Over a relaxing two days, David White from The Whittlings will teach you to carve your own knife, fork and spoon from freshly-cut, green wood.
Set within our beautiful leafy workshop, you will learn the skills needed to use an axe, knife and hook knife to carve your own wooden eating set. In carving three distinct shapes from greenwood, you will progressively learn new knife holds throughout the two days, giving you a comprehensive skillset to carve functional objects.
David will guide you on choosing and sourcing your own green wood, as well as how to finish and oil the pieces you make. He also offers reminder sheets for you to continue at home and will bring tools for you to buy if you become smitten... it's easily done!
If you are interested, you may be treated to a fire cooked feast.
David White’s The Whittlings is a tiny company in North Wales, making unique handmade tableware using traditional green woodworking techniques and native broadleaf species sourced from local woodlands.
David's work is a reaction to his belief that life is getting more and more connected, online, and rushed, and that our use of the natural resources are more and more abstracted and commoditised. He sees that the things we use and surround ourselves with in our day-to-day lives are getting cheaper, mass produced, destined to last less and less time. His reaction to this is to spend time making the most basic things in life – something to eat with, something to eat from, something to sit on. To make them well, with an understanding and respect for trees they came from.
Stories from our students
This is the first time we have run this course so we hope you will create your own stories