UK CLUBS

Canterbury Spoon Club

Thanington Without, Canterbury
Canterbury Spoonclub has been going for over a year now, mainly held in my workshop / garden. A free weekly club managed by Jill Swan, meeting on Tuesday nights. Bring your own tools!

Thanington Without, Canterbury, Kent

07717718048

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Cumbria Spoon Club

Wigton, Cumbria
A warm and friendly club led by Adrian Lloyd, with a focus on skill sharing and bringing people together. Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, 9am-late. Complimentary tea, coffee and home-baked cakes!

The Lilacs, Dundraw, Wigton, CA7 0DP

07813 878853

Gloucestershire & Friends Spoon Club

Tetbury, Gloucestershire
First Sunday of each month 11am to 5pm. Skills share, socialise and enjoy being outdoors at the Woodyard. Free, with soup, snacks and hot drinks provided. Small contributions gratefully accepted.

Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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New members should contact Dave before attending for the first time.

Must be able to carve safely in an informal
learning environment.

Bristol Spoon Club

Bristol
Come and enjoy friendly chat, plentiful supplies of wood and soup! We meet fortnightly from 6pm suggested donation of £5 to cover space hire and soup.

Inbristol studio

Unit 19B Barton Hill Trading Estate, Great Western Lane, Bristol BS5 9BB

07547 298690

Nottingham Spoon Club (Spoon Moot)

Nottingham
On the first Friday of each month we come together to carve out a spoon shaped piece of peace. All are welcome, whatever shape you're in you'll fit. 6-8pm, £5 donation to keep the space going, tea flowing, and trees growing.

By Our Hands We Make Our Way

42 Sneinton Market, Freckingham Street Nottingham NG1 1DQ

+447496680507

Birmingham Spoon Club (Pathcarvers)

Birmingham
Stirchley spoon club meets at Pathcarvers Workshop, Stirchley, Birmingham, UK every Wednesday and Thursday 6.30 until 9pm. Wednesdays is open to under 18s, Thursdays over 18s only. £5 donation - tea/coffee, biscuits and wood provided. Please bring your own tools. Tool and book library available, as well as sharpening station. Everybody who comes should have some knife carving skills - these can be arranged at Pathcarvers if you do not have any. JoJo Wood is there to give advice, as are other experienced spoon carvers.

Pathcarvers Workshop

1419a Pershore Road, Stirchley Birmingham B30 2JL

Bedfordshire Spoon Club

Maulden Wood, Bedfordshire
We are a small and friendly group of spoon carvers who normally get together on the first Saturday on the month. Our request is that everyone has had some basic spoon carving training and has their own tools. The group is varied in skill level and folk are more than happy to answer any questions, do some demonstrating and share our passion for spoon carving. We've normally got lots of wood available that wants to be turned into spoons. There is no fee and there is always lots of food going around as folk share whatever they bring. New members to contact David for info on workshop location.

Maulden Wood, Bedfordshire

USA

NYC Spoon Club

NYC, U.S.A
NYC Spoon Club is a monthly get-together for green woodworkers. Come join us to work on projects, talk all things sloyd, watch demonstrations, and scheme about where to harvest wood.

ISRAEL

Tzivon Spoonclub

Tziv'on, Israel
A twice monthly club, managed by experienced carver Mikey Elefant. We carve in a beautiful old Oak Forest, with members aged from 6 to 50, working with local and indigenous trees. Membership is 150NIS (30 GBP) covering meet ups, lessons and guest instructors.

Center for Woodland Craft, Tziv'on, Israel

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland Spoonclub

Auckland, New Zealand
The Auckland Spoon Club invites all Kiwi carvers — and spoon loving travellers — to come on and feel the slöjd! We meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays at the world famous in New Zealand community workshop, The Warren.

The Warren

Auckland

VIRTUAL

Rise Up & Carve

Virtual
We are a FREE (never for profit) community of spoon carvers who gather daily to share our the joy of spoon carving with others. There is no obligation to attend daily - people can come and go as they are able. We've had spoon luminaries such as Don Nalezyty (a regular attendee), Lee Stoffer (who graciously allowed us to record a chip carving tips session), and Amy Leake join us. We hope to grow this community and get to a point where at almost any time of day you can sign on and find someone to carve with anywhere in the world. There are currently 2 daily regularly scheduled sessions - 6am GMT and 6am EST US. Sessions typically last anywhere from 1 to 4 hours (longer on weekends). There are also "ad hoc" sessions at various times & on various days.

How to Attend

You can use a PC/MAC equipped with a video camera or your mobile device (tablet, phone, laptop), and obviously you’d need a fast internet connection and/or unlimited data if using a mobile cellular device. The room is available to anyone 24×7 – using this link and Meeting ID, or download the free Zoom app for your mobile device and click Join then enter the Meeting ID. The ID never changes.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5291570928
Meeting ID: 529 157 0928

If you send us your email address (send to riseupandcarve@gmail.com) we will send you an invite to:
1. Join Zoom to create an Account (free)
2. Zoom Chat Channel which we use to discuss things in written form and
3. The riseupandcarve Google Group – which forwards an email alert whenever anyone opens the Zoom session so you’ll know someone is actively on the Zoom so you can join if you’re available (useful for those Ad Hoc sessions).

This page will be regularly updated with a growing catalogue of awesome spoon clubs

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