Bodgers Ball 2017 Decoration & chip carving course


Bodgers Ball prefest courses – 11th May 2018 – To book follow link –

Colour and decoration on woodenware.

Fancy learning how to add decoration onto your wooden crafts?  We will look at a whole host of different ways to decorate wood including how to chip carve, kolrose and which natural pigments  you can use to infill, including birch tar, coffee and charcoal. We will learn how to make and apply homemade milk paint and egg glaze from scratch and also the techniques involved with applying and mixing oil paint and acrylics. Other ideas such as burning and ebonizing will also be demonstrated.

If you have something that you would like to bring along to have a go at decorating, feel free!  I will provide tools and wood but if you have your own bring them along too.  See you there!


Make your own spoon knife box

One of the most important things to have when you have sharp knives is a way to protect the edge after all of your hard work to get it sharp!  Make your own wooden spoon knife sheaf out of birch on this prefest course.

You will split the wood and then use a selection of tools to cut out the shape of your blade then create a hinge and fastening system for your sheaf.  Once the box is made, depending on time we will also look at chipcarving and different ways to colour wood such as milk paint, burning and inlaying.  You could book this course in conjunction with the afternoon colour and decoration course if you wanted to decorate in more detail.

Details and link to bodgers website to come.