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SPOONTOWN 2022

CONFIRMATION PAGE

Thank you for confirming your ticket

You are now an official Spoontownie!

First things first, please bookmark this page for future reference

As this contains all of the information you will need to attend the event

This page will be updated on an ongoing basis so please check back regularly

Also please take the time to read all of the information outlined below

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or queries

Please contact – Jill@jillswan.com

Or alternatively via the Facebook group ‘Spoontownies’ (More information below)

TICKET INFORMATION

Upon completion of your ticket purchase

You should have received the following two emails

An invoice from PayPal as proof of purchase

An email from ‘Bredgar Wormshill Light Railway’ (BWLR) that contains a link for you to download your ticket in the form of a PDF

Please keep both of those emails, as well as the PDF, saved for future reference

You will need a copy of the PDF, either on your phone or printed out, when registering at the event

If for some reason you are unable to attend the event, you can reassign your ticket to someone else, this can be done via the Facebook group ‘Spoontownies’ (Linked below)

FACEBOOK GROUP

'SPOONTOWNIES'

To facilitate ongoing discussions leading up to the event

Please join our Facebook group by clicking the link below

http://Spoontownies.co.uk

This group will also be where you will receive important updates, etc

KIT LIST

Below is a recommended kit list

 This is by no means a comprehensive list, but nonetheless the baseline with which you should pack for the event:

 Clothing – General + Sleeping + Warm layers

 Hat + Gloves + Thermals

 Tent + Ground pegs + Cordage

 Sleeping bag + Ground mat + Pillow

 Head torch + Batteries

 Powerpack for charging mobile phone, etc

 Water bottle

 First aid kit + Medication

 Hygiene / Wash kit + Microfibre towel

 Cooking stove – Gas or Meths

 Pots + Pans + Cleaning kit

 Plate + Bowl + Cup + Mug + Cutlery

 Cooking Ingredients + Spices

 Carving kit – Straight knife, Hook knife, Axe, Saw and Sharpening kit

 Notebook + Pen / Pencil + Bendy ruler

 Folding chair

ITINERARY

Thursday 28th July

Gates Open (3pm – 8pm)

Outside of these hours by special arrangement

Park Your Car

You take your own responsibility whilst parked up

Follow the signs  Registration – Tent

You will be issued an official wristband – Please wear this at all times

We will note down your Car registration number & Mobile phone number

You will be issued an A4 pass to display on your vehicle dashboard

You will also be issued a bag to store all of your rubbish in

Pitch up – Tent

Volunteers will point you towards the area to pitch up your tent

Field shelter – So no hammocks, etc

Walkway and Boundaries will be clearly marked

No fires allowed – Only gas cooking

Please keep the noise down

Where possible we will have a camping warden

Pitch up – Campervan

Volunteers will point you towards the area to pitch your campervan

Greasy Spoon – Food Van (5pm)

Please bring your own – Plate + Bowl + Cutlery + Mug

Spoon Saloon – Bar (5pm)

Times 5pm – 10pm

Booking Workshops (5pm – 7pm)

All of our instructors will be available to discuss the Workshops they will be running

This is also your opportunity to book on to the Workshops running during the event

Payments will be via cash only

Induction (7pm – 7.30pm)

Jill Swan will be doing the induction to kick off proceedings of Spootnown 2022!

Please do your best to attend this

Campfire (7.30pm – Late)

The kettle will be on the go so help yourself to free tea or coffee!

Friday 29th July

On Site Cafe = 8am – 4pm

Morning Workshop Session = 9am – 12pm

Lunchtime = 12pm – 2pm

Spoon Clinic = 12pm – 2pm

Afternoon Workshop Session = 2.00pm – 5pm

Demos = 5pm – 7pm

Spoon Salon (Bar) = 5pm – 10pm

Greasy Spoon (Food Van) = 5pm – 9pm

Tools down + Campfire + Music = 7pm

Saturday 30th July

On Site Cafe = 8am – 4pm

Morning Workshop Session = 9am – 12pm

Lunchtime = 12pm – 2pm

Spoon Clinic = 12pm – 2pm

Afternoon Workshop Session = 2pm – 5pm

Group Photo – 5pm – 5.30pm

Demos = 5.30pm – 7pm

Spoon Saloon (Bar) = 5.30pm – 10pm

Pizzalilly (Pizza Van) = 5.30pm – 9pm

Tools down + Campfire + Music = 7pm

Sunday 31st July

No Courses or Workshops – Chill and carve

Breakfast Bar = 8am – 9am

Packed up and camping site cleared up by 10am

Set up stall for selling in the Boot Fair by 10am

Closing Speech = 10am – 10.30am

Boot Fair 10.30am – 2pm

Spoontown Games 12pm – 1pm =  Woody olympics, Hammer game, etc 

Take remaining wood + Clear wood pile = 1pm – 2pm

Finish + Leave site – 3pm

Site Shuts Down – 4pm

DEMONSTRATIONS - TIMETABLE

Below is the timetable of demonstrations that will be running during the event

We will soon be posting details on how you can apply to demonstrate (Stay tuned)

