The folk forest axe & knife taster courses 2019

The Folk Forest  – TO BOOK –

Saturday 12.00 – 2.30 pm

Spoon Carving – Knife and carving skills

Relax in the park, learn to whittle your very own cooking spoon in green wood and go away with a functional item that you can use in your kitchen with two tools.

Greenwood is wood that still has moisture within it, making it easier to carve using hand tools.

On this workshop you will be provided with an axed out spoon blank from local Sheffield wood ready for you to carve.

We will learn at least 4 safe cuts with the straight knife, shaping the bowl and handle, then we will move onto the curved spoon knife to hollow the inside.

I will also give you information on how to finish your spoon once it is dry.

Max 8 people

Over 18s only

£25.00 per place




Make a walking stick out of local coppiced Hazel.

3pm – 5PM

This activity will take about twenty minutes and involves using a drawknife to peel the bark off the hazel walking stick and creating a loop of leather/cord through a hole at the top to hold and hang the stick.

This activity is suitable for age 8 + and all children under 16 need to be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.

£10.00 per stick