safe carving technique and then look at axe technique in more detail and how to get a good finish with the knife and hook knife.

    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.

    You’ll most likely bring your own tools, those you use to carve with at home, We can look at sharpening if needed or you can borrow spare tools that I’ll have available on the day.

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

    £70.00
  • Day's Cottage yurt spoon carving

    Sat 1st Dec 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 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.

    £70.00
  • Day's Cottage yurt spoon carving

    Sun 2nd Dec 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 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.

    £70.00

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 £70 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 9.30 to settle in and have a cuppa before we start.
  • Finishes at 5.00pm.
  • All tools and timber provided.