Bird Whittling - two day course with Dave Harter

Bird Whittling - two day course with Dave Harter


Organizer: Quirky Workshops Art, Craft and Heritage Skill Courses

Name: Quirky Workshops

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: [email protected]



CA11 0UT

Price Notes

10am – 4pm each day £190 Lunch included Material Charges from approx £20


Just 8 mins west of M6 J40, off the A66 towards Keswick.


Complete a beautiful whittled and carved bird over two days with Dave Harter . . . from start to finish.

Whittling is addictive! Many consider it therapeutic - it is relaxing, absorbing, creative and richly rewarding giving a a sense of personal achievement. Another bonus it that it has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a craft knife and your lap. This means whittling can be done almost anywhere in and spare time available- and it is also easily transportable.

During this 2 day course you will start from a lump of wood and Dave will teach you traditional hand carving techniques and whittling skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete your beautiful carved bird over the two days . There will also be a chance to make the legs and a realistic stone/ wood base and also have a go at pyrography to create feathered effects. Suitable for all abilities.

The photos below are from last year's one day course. The new two day course will enable students to understand better the entire process and work to greater detail including a chance to try pyrography and creating their own bird legs and base mount. An new example of what might be achieved is the main photo above.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
16/05/2024 16/05/2024 10am