Learn to carve spoons or make a basket
Want to learn how to carve a spoon or make a basket?
I run workshops in spoon carving and willow weaving. Prices vary depending on the venue. Class sizes are small (6-8), and I can only teach adults, or 12-16 year olds accompanied by an adult
If you'd like a one-to-one or one-to-two lesson I run spoon carving classes at my home here in Richmond.
Prices are £70 for a half day per person beginners spoon carving (including refreshments), or £140 for a full day including homemade lunch and refreshments. Come with a friend and get £5 off.
I can run one to one basket making classes here at my home in Richmond or I can at your home if you have the space. Prices start at £140 (plus traveling if applicable) per person for a whole day bespoke workshop. I can also run short group basketmaking sessions. POA
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Where are my workshops?
As well as running courses locally in Richmond upon Thames I also teach at some amazing places around the country.
This year I will be teaching at;
Joy Farms in the gorgeous Surrey Hills. Just an hour from London this new nature inspired creative hub will inspire and rejuvenate you while spending time creating your own willow wonder. A delicious homemade lunch is included
Gutchpool Farm near Gillingham in delightful Dorset. On the edge of and AONB surrounded by sheep and horses grazing on the stunning chalk downland, this award winning B & B is now hosting some amazing immersive craft days. A delicious homemade lunch is included
Oxfordshire basketmakers - members only workshop
Spoon carving for beginners dates
A half day workshop where you'll learn how to carve a spoon from locally sourced wood.
You’ll find yourself lost in a world of wood chips and the beautiful facets of the natural product as you’re taken through the spoon carving process from beginning to end. Starting with a wooden blank, you'll learn safe knife techniques, the architecture of a spoon, types of wood and finishing processes, and by the end you'll have your very own cooking spoon to take home. All materials and tools will be supplied.
The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and no experience is assumed. However, as we’ll be using sharp knives, the class is for over 18s only
Monday 20th March. Kew Gardens. Click HERE for more info and to book
Saturday 13th May. Handmade Workshops, Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book
Basket workshop dates
All of the following workshops are one day beginner workshops, unless otherwise stated. All materials and tools are supplied. You'll use Somerset grown willow and be taught traditional basket making techniques to make your own unique basket to take home.
Saturday 25th February, Asymmetric Baskets Teddington Constitutional Club, Stanley Road Teddington. FULL - please email me if you'd like to go on the waiting list. £95 per person
Saturday 11th March, Asymmetric baskets for members of the Oxfordshire Basketmakers. TBC
Saturday 25th March, Frame baskets - Gutchpool Farm - click HERE for more info and to book SOLD OUT
Sunday 26th March, Garden obelisks. Gutchpool Farm. click HERE for more info and to book SOLD OUT
Saturday 15th April, Fame baskets - Joy Farms. Click HERE for more info and to book SOLD OUT
Thursday 4th May, Frame baskets, Bodgers Ball (for members of the APTGW)
Saturday 20th May, Asymmetric baskets - Gutchpool Farm. Click HERE for more info and to book
Sunday 21st May, Small shoulder basket (intermediate) - Gutchpool Farm. Click HERE for more info and to book
Monday 5th June, bird feeders - evening workshop Handmade Workshops Ltd, Teddington. Click HERE
Friday 9th June, Berry baskets - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book
Saturday 15th July, Asymmetric baskets - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book
Saturday 16th September, Asymmetric baskets - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book
Saturday 14th October TBC- Gutchpool Farm
Sunday 15th October TBC, Gutchpool Farm
Friday 20th October, Asymmetric baskets - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book
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