The Worshipful Company of Turners

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London Green Wood is moving

London Green Wood

We are reopening, and moving to Hackney City Farm

After almost 10 years at Abney Park Cemetery, we are moving the workshop to Hackney City Farm. This is due to large scale building works at Abney, which would have forced us to shut the workshop again this summer.

From 31st March we will be open again to coop members, community groups and courses. Our monthly volunteering sessions are on hold for the time being. There will also be no public access in the near future, although we still welcome visitors by prior arrangement. If you’d like to come in and see what we do please contact us in advance.

Find us at our new workshop


Family whittling courses this Easter

Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th April.

Using locally grown green wood we’ll practice safe carving knife grips and make spatulas, staffs, wands or wooden knifes. For families that want to start whittling at home, this is great introduction for both adults and children to learn how to work safely with knives. We recommend that parents join this course so that they can keep their child safe when whittling at home and be confident in their child’s abilities to work with knives and wood.

Families who have not attended London Green Wood courses before must bring one adult along for each child attending. Please book the appropriate aged workshop for your child.

Each space admits 1 Adult and 1 Child/ Young Person

Book Family Whittling 6 – 8 years

Book Family Whittling 9 years+


Turning courses

Learn how to turn a wooden bowl, using a treadle-powered pole lathe and simple hand tools. The only place in London teaching turning by foot!

Dates: Fri 23rd April (2 spots left), Fri 7th May (2 spots left), Sat 8th May (3 spots left), Fri 4th June (6 spots left), Sat 5th June (4 spots left).

Book a turning course


London Green Wood is a not-for-profit cooperative and a community of green woodworkers based in Hackney. Our aim is to encourage crafty-ness, creativity and self-reliance in everybody. From our outdoor woodland workshop, using locally felled wood, we bring heritage crafts to the heart of the city and make basic woodcraft skills available to all. We use hand tools and green wood straight from the log.

London Green Wood

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