The Green Wood Guild


London’s school of traditional woodwork

Barnaby Carder is an internationally respected leader of the “Wood Culture Renaissance” he specialises in the axe and knife carving of Spoons.

Working with his passionate team, he has set up The Green Wood Guild, based at the Farm.


The Green Wood Guild run Evening, Day & Weekend classes offering people the chance to engage with the skills and magic of traditional woodwork, covering everything from Furniture Making to Bladesmithing.

Courses, workshops and taster sessions. All based on ancient woodworking skills & techniques, working with traditional hand tools, and using wood straight from the tree, whilst it is still fresh.

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Gift Vouchers! 

We have beautiful Gift Vouchers available, allowing you to give your loved-ones the perfect first steps into a world of traditional fine woodwork.



Our diverse course structure is available for anyone to book and is based around a love for the craft and passion for teaching, covering everything from knife carving to furniture making.

Visit our site to browse and book our workshops.

Mini Workshops

Our 2-hour mini workshops are a perfect introduction to some fundamental green woodworking skills, focussing on the knife, the axe and the art of turning, which together form the foundation for the craft as a whole. In each of these sessions you will learn about the character of fresh wood, the practice of using edge tools, and the relationship between these two things. All deeply satisfying on their own but also underpinning all the further skills that you can explore in our other workshops!

Foundation Classes


Our foundation classes give you hands on experience and in-depth tuition in the fundamental skills and techniques of green wood working, as well as plenty of wider theory. Run as Day Workshops & 6-Week Evening Classes, suitable for total beginners but also building on the knowledge gained from our Intro Workshops – each revolving around a beautiful product to make yourself and take home!








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