Assington Mill, Suffolk was my destination. Green wood spoon carving was my course. The mill was lovely, the people friendly and the course excellent. By the end of the day, I had learnt many new skills and was clutching a very unfinished spoon in silver birch.
Over the last few days, I have whittled, sanded and oiled. My spoon is far from perfect, and may be a little large and curvy. But, I am very pleased with my efforts, and intend to try making more.
It started life like this log that we cut down.
Then after loads of work…it looks like this.