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Spoonies - Introduction to Woodcarving Workshop

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The therapeutic craft of wood carving is a practice that gives great satisfaction and wellbeing. Discover it for yourself in this special class in which you will make your own beautiful walnut spoon, and leave with the knowledge to start your own woodworking journey.

In this four hour introductory class, Jesse-Bree will guide you through the steps to create your own hand crafted spoon. You will be guided through the different characteristics of different woods and how to select the best timber for carving. Suitable for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Who is Jesse Bree?

Jesse-Bree is a self taught woodworker from Woodend in the Macedon Ranges. She is a fond believer in the benefits of working with her hands as a way to promote emotional and mental wellbeing. Deeply passionate, she is always willing to share her knowledge and insights with others.


IG: @jessebree

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What you will learn
  • Foundational skills of traditional spoon carving
  • How to select timber for carving and the different characteristics of different woods
  • Tool handling safety, tips and tricks.
What you will get
  • The knowledge and ability to pursue your own wood carving journey confidently
  • A spoon hand carved and finished by you during the day
  • A new appreciation for a timeless craft and the benefits it brings the maker

What to bring
  • All materials are provided
What to wear

Clothes you are comfortable getting dusty, or a large shirt or apron to wear over your clothes. Also, please wear closed-toe comfortable shoes.

Appropriate for

Beginners - Intermediate


Think Thornbury

Vendor since 2017

Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.

Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.

The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. 

Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Terms & Conditions


We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.

You can send us an email prior to class hello@thinkthornbury.com or just give us a heads up at the start of class. 

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home in Think Thornbury!

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31 July 2018 • Spoonies - Introduction to Woodcarving Workshop

Great intro to spoon carving, really lovely venue as always! A great space to learn and Jessie was a great and attentive teacher.


30 July 2018 • Spoonies - Introduction to Woodcarving Workshop

A wonderful workshop, thankyou. Beautiful light space and I liked the little touch of providing tea for us.


15 May 2018 • Spoonies - Introduction to Woodcarving Workshop

I really enjoyed this class. I was a complete beginner and it was a great place to start. I'm really inspired and can't wait to keep doing more at home! I thought Think Thornbury was a cool venue, I picked up a book. Thanks for the tip Maggie and Josh! I'll be back again.

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