Welcome to Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers

About the club

Derek and KenLancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers was formed in 1992 to promote woodcarving across the two counties and to allow its members to share a common enthusiasm, ideas and improve their carving skills in a friendly and supportive club.

Carvers of all levels of experience are welcome, and beginners can be sure of a friendly reception.

DSCF1267_rWe currently have over 30 members.

During most of the year we meet monthly on a Saturday and regularly have speakers and demonstration on carving techniques and wider woodcraft. Optionally there are also a regular weekly informal carving sessions on a Thursday for the majority of the year. For full details  click here .

Members have access to the club’s extensive library of carving books and videos. The club also has tools that are available for beginners to use at meeting.

Where to find us


Spotland Methodist Church
Rooley Moor Road
OL12 7DQ

* Please use the side entrance on Tenby Street

When we Meet

For full details of when we meet please click here .

Latest News, Updates and Events

17th March Annual General meeting

17th Feb 2018 Carving for Towneley Park nature Trail by Richard Colbran (Member)

The notes below have been taken from the Towneley News 2018 Smallholdings Trail This nature trail was instigated by a Park Ranger about seven years ago, in collaboration with the Friends of Towneley Park. It provides an easy walk of about 3⁄4 mile, on good paths, starting opposite Riverside Car Park entrance. There are ten marker […]

17th Feb 2018 Carving Hydrangeas and Found Wood By John Adamson (member)

John had been working on the carving of hydrangeas since the day of our show at Hollingworth Lakes in October 2017.    It was an unusual choice of subject and he took us through the thought processes and tools used.     The wood had been chainsawed down to the heartwood at sometime and still […]

21st & 22nd October Annual Club Show

The club’s annual Showcase Exhibition was moved to Hollingsworth lakes, Littleborough to co-incide with their WoodFest weekend.     We had two days instead of our usual one and hoped to get in a different public.     Due to the inclement weather, the visitor numbers were low, which meant we had more time to […]

15th July 2017 John Adamson on Planning a Wood Carving,

John Adamson shared his knowledge from a lifetime of woodcarving. His motto for carving was “Planning time is cheap, time for doing corrections is expensive.” John encouraged us to consider several things before we start to carve. Think carefully about perspective especially if copying from a photograph. The item in the photo may be foreshortened, such […]