 

Friday

12pm – 12.30pm

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12.30pm – 1pm

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1pm – 1.30pm

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1.30pm – 2pm

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Saturday

12pm – 12.30pm

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12.30pm – 1pm

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1pm – 1.30pm

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1.30pm – 2pm

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SPOON CLINIC - TIMETABLE

Below is the Spoon Clinic timetable run by our resident Spoon Doctors (COMING SOON)

Friday

5pm – 6pm

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6pm – 7pm

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Saturday

5.30pm – 6.15pm

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6.15pm – 7pm

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LOCATION

Spoontown 2022 will be held at the ‘Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway’

The full address of the location is:

The Warren

Stanton Street

Bredgar

Sittingbourne

Kent

ME9 8AT

England

Motorway – The venue is located close to both the M2 and M20 motorways respectively

Train Station – The nearest train station is Hollingbourne (HBN) accessible by London’s Victoria train station

Airport – There are good transportation links from most of the Southern UK’s airports

Ferry – Nearest port is Dover

Eurotunnel – Is close by for links to mainland Europe

SPOON UNIVERSITY

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Below is all of the information in regards to the private Workshops being held at Spoontown

Only confirmed ticket holders will have the opportunity to book on to these sessions

Spaces will be limited

The below details will be subject to change so please check back here regularly

Bookings will take place in person on the Thursday 28th July

Aimee Bell

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After getting into leatherwork in 2018, the lockdown resulted in rapid skill expansion resulting in Aimee starting her own business selling gardening and greenwood, but also leather craft supplies

She loves sharing skills and helping people learn new ones, encouraging creativity and having a really fun day

Workshop 1 – How To Make A Leather Spoon Holster / Sheath

Aimee Bell - Spoon Sheath

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Make your own spoon sheath to fit your spoon of choice, using an array of sustainably sourced colourful leathers

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will learn a variety of leatherworking skills and get to make and take home your very own project. 

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools will be supplied

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is required

[What day and time will the workshop run]

AM or PM sessions Friday and Saturday

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30 plus the price of materials for extra projects

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Workshop 2 – How To Make A Leather Spoon Bandolier i.e. Wearable Spoon Rack

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[Basic outline of the workshop]

Learn some techniques for cutting, stitching and forming leather

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will take home a leather bandolier (Wearable spoon rack) for a pocket or eating spoon

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools will be supplied

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is required

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday or Saturday all-day

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£80 plus the price of materials for extra projects

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Mikey Elefant

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(Jill) I first met Mikey at Spoonfest, and was blown away by his competence, easy manner and ability to teach. I have persuaded him to come all the way to Kent from Galilee

And as the farthest flung Spoontown teacher, if you get the chance to learn from this talented traveller, I’d grab it with both hands!

(Mikey) I live on a small kibbutz in the north of the Israeli Galilee, where we run a Centre for Woodland Crafts, our centre is unique due to joint management and social values at the core of the business

I’ve been carving and playing with wood for over a decade constantly trying to improve on personal skills

About six years ago a dear friend asked for some guidance while carving and I fell in love with teaching and spreading the word about simple spoon carving

Workshop – Learn How To Carve An Asymmetrical Spoon

Mikey Elefant - Wooden Spoons

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

We will explore the form and function of an asymmetrical eating spoon

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

The student will take home the knowledge and guidelines to make an asymmetrical eating spoon, left or right-handed 

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

You will need an Axe, a sloyd (straight) knife, a hook knife, and a pencil and paper for note-taking and sketches

[Will you need previous experience] 

Yes, this course is aimed at someone who has already made a few spoons 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday and Saturday all-day

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£65

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 10 people

Sean Tillett

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I have been carving spoons for over a decade, starting out as a bushcraft enthusiast and then teacher, carving spoons whilst dinner cooked on an open fire

Now I carve at home almost every day using the time to help with my mental health and allowing myself time to be creative, enjoying and improving my craft

