Welcome to Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers

About the club

Lancashire & 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.

We 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

Address

Spotland Methodist Church
Rooley Moor Road
Spotland
Rochdale
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

Saturday 16th June. Ray Ashton, a retired woodwork teacher talking about Wood and Machines

I worked out that Ray is about 90, and he had a wealth of knowledge of how wood has been used.      He started as mater craftsman, but saw an advert for woodwork teachers in the Manchester Guardian, applied and got the job.     He retired early as teaching was no longer but occupation […]

19th May 2018 – Richard Colbran talked about Relief Carving

Richard is a long standing member of the club with a wealth of experience. He brought in a number of his relief carvings and gave us a talk relief carving. He discussed a number of tricks and tips around adding dramatic shadow, the difficulty of perspective in high relief carving and thinking about the grain […]

Data Protection

The Club takes the handling of our club members personal information seriously.  In line with the new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) the club has reviewed it’s policy.  To view the new policy please click here –> Data-Protection-Policy

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 […]