SPOON CARVING GIFT VOUCHERS

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Our Barn the Spoon Gift Vouchers are the best possible way to get someone started in Spoon Carving!

Each voucher is worth a place on a Spoon Carving Day Class and are valid for up to 12 months.

Learn more or grab one here!


London’s centre for the traditional craft of Green Woodwork

We offer a diverse range of courses, workshops and taster sessions in all aspects of green woodwork, including masterclasses led by Barnaby Carder (Barn the Spoon) and Nic Westermann – two world respected leaders in the craft. All based on ancient woodworking skills & techniques, working with traditional hand tools, and using wood straight from the tree, whilst it is still fresh.

Our inclusive course structure is available for anyone to book and is based around a love for the craft and passion for teaching, covering everything from knife carving to furniture making.

 

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Featured Products & Courses

Gift Voucher | Green Wood Guild
Gift Voucher | Green Wood Guild

The perfect gift for friends and loved ones hungry to get into woodwork, or a treat to yourself that you can save for a rainy day!

This voucher entitles the recipient to a £150 discount when booking one of our traditional woodworking courses.

 

What Green Wood Guild classes can I book with this voucher?

The Green Wood Guild Gift Voucher can be used when booking any class that is worth £150 or more.  

This means you could use the voucher to book a place on any available day class worth £150, such as the Bowl Carving Workshop, or redeem it for a £150 discount when booking a higher value class such as one of the Axesmithing 2 Day Workshops.

However you would not be able to use the voucher to purchase any class that is worth less than the value of the voucher itself. For example you cannot use it to book three Introductory Classes.

 

How does the voucher work?

When you buy a voucher you’ll get a confirmation email, and a personalised digital voucher will be generated and sent out! You can choose to receive it yourself, or have it emailed straight to the recipient.

Each voucher comes with a unique coupon code – for a discount of £150. Codes last for 12 months.

For that personal touch, you can also add a message to the voucher at the checkout page!

Note – If you don’t wish the recipient to receive the voucher straight away, please leave their name and email address blank when adding your message. This way you’ll receive the voucher yourself, and can print it out, or forward it on when you’re ready.  

 

NOTE – Vouchers can only be used once. All of our courses are non refundable and cannot be changed once booked.

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Gift Voucher | Barn the Spoon
Gift Voucher | Barn the Spoon

Know someone who’d love to get into spoon carving?

This voucher entitles them to a day class with ‘legendary British spoon carver’ Barn the Spoon!

Check out Barn’s classes here.

 

How does the voucher work?

When you buy a voucher you’ll get a confirmation email, and a personalised digital voucher will be generated and sent out! You can choose to receive it yourself, or have it emailed straight to the recipient. 

Each voucher comes with a unique coupon code – valid for a full discount when booking any available spoon carving class. Codes last for 12 months.

For that personal touch, you can also add a message to the voucher at the checkout page!

Note – If you don’t wish the recipient to receive the voucher straight away, please leave their name and email address blank when adding your message. This way you’ll receive the voucher yourself, and can print it out, or forward it on when you’re ready.  

 

About the Class

“No one in Britain knows more about crafting a spoon from green wood than Barn The Spoon” – The Guardian

Our spoon carving workshops consist of a full day of making with Barn the Spoon – one of the world’s most knowledgeable and respected spoon carvers.

This class acts as a perfect introduction to knife and axe carving, with no previous woodworking experience necessary. Barn uses his unique expertise, combined with extensive experience in teaching, to provide an entertaining workshop packed with secret knowledge, and vital skills.

Using fresh wood, and authentic techniques, you will learn all you need to turn a bit of branch or log into a beautiful, functional spoon using axes and knives.

NOTE – Vouchers can only be used once. All of our courses are non refundable and cannot be changed once booked.

 

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Box Making Weekend Class
Box Making Weekend Class

Saturday & Sunday 10-6pm

Make a beautiful dovetail box from native hardwood, using only hand tools, complete with dovetail joints and a sliding lid. Perfect for absolute beginners.

