The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Introduction to Green Woodwork Workshop

Where: London Greenwood (map)

Cost: £240 per person

When: February 25th to February 28th 2021

Beginner level

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What happens in this class?

This is a four day course, taught on consecutive Thursdays/ Fridays, outdoors at our woodland workshop in Abney Park Cemetery, Hackney.

NEW DATES: for the first time we are running this course over 4 back-to-back days for those who want a green woodworking holiday. Thursday 18th June- Sunday 21st June inclusive.

This course is designed to give participants an introduction to green woodworking using unseasoned wood straight from the log and hand tools. Suitable for all including: complete beginners, those who have carpentry experience but are new to green woodwork, and those who have done a little green woodwork and would like to learn more. We will work with locally sourced indigenous hardwoods and make a series of practice projects to give you confidence with basic green woodworking tools and techniques.

The course is also an induction to the London Green Wood workshop at Abney Park Cemetery and participants are invited to continue using the workshop after the course.

Included in the price of the course is your own wood carving knife to use and to keep.


In this class

Through making a series of practice projects, such as spoons and spatulas, you will learn: the principles of green woodwork, safe and confident axe techniques, knife grips from the Swedish tradition of spoon carving, tool sharpening and tool maintenance.

By the end of the course we hope participants will feel confident to continue to make things in wood, either on their own or at our regular cooperative workshop sessions. So this course should be seen as the beginning of a wood affair.


Now you can

  • Look after and sharpen your own tools
  • Continue making in wood, either at home or at the London Green Wood workshop
  • Give handmade presents to your friends and family
  • Eat with your own handmade kitchenware

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