Shoreditch Design Triangle 2023

London Green Wood will be exhibiting a selection of hand made chairs during London Design Festival alongside Shoreditch Design Triangle. This year, the festival runs from the 16-24 September. The chairs have been made from fresh logs from tree surgeons. This wood, quite often from wind blown trees, is usually seen as waste wood, and […]

Pole lathe safety

One of the things about pole lathe turning, is that the work can come loose and fly off the lathe. If turning bowls, the weight of the bowl and mandrel means the work will come loose and fall onto the floor. But with spindle turning (long thin things like chair legs) the work can really […]

2022 Annual Report

About London Green WoodLondon Green Wood (LGW) is a cooperatively-run workshop. We teach green woodwork using traditional techniques, hand tools and locally grown wood straight from the log. We have been creating opportunities to learn heritage and ‘rural’ crafts in Hackney since 2011. We are currently based at Hackney City Farm. By creating a space […]

Woodworking with Hackney Ark

Hackney Ark is an NHS service for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. They asked us if we could run some sessions with their young people, but they didn’t have any money for it and most of the young people they work with are from low income families. Luckily the very same […]

London Design Festival 2022

We’ve been tidying up the workshop, because this year we are part of Shoreditch Design Triangle. The Shoreditch Design Triangle is a cultural event that celebrates the creative industry in East London. Running 17th-25th September 2022. Now in its fourteenth year, the Shoreditch Design Triangle has become one of the largest districts in the London […]

2021 Annual report

” We had a wonderful day, and came away wanting more, so already planning our next session. Thanks so much! “ Apart from our courses and occasional funded projects, London Green Wood is run by volunteers. This year we are 10, we were founded as a community organisation at the end of 2011. So far […]

Support for Ukraine

Along with other makers from around the world, London Green Wood are taking part in an online fundraising auction for the people of Ukraine. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross DEC Ukraine Appeal. Please get involved; tell your friends, neighbours and family and help us help! London Green Wood members are donating […]

Rush seating with Rachael South

Text: Esther RobinsonPhotos: Esther Robinson, Slow Maker, Spencer Martin Back in the depths of lockdown, LGW member Spencer Martin floated the idea of a rush seating workshop led by one of the country’s best chair caners. Naturally, uptake was huge but the offer came with a caveat – you have to make a stool first!  […]

Mental Health Awareness month

LGW coop member and tutor Samuel Alexander on why he loves spoon carving and how it helped him to recovery from depression and anxiety: ” As we approach the end of mental health awareness month, I’d like to share with you just how important green woodworking is to me and how by practicing a heritage […]