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. 

Introduction to basic letter carving course.

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    Spalted creates bespoke furniture, interiors, luxury personalised gifts and accessories which display unique & practical design with traditional craftsmanship.

    Laurence Pitcher founded Spalted. Having fifteen years of experience in furniture design Laurence has helped to promote influential Oak and product design companies. With a vision to create bespoke design solutions for contemporary and traditional living and also working towards a more sustainable future.

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      For a commission with the wording of your choice, the delivery time is usually 7-10 working days for smaller products. Please contact us for larger products. Next day delivery is available, call for details.


      Call 07864687588 9 am till 5 pm


      Great Mongeham.




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