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 […]

Tier 4 lockdown

The workshop is now closed due to the Tier 4 lockdown. Courses have been rescheduled and membership has been suspended until we can open again. We are giving away wood for carving at home at the workshop gate every Friday lunchtime throughout lockdown. This is limited to 2 pieces of wood per person. The last […]

Black Friday: buy nothing, make something

We are participating in Black Friday with our partners Obby.co.uk. On Friday 28th November, Obby is funding a 30% discount on courses, including all London Green Wood courses. Please note that the usual links on our website will not give you this discount. For Friday 28th November use the following links to book courses: Green […]

Lockdown 2

The workshop is now closed due to the second national lockdown. Courses have been rescheduled and membership has been suspended until we can open again. Online courses are back: after school Whittling for Families on Thursdays, £14 per household; after work Mindful Whittling: Carve a Spatula, £14 per person; and a session for Friday evenings […]

Covid-19 response

London Green Wood is a small, agile business and we work outdoors. These two factors meant that we have been able to adapt to living with this coronavirus and have no fears about the long term risk of the pandemic to our cooperative. In mid-March, as we realised there was a looming lockdown, we cancelled […]

Free wood for distant spoon carvers

Although the workshop is now closed, we have arranged with Hackney Council that we can visit the workshop once a week to prepare a supply of wood for isolating spoon carvers. Every Monday we will leave a box of spoon sized wood for anyone who’s carving at home to take away. Please do not contact […]

Tips for carving at home

Because of Covid-19 we know that lots of people are stuck indoors wanting to start working in wood. Whittling and spoon carving are an excellent therapeutic, productive, useful and creative activities and we hope it will bring all those benefits to those who take it up. However it’s even more important to stay safe when […]