On this course you will be introduced to the basics of joinery. Over the weekend you will learn to plane a hardwood log into smooth, straight planks, cut precise dovetail joints and finally assemble together a beautiful hand-crafted wooden box, without the need for glue, nails or modern power tools.

Joinery is a core aspect of woodwork – to the extent that it may be the only aspect that lay people are aware of. At the greenwood guild we know that this is not the case, but we still hugely value the role joinery plays in our craft. In this class you will learn to use handsaws, planes and chisels accurately and efficiently, as well as tool maintenance and sharpening.

COURSE DATES ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED, ONCE BOOKED. 

 

£240.00
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Whittling Gift Box
Whittling Gift Box

The Whittling Gift Box is the perfect introduction to woodwork.

Each box contains the perfect Swedish made whittling Knife, which comes razor-sharp & protected in it’s own sheath, as well as a voucher for a place on one of our Whittling Intro Workshops.

Together these provide you with everything you need to know to carve safely, source your own materials and to sharpen your tools, and you’ll even go away with some wood so you can practice at home. All neatly bundled up so that it can be given straight as it is or gift wrapped yourself!

A chance for a friend or loved one to experience the satisfaction of carving wood and a first step into the world of fine woodcraft.

Our Whittling Intro Workshops provide safe & efficient techniques for knife carving, and a deeper appreciation of wood as a material. We take you through the 5 most useful  knife grips, as you craft your own cooking spatula and develop the skills to carve fresh  wood into any number of functional and beautiful items.

 

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*You MUST be 18 or over to buy this product. 

Vouchers can only be used once. Vouchers are valid for 6 moths from point of purchase. Once a course has been booked, the date cannot be changed. 

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Spoon Carving with Barn the Spoon (LONDON)
Spoon Carving with Barn the Spoon (LONDON)

10am to 6pm

No one in Britain knows more about crafting a spoon from green wood than Barn The Spoon” – The Guardian

 

A full day of making with Barn the Spoon – one of the world’s most knowledgeable and respected spoon carvers.

This class acts as a perfect introduction to knife and axe carving, with no previous woodworking experience necessary. Barn uses his unique expertise, combined with extensive experience in teaching, to provide an entertaining workshop packed with secret knowledge, and vital skills.

Using fresh wood, and authentic techniques, you will learn all you need to turn a bit of branch or log into a beautiful functional spoon using axes and knives.

We focus on carving techniques that will allow you to carve safely with confidence so you can create at home too. Spoon carving is great because the tools required are small and transportable, so you don’t need a workshop or a workbench – you can even do it in your own front room! These classes are also designed to provide you with a strong foundation to create all sorts of carved objects.

And after soaking up as much as you can in the class, we also have a monthly membership available, allowing you to continue building your skills, while exploring a lifetime’s worth of knowledge in the craft!

 

The course covers

Knife grips: Giving you confidence in safety and ability to accurately shape wood with a straight knife, as well as a bent knife for creating the bowl of a spoon.
Axing out:
Teaching you how to split wood accurately, and carving techniques used to rough shape a spoon ‘blank’.

You will also get to learn a no-nonsense technique for sharpening and go home with at least two functional spoons!

 

 

COURSE DATES ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED, ONCE BOOKED. 

 

£150.00
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Axesmithing 2-Day Workshop
Axesmithing 2-Day Workshop

09:00-17:00

Nic Westermann is running these two day classes at our Stepney City Farm Workshop. It’s aimed at demystifying the craft of tool making. Being able to take a rough bit of stock steel and turn it into a beautifully functioning edge tool is extremely satisfying and very empowering.

In the class Nic will teach you to make an Axe head. You will get to forge, harden, temper and sharpen your Axe. There will also be time to fit a handle, that you’ll carve and wedge in place.

Along with Nic, two of our core tutors will be running the course with a student to teacher ratio of roughly 3:1, meaning you get plenty of guidance and assistance.

 

COURSE DATES ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED, ONCE BOOKED. 

 

£350.00
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