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Bird Whittling – carve a Woodpecker! ~ a two day course with Dave Harter

2nd September 2023 - 3rd September 2023


‘Bird Whittling’ ~ a two day course with Dave Harter

Complete a beautiful whittled and carved bird over two days with Dave Harter . . . from start to finish.

Whittling is addictive! Descibed as mindful and theraputic by many, it’s absorbing, creative with your hands, and richly rewarding. Even better, it has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a craft knife and your lap. This means whittling can be done almost anywhere in and spare time available- and is also easily transportable.

During this 2 day course you will start from a small block of wood and be taught the traditional hand carving skills of whittling, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools. You can create a ‘smoothie’ which is quicker and might mean you could make a second, or if you prefer make a more decorated style and have a go at pyrography to create feathered effects. You will also learn how to make legs and a realistic stone or wood base. Suitable for all abilities


2nd September 2023
3rd September 2023
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Annie Swarbrick
01768 483984
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Quirky Workshops
Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0UT United Kingdom
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01768 483984
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