Learn how to make a wooden spoon with Giles Newman.

Duration 2hr 30 mins

Subtitles available

Head into the woods with Giles Newman for an experience you’ll never forget. From tips on foraging for the best materials to his incredible techniques, one of the world's best spoon carvers takes you into his own forest to master the essentials of carving.

Whether new to carving or already on the road, this tutorial offers so many techniques and tips that any level of craftsman will find it indispensable.

Giles’ Ivy Spoon tutorial comes in 18 parts, all shot on location in the heart of Snowdonia.

What you’ll need

  • Folding Saw
  • Hand axe
  • Wooden mallet
  • Carving Knife
  • Hook Knife
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Safety Gear - Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Cut resistant gloves
  • Leather Work Glove
  • Thimble
  • Lap board
  • Safety Goggles

About Giles Newman

Giles Newman is a fine art woodcarver, based in northern England and Wales, who carves nature-inspired art spoons and jewellery by axe and knife with naturally fallen wood.

Giles began teaching himself woodcarving in early 2015 as a way to spend more time in the small woodland that he manages in the mountains of North Wales. After twelve months  he abandoned his  life as a designer and photographer to pursue his passion full-time.

With a unique method, Giles uses only four tools – an axe, a carving knife, a spoon (aka hook) knife and a folding saw. This way, he can craft and carve from wherever he chooses.