Welcome to Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers

About the club

Due to the closure of the Spotland Methodist Church, the club will moved to the Ukranian Club on Thursday 13th October

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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. We have  regular weekly informal carving sessions on a Thursday for the majority of the year and on the 3rd Thursday of the month we will have a speaker. For full details click here.

Members have access to the clubs 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


From 13th October 2022

Rochdale Ukrainian Cultural Centre,
15 Mere Street,
OL11 1HJ.

There is parking space in the grounds of the club

When we Meet

We meet on most Thursdays from about 10 a.m. to 2.00 p.m”

For full details of when we meet please click here.

Latest News, Updates and Events

Exhibition of Work at Spotland Library

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Stone carving by Bob Burton

Bob brought in a comprehensive array of stone carving tools and explained the ways different tools were used on various stones and for different purposes Some stones such as marble […]

Planning a Carving by John Adamson

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Netsuke by Nick Pantelides

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Power Tool Demonstration

Wood carving with Chainsaws and other Power Tools. Talk and Demo by John Adamson and John Vaiders Report byJill Smith 22nd June 2023. John Adamson and John Vaiders gave  us […]

Scandinavian Style Carving by Nick Pantelides

Nick gave us another excellent  talk and showed some of his own work and some by the masters of the craft.   He explained that what had originally been a folk […]

Pyrography by John Adamson

John Adamson shared his experience of Pyrography. In 2017 he was asked to carve a memorial plaque for the founder chairman of The Bunbury Watermill Trust.   The requested image of […]

Therapeutic Benefits Of Wood Carving By Jenny Rudell

If you ever need an excuse / reason / argument for why you spend so much / too much time carving, here is the perfect scientific explanation. Therapeutic Benefits Of Wood […]