Come and have a go learning letter carving in our workshop in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire. This is a one on one course, where you will be taught and shown how to set up and carve letters into wood for the first 2 hours. A break of half an hour will then be taken for food & refreshments which we provide in the price. Tea and coffee is provided throughout. In the second 2 hours, you will have a go for yourself and have someone looking over your work at all times to point you in the direction of carving better letters. You can bring a piece of wood or purchase some from us, so you can take home what you choose to do as a memory of which will last a lifetime.
Skills you will learn
- Chisel sharpening & polishing
- Wood selection
- Wood preparation
- Setting out of letters
- Roughing out bulk of wood with chisel
- Finishing the letters with a variety of hand chisels
- Cleaning up the letters and finishing with Tung oil or Danish oil.
- How to drink lots of tea and coffee
When you order this course as a gift, you will be sent an A4 invitation to the class. The receiver of this gift can then ring up and book an appropriate time for themselves.