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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spoon Carving, Kolrosing & Chip Carving with Adam Hawker

London Green Wood are very excited to welcome Adam Hawker as a guest tutor at the workshop, all the way from Dorset, in London for one weekend only! About Adam After spending ten years swinging from trees as an arborist and tree surgeon, Adam decided he needed a job where he could keep both feet […]