Knife Skills & Whittling Course with Martin Damen

Venue, Timing, Cost

Sylva Foundation
Sunday, 23 April 2023
9am until 4.30pm.
Knife Skills & Whittling Course.

Whittling is a traditional pastime using a knife to make items from wood. It is an enjoyable pursuit that most can learn. At the most basic level, the only tool that is required is a single knife and the wood that is locally available.

You will start by learning how to use traditional tools safely and effectively before making your first project. As the day continues, you will make a variety of projects that present a range of challenges that become progressively more difficult. During the day wood selection is discussed and the day ends with a session on sharpening the tools used. No prior experience is required. Despite being run in a relaxed manner the workshop still emphasizes the teaching of safe and efficient skills.


The course will be held at:

Sylva Wood Centre
Little Wittenham Rd
Long Wittenham
OX14 4QT

To make bookings, please contact Joseph Bray at the Sylva Wood School on 01865 408018 or email Alternatively, use the booking form at