About the group
We are a group of Shropshire woodcarvers that meet, once a week, to indulge in our hobby of woodcarving. We carve, chat (not just about carving), swap ideas, learn new skills and generally enjoy ourselves.
Go to the gallery page for current action - Carvings in progress, Our work spaces, Tips and advice
New Member Info
We welcome new members to join us at any time. We encourage those wishing to take up woodcarving to come for four taster sessions before making a decision on whether to join the group. We will provide the first piece of limewood and set you off on an initial project for which you will be able to use the club carving tools. If you would like to come along to a taster session please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endevour to arrange your first taster session with us!
CALLING ALL SHROPSHIRE WOOD CAVERS TO STEWART'S LOCKED DOWN CHALLENGE
Dave has reminded me that there was talk of a Club carving project that would occupy a bit of our time during lock-down and I have a suggestion for you to consider.
I had thought that the current situation would provide the subject matter but I then thought that it would be a bit depressing and we ought to be looking to something a bit wider and more positive than Covid-19. So what comes after being locked up or restrained or feeling threatened is FREEDOM and I thought that may be a worthy exercise.
So, can I float the idea of creating a small carving on the general theme of FREEDOM in all of its forms. It could be freedom from the current lock down but it could be a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day or of Jerry (the mouse) escaping from Tom (the cat): whatever Freedom conjures up in your mind. Any size will do and if you haven’t got any suitable wood available I will try to get a piece to you, say up to 50 x 50 x 150mm or 100 x 150 x 20mm.
There is no timescale but it would be good to put on a Freedom display at Shrewsbury Flower Show if it goes ahead of course. The piece should also enable those without a proper workspace to do it on a dust sheet or tray (wearing cut proof gloves of course).
LETS DO OUR MAGIC AND CHANGE A PLAIN BLOCK OF WOOD INTO A PIECE OF CREATIVE BEAUTY DEPICTING THE THEME OF FREEDOM
It would be good to have a photographic record of your progress with this project, hopefully starting with the block of wood that you are going to use. I suspect Stewart may well have already completed his piece!
How Wood Carving Can Give You Mindfulness
Article passed on by Bob Svendsen secretary of the Western Australian Guild of Woodcarvers
Life can get a bit much at times. Occasionally, you just need to find something to take your mind off all the worries and give yourself a deserved break from life’s travails. It doesn’t help that this can stunt your creativity when you may well need it to move forward in life.
Bob mentoring his grandchildren at a Monday morning session at Wandi
FELLOW CARVERS FROM OTHER AREAS ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN THIS PROJECT
Thursday and Saturday carving workshops are cancelled for the foreseeable future due to Corvid 19 precautions