Course Duration: 09.00 - 17.00
Group size: 8 Maximum
Age Range: 16+

Camp Kitchen Utensil Carving Workshop

'Carved utensils and other objects are a joy to use and to live with. They are the lasting result of meaningful work.' Willi Sundqvist (Swedish carving legend!).

Join us for one of our popular craft workshops and discover the skills to fabricate your own beautiful wooden utensils.

Arguably one of the most enjoyable of forest crafts. On this full-day workshop you will learn how to free your very own spatula, tasting spoon and tongs from sustainably sourced green wood! We will cover safe use of a fixed blade knife and folding saw as well as guiding you through the techniques most appropriate to utensil making.

Once you know how to go about it your imagination is the limit with carving. Of course there are many ways of making a spatula or spoon but the process covered here can be used to create anything from an eating spoon to a serving type ladle and a wide range of other tools you'll use on your expeditions.

Learning Outcomes:

-Introduction to tools used.
-Wood selection.
-Splitting green wood.
-Sawing & utilising stop cuts.
-Shaping the spoon/spatula.
-Crafting some wooden tongs.
-Making natural cordage to bind the tongs and suspend your tools.
-Using a crook knife.
-Sanding and finishing.

This course is for over 16's although under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are held at our World Of Bushcraft Centre in the Peak District, where free tea and coffee will be available.