Training & events » Course Calendar » Intro to Whittling - POSTPONED UNTIL 23RD OCTOBER

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: 24 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR



This course is taught by Maurice Clothier of Touch-Wood

You will learn;

  • A variety of different cutting techniques and knife positions
  • How to use whittling tools safely and effectively
  • Different properties of green wood
  • How to carve a tree spirit from a piece of round wood, inspired by examples Maurice saw on a visit to Norway
  • How to transfer those skills to other projects

This course will be taught in a group setting around the fire circle, each equipped with  a sloyd knife and a piece of green wood. Maurice will take you through a variety of cuts that can be used and applied to whatever you want to make.


Covid-19 and Courses


The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:


Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.