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

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 […]

Finishing by Nick Pantelides

Nick prefaced his talk by saying that Finishing was a big subject and today he was just covering Finishing for Beginners.    A full talk on the subject would take […]

Talk on Chip Carving

Gill Smith had expressed an interest in doing some chip carving and John Adamson had brought in some examples John Adamson gave us an impromptu talk on Chip Carving.   […]

Visit by local Councillor Shahid Mohammed

The councillor came, seemed very impressed, and took photos of the club’s activities.   The photos have been put on his official website along with this comment. :- I’d like […]

Choosing Chisels by Nick Pantelides

Nick talked about all the chisels that manufacturers hope to sell to carvers and the ones that members new to carving need to buy.   He had a chart of […]

Move to the Ukrainian Club

The move to our new premises seems to have gone smoothly due to the hard work of the committee and Stuart Hood in particular.   Thanks to all of you […]

Wood Carving and Other Things by Peter Davis (club member)

Peter started with some basic statements – to Carve is to shape by cutting, to adorn with designs a Carving is a figure or design carved from wood, stone, or […]

Club Session Photographs

Rochdale Photographic Society agreed to take on a project of recording the carvers at work.      Here are some of the pictures in no particular order       […]