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Unfortunately we have no accommodation, but there some great places around to suit all budgets. We suggest:

Pub with rooms

Saxon Inn

(3 miles / 5 min drive)


Bushes Farm Caravan Park

(7 miles / 15 min drive)

Basic camping behind pub

The Plough

(3 miles / 5 min drive)

Bed & Breakfast


01747 812365

(1 mile / 3 min drive)


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Spoon Carving

Garden trolley - Welding Project Day

Create traditionally hand carved spoons from British hardwood

A one day course with Paul Brayshaw of the Greenwood Workshop learning the art of spoon carving in the beautiful setting of the Blackmore Vale.

This one day course will teach you how to create your own spoon, using simple hand tools. This skill can be practiced anywhere, anytime!

The day will run from 9-30 to 5-00 and will focus on;

  • Wood selection, teaching you the different qualities of British Hardwood species
  • Axe and knife techniques including safe and efficient use of axes, straight and hooked knives.
  • Various knife grips, from shaping a spoon blank to finishing cuts

At the end of the day you will take home at least one spoon to use, and the basic skills to carry on practicing in your own time.

Project Day Cost

£65.00 including all project materials and tools to use on the day

A delicious lunch, tea, coffee and cake all included

Next course dates

  • Saturday May 6th 2017 - Full
  • Saturday 30th September 2017 Full


Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford DT11 8RA (map to be given out with course confirmation paperwork).


Please contact us to request a place on a course, or to go on our waiting list for further dates


DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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