How the voucher works
Redeemable on any available Whittling Intro Workshop & valid for up to six months.
Once ordered you’ll receive a confirmation email including your unique voucher code (this code will also be clearly on the voucher itself) and your gift box will then be carefully packaged up and sent out within 1 working day. If you’d like to buy someone the gift box and book them straight onto a class yourself, you’ll be able to use the code in the email straight away. Be sure to give us their details in the order notes at checkout!
The lucky recipient can then browse and book a workshop directly from the site and simply enter their code at the point of purchase to get their place completely free!
Could I buy this Gift Box for myself?
Sure! You deserve a treat once in a while! In fact it makes perfect sense – you can treat yourself to an intro class worth £35 and your own knife (rrp £18) for cheaper than buying them separately.
All our vouchers are non refundable.
On our Whittling Intro Workshop you learn to safely master the ancient skills and techniques in knife carving, whilst making a cooking spatula of your own, starting from a ‘blank’ made from fresh wood taken straight from local trees in London. With the techniques learned, and with your trusty knife in hand, you’ll have all you need to develop your skills and to create all manner of high quality, functional and beautiful items that will outlast even you. At the end of the class we’ll also send you away with a freshly cleft billet of wood to play with when you get home.
Furthermore, once you’ve completed this class you’ll become eligible to attend our regular Whittlers Anonymous workshops, a weekly evening class that’s free to Green Wood Guild members, with each week featuring a different mini-masterclass in a new technique or product.
Knife work underpins the entirety of the craft, and the whittling class is the perfect way to introduce yourself to some of the wider theory of green woodwork. By learning to guide a knife through the soft fibres in your blank, you start to understand the nature of wood itself. In the class you will also be given tips on how to source your own material from the local environment, and what types of trees to look out for. You will learn about the knife itself, and how it’s shape and function as a tool relate directly to understanding wood as a material. And finally we’ll pass on some valuable pointers on sharpening, because you simply can’t underestimate the importance of sharp tools!
A fantastic & versatile carving blade produced by Mora of Sweden. Not only are these our knives of choice for spoon carving, but their adaptability means they get used in almost every product that we make. A good quality, sharp knife is precious to a woodworker and every member of our team has their own trusted Mora that never leaves their side!
So what makes these a perfect carving knife? We’re glad you asked! Unlike pen knives or Opinels, Moras have two perfectly flat bevels meaning you can ‘ride’ the blade along the surface of the wood, slicing off a paper thin shaving, this gives you all the control and is fundamental to this technique of carving. Mora blades are also made from laminated steel, meaning there is a high-carbon core sandwiched between softer low-carbon steel. The hard, high-carbon stuff holds a razor sharp edge very well, whilst the softer steel surrounding it gives strength, flexibility and makes sharpening much faster. We’re also big fans of the handles on Mora knives, they’re both rounded and symmetrical – designed perfectly for switching between the variety of ‘grips’ employed in traditional carving.