Workshop 1 – Basic Bushcraft (Multifunctional) Spoon

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Using an Axe and Two Knives, learn a simple step by step process to make a no-frills multi-purpose spoon

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Make a spoon that is truly multi-purpose i.e. to eat, cook and STiR 

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Axe, Knife, Hook Knife, Pencil & Ruler

[Will you need previous experience] 

Suitable for beginners or those looking to progress their skills 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

All-day Friday AM & PM 

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£60

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 2 – Bushcraft Campcraft & Woodcraft

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn how to make items useful for camping and bushcraft

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Learn to make tent pegs, hooks, and other useful items for outdoor living

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Axe, Knife, Hook Knife, Pencil & Ruler

[Will you need previous experience] 

Suitable for beginners and improvers alike

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 3 – Speedy Spoon Horn

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Looking to safely speed up your carving process by making bold choices and decisive cuts

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will make a Spoon Horn

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Axe, Knife, Hook Knife, Pencil & Ruler

[Will you need previous experience] 

Aimed at people who have some confidence in their skills, but looking to improve

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 10 people

Amy Leake

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My green woodworking adventures were ignited 12 years ago thanks to my wood burner.  As a child, I loved whittling things in the garden with my penknife and had a great little treadle jigsaw on which I turned out gifts for my family.  With a lack of wood culture around me, these were shelved for a while, but I’d always been interested in finding out about practical uses for the plants and trees I saw around me.

When I got a wood burner for my home I began to gather firewood and started to wonder about the different qualities of the tree species.  Working with hand tools is a great way to learn about the grain, strength and characteristics of the wood and the continuing fascination is this variation and the endless subtle design variations possible. 

What continues to pull me in is the love of using and enjoying handmade items in my everyday life, the simple pleasures of using a hand-thrown mug, a turned wooden bowl and a handmade wooden spoon for my breakfast every morning makes my heart sing.  These objects transmit the energy and care the maker put into them, and I feel a connection to the people who made them.

The wood I use is sustainably sourced from local tree surgeons, or coppiced woodland, and is worked with hand tools.  My spoons aren’t sanded, instead, they are finished with the skilled use of super sharp knives which leave a smooth yet faceted surface showing the final cuts. My bowls are made on a pole lathe with the tool marks present such as our ancestors would have known

Workshop – Pole Lathe Bowl Turning For Beginners

Amy Leake - Wooden Bowl

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn the step by step techniques for turning a wooden bowl on a foot-powered pole lathe 

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Experience using a foot-powered bowl lathe and making a bowl

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

No tools are needed, but a general level of fitness is required (it’s a similar intensity to walking uphill) 

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is necessary 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

The workshop runs all day on the Friday and Saturday respectively

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£90 

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 5 people

Lee Stoffer

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I’ve been hacking at lumps of wood, bashing steel and sewing leather for a good few years now

Specialising in spoon carving and making the associated tools, probably best known for introducing the now popular spoon Scorp to the market back before Spoonfest was even a thing! 

I’m here now to share some of the knowledge I’ve picked up about making spoons, chip carving, tool maintenance and maybe even help combat common carver’s aches and pains with some restorative yoga and muscle release techniques

Workshop 1 – Complete Beginners Guide To Chip Carving

Lee Stoffer - Chip Carving

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn the art of making patterns with small decorative chips and cuts

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will achieve an understanding of the different techniques used to decorate and embellish your spoons and treen

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

You will need a carving knife or chip carving knife

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is required

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday AM or PM session

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 2 – Putting A Wooden Handle On A Knife Blade

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn the skill and techniques required to make and attach a wooden handle to a knife

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will take away a handled knife of your own design

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

Basic tools Axe and Knife required 

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is necessary 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday all-day

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£60 plus the price of the knife blank

How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Deborah Schneebeli Morrell

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I have always made things from the very earliest age. I did a fine art degree and worked as an artist for years along with writing many craft books. I love tools and materials and the natural world so arriving at spoon carving later in my life felt completely natural

It’s a very intense and meaningful way of making, engaging with silence as well as the community; a way of deepening my relationship with trees and a perfect path to carry out the advice of William Morris:

“Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”

Spoons are both beautiful and useful, I am a ‘spoon a day’ type of carver, it’s my daily practice like meditation and at the same time, the spoons get better. 

But there is more to it, it’s is what is in the making, the way the act of carving can transform you, it’s like magic; you see the spoon in your mind’s eye and then you carve it from a living branch… and when it is a spoon it gazes back at you, it embodies all your intent, hope, imagination, and learning. It makes you feel better!

