Introduction to Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to hand carve your own wooden spoon in Brisbane!

4 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 5 to 10

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

Spend your Saturday morning learning how to carve your own wooden spoon in a fun, yet relaxing environment. Catie will take you through the steps to create a spoon you will be proud to show everyone.

Using hand tools, you will start with a spoon blank and carve your own spoon. You will learn about wood grain and direction, and how to safely use a slöyd knife, hook knife and a gouge. You will have time to complete your spoon, ready to finish, to use yourself or gift to someone special.

Held across the greater Brisbane region, there is a spoon carving workshop close to everyone.

There will be various spoon blank shapes and different timbers to choose from. Pick the blank that speaks to you. Timbers and shapes vary from workshop to workshop due to timber availability.

Please note: a minimum of 4 participants is required for the workshop to run.

Knowledge required
  • This is a beginner-friendly workshop. No previous carving knowledge is required. Catie is able to teach those who have never carved or used tools before. If you have carved before, you are more than welcome to attend!
  • Classes are limited to over 16 years old.
  • You must have the ability to use hand tools such as a knife and gouge in a safe manner. Catie will provide bandaids for the inevitable cut however, please note the use of very sharp knives is part of the workshop. Carvers must follow all safety directions.
What you'll get
  • The use of all hand tools to carve their own wooden spoon.
  • You will get to choose a spoon blank (pre-cut piece of timber). Timber types and shapes vary from class to class.
  • Catie will teach you about tool safety, grain direction, different knife holds and techniques. You will carve your own spoon from start to finish.
  • You will leave with your spoon and an appreciation for the traditional methods for wood carving.

Hand tools are not included in the price, however are available to purchase to take home.
What to bring
  • You are required to wear closed in shoes (leather preferred).
  • Wear clothes you do not mind getting wood shaving and dust on.
  • Bring along your water bottle and something to nibble on during the four hours of carving. Coffee and cakes are available for purchase.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


The location varies by date (select a date to see this). You'll get the specific address after booking.

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Black Wattle Woodshop
Black Wattle Woodshop

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Creating wooden homewares using sustainably sourced timber is our passion. Here at Black Wattle Woodshop we use traditional carving tools to create bespoke wooden spoons and homewares.

Our love of woodworking was sparked during a camping trip, while carving a spoon from a fallen black wattle tree. Using a pocket knife and a hook knife, each of us carved a spoon from the greenwood. This took both Steve back to woodworking classes at school, and some very fond memories. Not long after returning from that trip, he built his own workbench and started collecting tools. Shelves to create a small workshop followed. Catie then found the courage to build her own bench, her first ever build and one she is still proud of today. Their woodworking has taken them in different directions, but they both agree, sustainability is the driver for all projects.

The timber used is sourced from sustainably forestry, small pieces which are usually unusable by furniture makers or from fallen trees. Wherever possible, we will use secondhand tools rather than buying new.

Catie, our workshop teacher is a qualified Secondary Science Teacher. She has combined her love of teaching and woodworking to create workshops in hand carving.

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