Spoon Carving at West Stow

Spoon Carving at West Stow

Saturday 16 September 2023

Times: 10.00am

Prices: £85

Venue: West Stow

Event details

Join us in West Stow Country Park to learn how to use a variety of tools to hand carve your own spoon with Back to Wilderness.

Reconnect with the land and the wisdom of our ancestors while learning the heritage craft of wood carving.

Under the expert tutorage of a Back to Wilderness bushcraft instructor, you’ll carve your own wooden spoon to take home, becoming part of a time-honoured tradition for sharing and refining folk knowledge.

You’ll learn how to use a variety of hand tools, gaining confidence in safe carving techniques.

Discover the magic of seeing a useful tool emerge from a plain chunk of wood. Shaping an age-old natural material surrounded by the woodland which sustains the ancient rhythms of this careful work is a profoundly peaceful process.

Did you know– The word ‘spoon’ (eating utensil) comes from ‘spōn’, Old English for ‘chip of wood’

All homes should have at least one traditionally carved wooden spoon!

Included in the price:
  • Hot & cold water for drinks as required throughout the day
  • Please bring a packed lunch and any snacks or make use of the café on site.

Further info
  • Suitable for ages 16 and over (Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult)
  • Meet at the visitor centre
  • Parking fees apply (£3 all day)
  • This session excludes admission to the Anglo-Saxon Village
  • Open to all abilities
  • This is an outdoor event

Date: Saturday 16 September 2023
Time: 10am-4pm
Tickets: £85
Booking: Book via the Back to Wilderness Website
Venue: West Stow Country Park

This event is promoted by West Suffolk Council & Back to Wilderness

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