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Sunday 11 August 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

£75 including tea/coffee & biscuits throughout.


Price also includes all materials & equipment. You'll be able to take what you make home with you at the end.


Join Simon for a green woodturning taster workshop where you'll each take a log of green wood and learn how to use the axe, draw knife & pole lathe. Places are limited to 6 people, so book early to avoid disappointment.


You will learn how to
- Take a log of green wood and trim it with an axe on the axe block

- Draw it to shape using a shave horse & a draw knife

- Use the pole lathe to learn the process of spindle turning - creating beads and coves


Following on from this taster day, you can take your green woodturning to the next level in a 1-2-1 or pairs immersive full-day green woodturning pole lathe workshop with Simon in the Blended Monkey studio gardens.


The origins of the pole lathe are lost in antiquity, but it is known that Vikings used them as they have been found in archaeological finds in York. The ancient craft of pole lathe turning petered out in England after the Second World War.


Tickets cost just £75.00 and include


🖌️all the equipment and materials AND

🍵 tea/coffee & refreshments 🧁 throughout the day


The fabulous Docky Box Tearoom at the Farmland Museum has some truly scrumptious food to tempt you at lunchtime🍲; plenty of yummy treats, so you won’t go hungry 🥔❣️


This would make a fabulous CRAFTY GIFT for someone - so drop us a line and we can post out to you/the recipient a complimentary personalised gift certificate for this experience🎁

Either book here or email us ( or give us a call on 07417 522366☎️


Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid

disappointment 😥

We also offer 1-2-1 & pairs half- or full-day beginners pottery & throwing workshops in our Blended Monkey ceramics studio in Upwell - refer to the tuition section on this website for details.


Email or call 07417 522366 if you'd like to discuss the workshop.


Green Woodworking/Pole Lathe Workshop | 11 August 2024

    • The workshop booking is valid for 1 year from the booking date – this simply means that the setting of the date for the workshop must be arranged within the validity period, however the workshop date could be outside of this validity period.

    • The purchaser of the workshop may cancel the workshop up to 2 weeks before the workshop date with a full refund.

    • Failure to attend the workshop on the day without sufficient notice will result in the workshop being cancelled and no refund will be issued.

    • If the participant of the workshop is unable to attend their workshop for good reason, a new workshop date must be set within 3 months of the cancellation of the original workshop booking – even if the agreed new date lies outside of the 3-month period. Failure to rebook within that period will result in the cancellation of the booking with no refund. If the participant does not attend the second amended date, the booking will be considered cancelled with no refund.

    • If we need to cancel a workshop at short notice for reasons beyond our control, such as illness or mechanical breakdowns, the first option is to rearrange a mutually convenient date or receive a refund. In the event of cancellation for any reason, we are unable to reimburse travel, accommodation or any other expenses that you may incur in relation to the cancelled course.

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