I am also a founder member of the “spoons are good for you” project

Workshop 1 – How To Make A Pocket Spoon Blank (Part 1)

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

We will be choosing suitable wood, Splitting a billet, imagining the spoon, axing out a blank, drawing the spoon, template or not? we will learn to ‘draw with the axe’ and create the character of the spoon in the blank. We should be able to make a few blanks each during the workshop session

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Improved axe work and several blanks to make pocket spoons with

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

I can provide tools if needed but I prefer people bring their own if they have them. Please also bring a pencil, a floppy ruler and a small folding saw if you have one

[Will you need previous experience] 

This course is aimed at beginners

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday and Saturday AM sessions

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 2 – How To Make A Pocket Spoon (Part 2)

Deborah Schneebeli Morrell - Pocket Spoon

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

We will concentrate on knifework, learn safe, useful and comfortable knife holds, and how to efficiently use a spoon knife or scorp. We will also learn how to finish a spoon including burnishing with a deer antler

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Improve knife work, make finishing cuts and burnishing of pocket spoons

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

I can provide tools if needed but I prefer people bring their own if they have them. Please also bring a pencil, a floppy ruler and a small folding saw if you have one

[Will you need previous experience] 

This course is aimed at beginners

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday and Saturday PM sessions

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed]

The maximum class size is 8 people

Mark Saich

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Mark has had a varied career and training in Joinery, Carpentry, Eco-Construction, Ecology, Woodland Management and Green Woodworking

He has been teaching practical skills such as Straw bale construction and Spoon Carving for the last 20 years

Since 2013 Mark has been living in and managing a 23 acre woodland near Canterbury and is happiest out in the wood with Axe in hand

Workshop 1 – Back To Basics Of Spoon Carving

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Splitting logs, choosing wood and axing out a cooking spook blank

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Leave class with a stirring spoon to carve in their own time, and gain a wealth of information on axes.

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

No tools are required, but if you have your own you are welcome to use them

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

Maximum class size of 6 people

Workshop 2 – Batch Carving Spoons

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Looking at various techniques for batch spoon carving

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Axe out a pair of cranked cooking spoons to finish in your own time

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

No tools are required but if you have your own you are welcome to use them

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is necessary

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Martin Hazell

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Self-employed and works for chief Earlham scrimshaw antelope at Crumpitty Dust Legs’ mystery fish prison and Deputy Assistant Acting Temporary Part-Time Trainee Fish Wobbler at Colonel Pigsnake’s Emporium of Hideous Lampshades

Past: The House of Wobbly Tree Animal Fish Duck type Things and Mrs Leg Snail’s Pointless Duck Sanctuary and online Pond

Workshop – Carve A Scoop From A Crook

Martin Hazell - Flour Scoop

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Starting with a ‘crook’ (a bent or curved piece of timber) make a big (ish) scoop

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will learn how to make curved scoops/spoons from curved timber

Spoon layout and ergonomics

The use of gouges and adzes in spoon carving

We will aim to each make a large flour or muesli scoop 

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Each participant ideally needs an axe, a straight knife and a curved (spoon) knife

However, I have some to borrow if you haven’t all these (or any of them !!!)

Plus some specialist, rare and custom made tools to borrow too !! 

[Will they need previous experience] 

Each participant should have some experience of spoon carving, one or two spoons at least

You’ll need some basic axe and knife experience, so beginners but not really absolute beginners 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Half-day morning workshop (can overrun into PM if needed)

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Nadine Grundy

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Nadine is a green woodworker, coppice worker and woodland alchemist

She is passionate about conservation, woodland management and the abundant materials and crafts that can be made from trees and natural foraged materials

Combining her background in fine art with her love of creating functional but beautiful things, she loves how growing, making, foraging and dying are so intertwined with the seasons, the land a general never-ending fascination with the natural world and a passion to pass those skills on

Workshop 1 – Improvers Axe Work / Axing Out An Eating Spoon

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

In this workshop, we will learn to use an axe safely and efficiently to create an eating spoon blank that will be ready for the knife work

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

We will learn more advanced axe techniques which allow you to create a crank in your spoons

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Axes and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own axe if you have one

[Will you need previous experience] 

Yes, this session is for those wanting to progress from a beginner

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 10 people

Workshop 2 – Axing Out A Cooking Spoon Blank

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

In this workshop, we will learn to use an axe safely and efficiently to create a cooking spoon blank that will be ready for the knife work. 

