London’s centre for the traditional craft of Green Woodwork

Evening, Day & Weekend classes offering people the chance to engage with the skills and magic of traditional woodwork, covering everything from Furniture Making to Bladesmithing.

We are a COVID-secure workplace. To access our risk assessment click here or for more information email info@thegreenwoodguild.com

 

 

Featured Products & Courses

Stool Making Day Class
Stool Making Day Class

Stool Making Class

Make a beautiful stool for your home in a day

10am – 6pm

Perfect for absolute beginners.

Master some of the core aspects of furniture making, as you craft a simple, robust and beautiful 3-legged stool from split chestnut and seasoned hardwood seat.

On this course you learn core skills and techniques of traditional furniture making, including using shavehorses and drawknives, and constructing solid joints with age old through and wedged round tenons.

If classes have to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we will get you booked on a suitable date as soon as possible.

Otherwise, all course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked

 

£150.00 Select options
Knife Forging Day Workshop
Knife Forging Day Workshop

One day workshop 9am to 5pm

These knife forging classes taught by Tom at the Green Wood Guild guide you through making your very own carving knife. 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!

On this one-day class you will learn how to make a ‘straight’ knife, the perfect wood carving tool used for everything from spoons to shrink pots, as well as being useful in many other larger projects. This class is suitable for people with no tool making experience. You will forge and sharpen your own blade, as well as carving the handle, and weaving a bark sheath to protect it, walking away with a beautiful new tool!

 

If classes have to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we will get you booked on a suitable date as soon as possible.

Otherwise, all course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked.

 

 

£175.00 Select options
Bowl Carving Day Class
Bowl Carving Day Class

A one day introduction to bowl carving

10am to 6pm

Learn to make a beautiful wooden bowl from native green hardwood using ancient hand tools. The adze, used to hollow out the bowl, has been in our culture since the stone age and is a wonderful introduction to the other traditional edge tools used to create your bowl. Over the course of the day you will use an axe, drawknife and pushknife to shape the outside of the bowl, and a gouge, scorp and hook knife to refine the inside.

In addition to giving you an introduction to a variety of hand tools, this course will give you a real insight into the three dimensional functionality of an object which has been used by humans for thousands of years.

Our bowl carving course runs from 10:00 to 18:00, during which time you will learn many different carving techniques, learn about how green wood differs from seasoned wood, and of course, at the end of the day you will take home a beautiful, functional wooden bowl.

 

If classes have to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we will get you booked on a suitable date as soon as possible.

Otherwise, all course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked.

 

£150.00 Select options