Knifework: A Whittling Workshop - School Holiday Workshop for Kids!


Before we wrapped our kids in cotton wool, they used to own pocket knives and loved to use them. Here is an opportunity for kids to learn to safely use wood carving knives.

There is something very engaging about shaping a stick or piece of wood with a knife...fascinating fun! (Minimum age of 8 for this one).

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What you will learn
  • Learn to safely use wood carving knives.
  • Discover how to shape a stick or piece of wood with a knife.
  • Explore and enhance your creativity!
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher

What to bring
  • Just your curiosity, enthusiasm and love for crafting!
What to wear

Sturdy covered shoes essential for both kids and accompanying parents. Comfortable casual clothing recommended.

Appropriate for

Kids ages 8 to 14


The Joy of Wood

Vendor since 2016

I often feel I am the luckiest person alive, as I do restoration/renovation/repair work on lovely old houses, build furniture and joinery for discerning customers, and engage in community projects with my woodworking skills and experience. What a delight it is to work with wood every day: To feel the pleasures of that interaction between wood, mind, body and hand tools; to convert rough looking or old timber into dimensioned material and products of great beauty; and to make a contribution towards a more sustainable existence by recycling timber which would otherwise have gone into land fill.

Check out our workshops. Our focus is on traditional hand tool woodworking skills and techniques - from the foundational skills to the very advanced skills. Therefore we can make just about anything!

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