Spoonsmithing at The Old Girl

10am - 5pm
Available dates: January 29th & February 11th 2017

Over the Summer, a few small gatherings will take place within the gently restored 1800's barn affectionately known as 'The Old Girl' in celebration of appreciation for reclaimed timber.

These special workshops aim to give a new insight into the thoughtful craft of woodworking as you create your own spoon; a sustainable keepsake to enjoy for years to come.

Enjoy a slow living experience and the meditative pleasure of forging an object to fulfil a need in your home. Coffee scoop? Salt or sugar spoon? It can be as minimal or as creative as your wish, as long as it feels at home in your hand.

Working with wood is a craft and skill that has been universal to cultures around the world. It connects us to the trees, to the forest and to our ourselves. Over the day, you'll gain an introduction to traditional woodcarving tools and techniques with a focus on process, shape, form and function. Each type of timber has characteristics, a mood and a feel. Get to know them amongst new friends and good food.

Suitable for beginners, although participants should be comfortable with the idea of handling sharp tools. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dusty.



  • raw materials
  • a delicious luncheon of local produce by Tash from A Plot in Common.
  • zine
  • homemade wood salve, made from beeswax sourced from local hives in the Macedon Ranges.
  • tea, coffee and biscuits.
  • warm company and good vibes.

See full details, directions and testimonials on our booking page.