Dave Harter is an accomplished whittler with many years’ experience - during this course he will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a carved bird in a day with a smooth type finish. Some of you may prefer to keep this stylised finish though David will show how plumage details can be refined using pyrography transforming your bird into a life like model.
There are two types of wood ideal for carving;
The beautiful native lime, and the more exotic Jelutong. Greystoke is blessed with two excellent wood yards in the vicinity, which supply both hard and exotic woods perfect for carving. During the day Dave will divulge the location of these yards.
Many people find the tactile nature of whittling in wood quite soothing and therapeutic.
The use of very small 'low tech' tools etc is particularly relaxing. For the last four consecutive years his carvings have achieved Three Gold, Five Silver, and One Bronze awards at the National Bird Carving Championships held annually in Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Whittling is a hobby which is enjoyable, therapeutic and richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement.
We are able to supply gift vouchers by email for any of our courses where there is availability, these make lovely presents. If you can't decide which course to choose we can supply Open Quirky Workshop Vouchers to pop inside a card.
For More Info Visit: greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops2.htm#whittlingwood
Tickets:£74 including a lovely 2 course lunch.Reduced child prices may be avilable- please ask - from 15 years upwards.