Green Woodturning Workshop

Join Simon from Blended Monkey on SUNDAY 11 AUGUST for a green woodturning taster workshop where you’ll each take a log of green wood and learn how to use the axe, draw knife & pole lathe. Places are limited to 6 people, so book early to avoid disappointment.

You will learn how to

  • Take a log of green wood and trim it with an axe on the axe block
  • Draw it to shape using a shave horse & a draw knife
  • Use the pole lathe to learn the process of spindle turning – creating beads and coves

Following on from this taster day, you can take your green woodturning to the next level in a 1-2-1 or pairs immersive full-day green woodturning pole lathe workshop with Simon in the Blended Monkey studio gardens.

The origins of the pole lathe are lost in antiquity, but it is known that Vikings used them as they have been found in archaeological finds in York. The ancient craft of pole lathe turning petered out in England after the Second World War.

Tickets cost just £75.00 and include:

  • all the equipment and materials AND
  • tea/coffee & refreshments throughout the day

The fabulous Docky Box Tearoom at the Farmland Museum has some truly scrumptious food to tempt you at lunchtime; plenty of yummy treats, so you won’t go hungry.

This would make a fabulous CRAFTY GIFT for someone – so drop Blended Monkey a line and they can post out to you/the recipient a complimentary personalised gift certificate for this experience.

Either book here or email or give them a call on 07417 522366

Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.