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Spoon Carving Workshop at Kimbers’ Farm Shop

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 12:59
By Jessie and Gregg Power

Men with tools

If you are looking to learn how to carve, then join Greg Power for Made in Blighty’s carving day at Kimbers’ Farm Shop on the Bruton to Wincanton road, on Saturday 27th June 2015.

We start off by making a butter spreader to get used to the majority of the cutting techniques. Then, to rest your hands and whilst your lunch is cooking, a short foraging walk around the farm will take place. After lunch we start on the spoon carving where you can put your newly learned skills in to action.

At the end of the workshop not only will you be able to take home your completed items but also a new found knowledge and enthusiasm for our Somerset countryside.

Carving studentsDuring the workshop you will:

  • Have a full and comprehensive safety brief.
  • Learn safe cutting techniques with a handsaw and a bushcraft knife.
  • Understand how best to harvest suitable carving wood.
  • Learn how to design, cut and shape your piece of wood.
  • Learn how to maintain a sharp and safe edge on your cutting tools.
  • Learn practical kitchen items to carve.
  • Learn the law that governs the use of knives in the U.K.

On the foraging walk you will:

  • Learn about the edible plants that are available and how you can prepare them safely ready to eat.
  • Learn about nature’s medicine cabinet and how it can help treat injuries.
  • Understand the history behind the plants and trees.

All the necessary tools and materials will be provided. There are no previous skills or knowledge required for this course. However comfortable walking boots or wellies and appropriate clothing for the weather are a must for the foraging walk.

Lashings of tea and coffee and a delicious lunch of locally sourced ingredients made by Kimber’s Farm Shop are included in the workshop.

Hand-carved spoons and butter spreaders

Prices

£85 per adult.
£55 per child (over 15’s only).   
The workshop starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm.

Bookings

Bookings can be made direct to Kimbers’ Farm Shop, Linley Farm, Charlton Musgrove, Near Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8HD. On the B3081 in between Wincanton and Bruton.
Online: www.handmadeinblighty.com.
Email: .
Contact Greg on 07931 834650.

More information about your instructor for the day

Greg Power has been teaching bushcraft for well over ten years. Greg grew up in a small Somerset village and has been fascinated with the British countryside ever since he can remember. Time in the British Army allowed him to see many different countries and this simply confirmed his belief that our country holds the best wild areas in the world with a huge catalogue of flora and fauna to delve into. Greg has a love of wood-turning using British hard woods and creates beautiful crafted items including bowls, spoons, boards and salad hands available online from Kimbers’ Farm Shop and www.handmadeinblighty.com

Things to note about the workshop

  1. The workshop will go ahead in all weathers except in extremely high winds*.
  2. We will be carving for most of the day except for the foraging walk.
  3. We will be going at your own pace so you have plenty of time to take photos, make notes and ask questions.

*If we cancel due to high winds we will aim to offer an alternative date or if this is not possible will issue a refund.




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