Lockdown 2

Free wood for carving at home, every Friday

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 Spoon Carving Q&A, £5 per person.

We are giving away wood for carving at home at the workshop gate every Friday lunchtime throughout lockdown. This is limited to 3 pieces of wood per person. The last person please recycle the box and the sign, or chuck it over the gate for use next week. Throughout the first and second national lockdowns we have supplied free wood for those who are carving at home, to help keep us all safe and sane. This is a completely free offering, and a small team of volunteers makes this possible every week.

Some people in our network have asked to make a donation in return for this weekly wood supply, and so we have set up this donations page, enabling those who can and would like to, to do so. We are a non-profit organisation, any donations will go towards general upkeep of the workshop.

See our tips for staying safe carving at home and further links to tools and resources.

We’d love to see what you’re doing, please share your creations with us, Instagram @londongreenwood

We have a few courses scheduled at the workshop for the beginning of December, Make a Spatula a half day course for beginners and Spoon Carving a full day course for all abilities. After this will follow a mid winter teaching break because of the dark afternoons, courses will resume early January. We are currently taking bookings for all our courses in early 2021, more information, and we are available for private course bookings and outdoor kids birthday parties from January (both of these can be organised as Tier 2 compliant).