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Introduction to Spoon Making

Everything you need to know to create your first wooden spoon

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I made my first spoon over 10 years ago and I have been teaching others to do so for a lot of the time since. In this project, you will learn how to make a simple spoon from the branch of a tree using only a few simple hand tools. From knowing how to select your wood and where to find the spoon in it, to what tools you need and how to use them, I will guide you along every step of the way until you have your very own wooden spoon.


Your Instructor


Jackie Roby
Jackie Roby

Jackie is a lively and enthusiastic individual, who uses her obvious passion for learning in the outdoors to engage and inspire both children, adults and the occasional dog.

On paper, she is a qualified teacher, forest school leader and trainer, a skilled environmental educator, is a qualified Montessori practitioner and has a PGDip in Education.

Jackie has worked for many of Bristol's green institutions including the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project, Bristol Zoo and the Wild Place Project.

When she isn't Forest Schooling, Jackie can be found in the Wye Valley, generally getting muddy and enjoying the countryside.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Simple tools and how to use them
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Who is this course for?
Anyone who wants to make a wooden spoon but doesn't know where to start. It's a beginners' course and is aimed at giving you a basic understanding of the tools and techniques you need.
How long is the course?
There's about an hour's worth of video to watch. You can expect your own spoon-making to last anything from a couple of hours to all day, depending on your skills and the size of your project.

Join me now and learn a new skill. Discover the gentle mindfulness of creating your very first wooden spoon using simple hand tools and green wood. Sign up today!


This course is closed for enrollment.