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Learn the skills to make a cooking spoon blank

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Nadine has tools, but you are welcome to use your own 

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 10 people

Workshop 3 – Learn To Make A Woven Bark Sheath

Nadine Grundy - Bark Basket

[Basic outline of the workshop] 

We will learn about the wonders of bark and plant fibres in this workshop and learn to weave a bark sheath for a Mora carving knife

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

We will primarily be using willow bark, but we will also learn about other types of usable bark, roots and leaves and when and how to harvest them

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools and materials are provided

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is necessary 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 10 people

Workshop 4 – Decoration On Treen: Chip Carving, Kolrosing & Milk Paint

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn a whole host of decoration techniques in this workshop, including kolrosing, chip carving and how to make and use milk paint

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Practice wood and materials will be provided, but if you have any wooden spoons, bowls, pots or treen that you would like to decorate, bring them along!

What tools you will need for the workshop] 

Nadine has tools, but you are welcome to use your own

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 10 people

Paul Bradley

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Paul is a skilled craftsman who works with both leather and wood to create beautiful and functional items for everyday use

He counts leather working, wood turning and spoon carving amongst the many crafts he has explored and enjoyed

Workshop 1 – Learn How To Make A Straight Knife Leather Sheath

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn how to cut and stitch a straight knife sheath from start to finish

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Make a new leather knife sheath

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools and leather will be supplied

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30 – leather may cost extra

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 2 – Learn How To Make A Hook/Spoon Knife Leather Sheath

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Make a basic sheath for your hook/spoon knife

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Have the skills to make your own spoon knife sheath

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools and leather will be supplied

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30 – leather may cost extra

[How many students are allowed]

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 3 – Learn How To Make A Leather Axe Sheath

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Make a sheath to safely carry your axe

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Have a leather sheath for their axe

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools and leather will be supplied, just bring an axe you want to make a sheath for

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30 – leather may cost extra

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Workshop 4 – Learn How To Make A Spoon Carving Bib

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Make your own chest protector for when you’re using the pull grip, with the knife facing toward you 

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

You will learn how to cut and sew leather and get your own bib 

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

All tools and leather will be supplied

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is necessary 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Saturday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30 – leather may cost extra

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 8 people

Richard ‘Tricky’ Dunn

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I’m Richard, builder, designer and green woodworker

I got into green woodworking by a happy accident trying to identify a tree online which wasn’t in my book

A few spoon carving pop-ups grabbed my attention and from there I went down the spoon hole

First carving in my cellar with the help of Ben Orford, then Spoonfest on my own with my chilli plant in tow seat belted on the passenger side

From then on I have been trying my hand at blacksmithing, pole lathe turning and chair making

Of course, still carving spoons. Currently learning some timber framing and cabin building. A lot has happened since my first spoon

Workshop 1 – Learn How To Carve A Spatula

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

The student will make a spatula from start to finish

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Learning how to make a slimline billet and then carve out a spatula

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

I have some tools but if you have your own please bring them

[Will you need previous experience] 

Ideal for beginners or those looking to progress

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday or Saturday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Workshop 2 – Learn How To Carve Facets

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Teaching how to create simple clean facets

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Understand techniques for creating facets on your treen

[What tools you will need for the workshop] 

I have some tools but if you have your own please bring them

[Will you need previous experience] 

Ideal for beginners or those looking to progress

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday or Saturday PM

[How much does the workshop cost]  

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Martin Rutherford

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Originally from Essex,14 years in Kent now, based just outside Whitstable

I consider myself a woodsman and arborist, working in the industry for nearly 40 years

I’m well skilled but always learning in green woodwork and am a group leader at Whitstable men in sheds project, plus a host of Whitstable spoon carving group

My main spoon carving introduction was on a course run in Norway with the WoodSmith Experience company in 2015, previous to that am self-taught via YouTube

Workshop 1 – Beginners Spoon Blank And Axe Work

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Learn how to layout and axe out a spoon blank

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

With the help (if needed) you will have a blank to work on and a good guide for keeping it simple

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

Axe and Pencil

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed 

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday and Saturday AM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people

Workshop 2 – Beginners Knife Work: Learning 3 to 5 Basic Knife Cuts

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[Basic outline of the workshop] 

Work from an axed out blank, learn the basic cuts to make a spoon

[What the student will achieve/make by the end of the workshop] 

Take away a finished spoon and the skills to make more

[What tools they will need for the workshop] 

Knife, Hook Knife and Pencil

[Will you need previous experience] 

No previous experience is needed

[What day and time the workshop will run] 

Friday and Saturday PM

[How much does the workshop cost] 

£30

[How many students are allowed] 

The maximum class size is 6 people