Buy more than one kit and get 20% off
30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • Woodland Woodcarving Course and Kit

    The ultimate beginner's guide to turning freshly-cut wood into beautiful, useful objects. Buy two or more and get 20% off

    ORDER NOW Watch Free Lesson

    Woodland Woodcarving

    Enter your email address and subscribe to access your free Woodland Woodcarving course.

About this course and kit

Do you want to learn to whittle freshly-cut wood into beautiful useful objects, and have the tools and materials you need delivered to your front door? This course and kit bundle is perfect for you. Many people don't get started in spoon carving because they don't know where to get the right wood and tools. Our courses and kits are great for beginners because we take care of all that for you. The bundle includes lifetime access to our online spoon carving course, which includes 4 hours of fun and expert instruction. Our courses/kits also make fantastic gifts for someone who wants to get better with their hands.

Here's a preview of what you'll learn to make:

What's included in this course

This course has been specially produced by our team of BAFTA and EMMY-winning filmmakers.
You'll learn to:

The spatula

For your first course project, you'll learn how to turn a log into this simple but elegant spatula. Along the way you'll learn about the importance of wood grain and some basic knife and axe techniques.

The cooking spoon

For your second project you'll move on to this slightly more complex cooking spoon. here you'll learn about using a bent 'crook knife' to hollow out the bowl. This spoon is lovely for dishing up plates of stew.

The eating spoon

In this more delicate project you'll learn how to put a graceful bend or 'crank' into the spoon to make it easier to eat with. Eating with wooden utensils when you're out in the woods is one of life's lost pleasures. We guarantee you'll love it.

The coffee scoop

You'll finish off the course by combining all your new skills to make this useful coffee scoop. Once you've completed the course you'll have enough knowledge to take on any green wood carving project.

What's included in the kit

In the kit you will receive:
  • A Mora 120 carving knife.
  • A Mora 162 crook knife and leather sheath for hollowing out spoons
  • Three freshly cut wood blanks
  • A cut-resistant safety glove - we advise beginners to use this to protect their hands

Meet your teacher

This course is taught by the marvellous Will St Clair. Will has spent years living at the Woodland Makers Workshop in Herefordshire where he teaches woodworking full time. The workshop is set in its own woodland and all the wood they use is harvested sustainably on site. As well as spoons and bowls, Will also makes wonderful furniture.

Meet Will St Clair:

What our students are saying

"The course was great, really lovely production standards which made it quite hypnotic to watch as well as informative."

Matthew B.

"I couldn't believe how much is crammed into this course, it's such good value and it really helped me get started. I'm loving filling my house with things I've made myself."

Alice T.

"Since I got this course I feel like I've made a lot of progress in my carving. Will has a very logical approach that you can use to make lots of different types of spoons. He's a great teacher.'

Amy B.

Why take up green woodcarving?

Green wood carving is the art of carving freshly cut wood, which still has the moisture in it, with sharp hand tools. Freshly cut wood is softer and easier to carve, which means it can be worked fairly easily with tools that you can carry in your backpack. Its softness also means it’s ideal for beginners to work with. If you work green wood with sharp tools you can create a lovely smooth faceted finish without having to use sandpaper, giving the finished piece a great handmade look.

Who is this course for?

This bundle is perfect for anyone who wants to combine a love of the outdoors with a love of making stuff. You'll get better with yourhands and experience the sense of wellbeing and satisfaction that comes with it. You'll also learn to carve variety useful spoons and utensils. You don't need any prior experience to do this course but you will need to concentrate and work carefully.

Lesson plan - this course contains more than four hours of expert tuition:

Introduction

1. Welcome to the course

2. Tools

3. The right wood for green wood for carving

4. Understanding wood grain

The Spatula

5. Getting started

6. Working safely with the axe

7. Roughing out the shape

8. Working safely with the knife

Tool Sharpening

9. Sharpening the straight knife

10. Sharpening the axe

11. Sharpening the spoon knife

The Cooking Spoon

12. Getting started

13. Preparing the billet

14. Roughing out the shape with the axe

15. The knife

16. Shaping the handle

17. Carving out the bowl

18. Finishing your spoon

The Eating Spoon

19. Getting started

20. Preparing the billet - adding crank

21. Axing the crank

22. Cutting out the profile

23. Refining the shape with the knife

24. Shaping the bowl and neck

25. Finishing the eating spoon

The Coffee Scoop

26. Introduction

27. Preparing the billet

28. Carving the profile

29. Carving the bowl

30. Finishing the coffee scoop

Pricing

Choose the course only, or the course and kit

Woodland Woodcarving Online Course only – £85
Woodland Woodcarving Online Course and Kit – £147

Get 20% off when you buy more than one kit

Course FAQs

When does the course start?

+-

The course is online and you can access it at your own pace whenever you like.

How do I watch the course?

+-

You can watch the course online through any browser. If you're on your mobile or tablet you can also watch it via our app, which is called Teachable.

How long do I have access for?

+-

When you buy one of our courses you get lifetime access from any device you own!

Can I take the course if I live outside the UK?

+-

Yes! Our courses are available globally.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

+-

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course in any way, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a refund.

Give this course as a gift

In order to gift one of our courses, simply buy the course yourself, then email us at hello@myown2hands.co to let us know the purchase is a gift. We'll send you a unique coupon code and access instructions that you can send on to your loved one.

Availability