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WEEKEND - Children’s Butter Spreader Carving Sessions

WEEKEND - Children’s Butter Spreader Carving Sessions

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Wood carving for kids!

Minety, Wiltshire. 
£15 per child. 

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Saturday 9th  March:

10am - 12pm (one space remaining!)


2pm - 4pm (fully booked!)

Sunday 31st  March: 

10am - 12pm (four spaces remaining)


2pm - 4pm (two spaces  remaining) 


In this two hour family, friendly session, you will learn basic greenwood carving and practice basic knife techniques to whittle your own hazel butter spreader to take home.

We will use sharp knives to whittle the hazel stick into the shape of a spreader. We will practice decorating techniques, either by carving, or using the pyrography machine to burn your design onto the wood.  (See photos for examples).


Your spreader will be fully usable and not just for butter! Use it to spread your favourite toast topping; Nutella, jam, marmite and more! We can even give it a try at the end of the session by toasting some bread on the campfire.

If looked after, your spreader will last for years!


This course is aimed at age 7+. However, I understand if you have smaller ones, it can be difficult to leave them at home. Under 7’s can come along to the session with their siblings, but unfortunately under 7’s will not be able to use the sharp knives, I can provide peelers and sticks for the little ones to make fire sticks to roast marshmallows, but they must be supervised. Please do let me know if you are bringing additional little ones along so I can make preparations.


Children must be supervised by an adult (no charge for adults supervising). Maximum 4 children per 1 adult.


The courses take place in the beautiful setting of Brandiers farm, Minety, Wiltshire. The workshops are run by me, Tamsin Quin. I have been teaching adults and children for over five years, and I’m fully insured, CRB checked, and first aid trained. The course will be held outside, so please wear appropriate clothing. In the case of severe weather conditions, we do have the option of using the barn, however, please note the barn has no heating, so please still dress warmly depending on the time of year.


All tools, safety gloves, and materials are provided. Maximum 10 children per course to ensure everyone has enough time and teach to finish their wooden spreader to take home.

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Free UK standard Royal Mail postage unless requested otherwise. Proof of postage will be acquired. International postage is calculated at checkout.
Returns accepted, buyer is responsible for the shipping costs of returning the item.

Care Instructions

This is a hand carved wooden item and knife and tool marks may still be present. Please do not put wooden items in the dishwasher. Hand wash only with warm soapy water and leave to air dry. You may wish to oil your spoon every once in a while if it starts looking thirsty. A coat of food safe oil (tung oil, nut oils etc) will nourish the wood and keep it looking fresh.

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