New skills and personal wellbeing go hand in hand. Spoon carving is a great way to get started with woodcraft, plus you will go home with a useful tool. Learning something new can give a huge boost to your moral. Put a positive change in your routine, create a new hobby, and even turn into a business. All of this can help improve mental health, self confidence, personal satisfaction and much more.
Join us for a lovely day at Amberley Museum, in Sussex, to learn how to carve a spoon. Entry to the museum is included in the ticket. You could even make a spoon like those found on King Henry VIII’s sunken flagship the Mary Rose. We can also help you to craft spatulas and other utensils. You’ll also get a free pass to come back on the next day to spend more time exploring the museum at your leisure – a special treat as the Landrover Day is on the 12th September this year.
- Discover which trees and types of wood are useful for different tools and craft items
- The properties of the different wood that can be used for spoon carving
- Knife safety training and the law
- How to use a knife to make basic cuts needed in a survival situation
- Carve a spoon, a spatula and other useful items
Once you’ve mastered the basics we can help you to progress onto making a wide range of other items, such as bowls, Viking chairs and even a bow. There are a whole host of other tools that can be mastered to help you with your carving projects..
This course is for adults, the lower age limit is 17. We are happy to offer other days for younger people wanting to learn carving – just drop us an email. Tea and coffee are provided, please bring a packed lunch or enjoy a treat in the Limeburner cafe.
Our staff are highly skilled and experienced woodworkers. In addition, some also sell their work privately and take commissions. They are offering their expertise to teach you how to safely use a bushcraft knife and spoon hook. Create something unique to take home with you.