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Arts & Crafts Event, from 3 Aug 2019

Carve a Spoon in a Day

Carve a Spoon in a Day


This is a one-day introduction to spoon carving in the beautiful surroundings of Otley Chevin Forest Park. We will work together carving a cooking spoon from a log using carving axes, knives and hook knives.

You will start by selecting a suitable log and cleave the timber using traditional tools and techniques. After roughing out the blanks using a carving axe you learn the safe and effective knife grips needed to carve the outline of your spoon with a woodcarving knife. You will then use a hook knife to hollow the bowl of your spoon. At the end of the day you will be able to take home your own cooking spoon as well as new green woodwork skills.

During the day timber selection will be discussed as will the connections between green woodwork practices and continuing health of the woodland ecology.

Tools used will include froes, axes, drawknives and wood carving knives. The correct techniques of using these tools and working with green wood will be developed during the day. Throughout the course a strong emphasis will be placed on safety.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 Aug 2019 10:00 to 00:00
Sun 8 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:30


One day course 10.00am -4.30pm £85 pp Max 6 people Tickets can be booked via the website link above.

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    White House,
    Johnny Lane,
    off Birdcage Walk,
    LS21 3JL



    See location of Chevin Forest Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 201445  Lat: 53.89679 Long: -1.69532

    By Road:
    Follow A660 to Otley towards Skipton. At the first roundabout head into Otley on Leeds road and turn left onto East Chevin Road (brown signposts). Follow the road up the Chevin and there are two car parks on the left and one on the right.

    By Public Transport:
    A shuttle bus operates from the park to Otley Bus Station. Access on foot from East Chevin Quarry and Surprise View car parks or from Otley via Station Road.

    Parking: free


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups