The ability to carve and shape wood using basic hand tools can be a source of endless joy, creative expression and scattered wood chips. Spoon Camp is a weekend in the woods of Sussex dedicated to learning the beautiful craft of spoon carving, for beginners or those looking to improve on existing skills. It runs from 5pm on the Friday to 4pm on the Sunday, and is open to anyone above the age of 16. You will be camping in the woods in tents, hammocks or bivvy bags, sitting around the all-day campfire, drinking good coffee, eating crumpets and bacon and slow-cooked stews, breathing in the fresh woodland air... All while learning how to carve you own array of spoons and utensils, using simple hand tools, traditional methods and ancient woodland wisdom. As well as wood carving, there will be time for other highly complimentary woodland skills such as wood lore (the skill of tree I.D. and getting a feel for the characteristics and uses of different tree species) and fire craft (skilfull...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Your Spoon Camp leaders are Chris Packe and Rob Hunt. Chris has been a bushcraft instructor for over 6 years now (for 15 years he worked in finance in London), and he is a qualified hillwalking guide. At the heart of his work is a desire to provide moments and experiences where people can see what is on the other side of busy, noisy, task-driven, technology-enabled, coffee-guzzling environments. By stepping out of Modern Life and into emergent, embodied nature experiences, new perspectives can be gained, new inspiration and ideas, or often just a detox from the digital and other toxins. Often help is needed to create the conditions, and Chris is a skilful guide. Rob Hunt has been teaching woodwork for over 20 years, both traditional green woodworking and more modern methods. Rob's approach wherever possible is to take the wood from source right through to the finished product; this gives the student a real appreciation for where the wood comes from and the work involved in creatin...
Participants aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You need to bring: Basic essentials of tent, camping kit and food for 2 lunches (either packed lunches, or food to cook on the fire). We will provide everything else, including tools, hearty and delicious breakfasts and evening meals, snacks, infinite tea and coffee, and always a good fire to poke and stoke. Bookings on this event are subject to Chris Packe's Terms and Conditions. To review these, please copy this link and paste into your web browser: http://www.chrispacke.com/events/terms-conditions
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