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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently only meeting via video.  In normal circumstances 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 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

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

Zoom Meeting. 4/5/20

Some members managed to work their way through the technology and join in a Zoom meeting on Monday 4th May. Some did better than others. I am the one who just could not get my Apple Mac to recognise the camera. What I need is one of those know it all grandchildren.

Woodcarvings in Towneley Park. Burnley

Richard Colbran, one of our members sent some pictures of woodcarvings that have just arrived in Towneley Park, Burnley. He wrote via email “ Here are pictures of new carvings in Towneley Park, done by a chap called Richard Goodwin.  I haven’t seen them yet but the pictures look pretty good, and  we shall see how […]

Sat 22 Feb. First Aid Course

We now have 9 members who attended a First Aid Course by our resident member Pete Davies, who is a First Aid-PDA Instructor. The titles covered were CPR, Recovery and Top   To   Toe survey on breathing and circulation, with hands on experiences with manikins and breathing techniques. Tailored to our needs were hazardous […]

Sat 18th Jan 2020 Paint, Stain, Plain or Grain Talk by Gill Smith (member)

Gill started by asking a series of question. Finished your carving?   Now, do you feel tempted to paint it, stain it or leave it plain.  To paint or not to paint,  is the most argued question, especially on the other side of the Atlantic. British carvers, on the whole, are against adding colour to their […]

Church Carvings, a talk by Richard Colbran

At our 16th Nov meeting Richard gave a talk and slide presentation about Church Carvings and how they originated. Information about creatures from faraway lands was passed on by travellers in the form of verbal descriptions sometimes enhanced by a sketch. Monks compiled these drawings into books known as bestiaries, which illustrated strange creatures both […]

19th October – A talk of two halves ….

19th OCTOBER 2019 – A TALK OF TWO HALVES … JOHN TALKS ABOUT CARVING PETER CROUCH’s HEAD. In a recent challenge John was contacted by a TV production company                           and with a couple of weeks notice asked to carve the head of […]

21st Sept 19 Bob Burton – Journey to being a carver

Bob is a new member and told us about his first adventures in carving.   One day, he had amazing luck, and found an advert in a carving magazine for a Furniture Making school that was only yards away from his front door.  There he could make what he wanted with the guidance of Peter […]