Hazel, willow, beef and storytelling from Bedfordshire

Learn to carve a spoon

Martin Hazell in action with draw knife

Martin Hazell in action with draw knife

Martin Hazell will be back with us on Saturday 14 September, this time to pass on some of his amazing skills in carving wooden spoons. Spoon carving is one of the easiest ways to dabble in green woodworking – it requires few specialist tools and no workshop; you can do it pretty much anywhere and there are suitable materials all over the place available for free. It’s also very enjoyable and there’s potential to produce some absolutely beautiful results to grace your kitchen in years to come.Martin will take you through the simple tools required, potential materials and help you to produce a simple spoon from wood cut from the coppiced woodland a couple of days beforehand.

The tutor
Martin is an accomplished spoon carver, basket and furniture maker who has a broad knowledge of and interest in all manner of things related to the natural world (and loads of other things too). He has earned a living through crafts for several years. Martin is one of the inner circle at Spoonfest (so he says) and will no doubt entertain you with spoon related tales of daring do, beer and spoons.

The site
Bottoms’ Corner is Wassledine’s hazel wood, planted in 1999 and now yielding hazel poles for all sorts of uses. There will be some shelter and a yurt should the weather turn out wet. We have a ‘tree bog’ on site which is basic but we like it!

£65/person. Special offer – book both Martin’s course and Ed Burnett’s basket making course the following weekend for only £120.

What to bring

All tools provided – no need to bring your own. Warm clothes and waterproofs. Lunch.

We will provide tea, coffee, fruit and lovely home made cake.

More information and booking

Contact us on:

01462 711815        07794 013876      or info@wassledine.co.uk

1 Comment

  1. Greg Wood Greg Wood
    August 8, 2013    

    Martin is a legend – if you get the chance to learn from him, take it – I promise, you will not regret it and I am sure you will be back for more…or you might consider yourself a spooner and join us all next year at Spoonfest 2014!!!!

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