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Woodland Festival Lauriston

Woodland Festival will be moving in 2018 to the small village of Lauriston (7km out of Kyneton) Situated on a 10 acre bush block flanked by state park, this site offers the festival more freedom to grow its offering to participants. We aim to create a place that people feel comfortable coming back to each year to catch up with friends and to learn from new artisans.  A place where participants can set up camp for the weekend (both Friday and Saturday nights) and get creating under the guidance of local and international craftspeople.  

In 2018 we will host a communal dinner Saturday night with slow cooked meats, salads and bread for just $20- per head. BYO food for breakfasts and lunches and a few drinks for when the sharp tools are put down. A shop will be open each day with axes and carving knives for sale and we encourage makers to bring along their spoons and other wares to sell as well. A selection of quality tools will also be available for hire if needed.

This event caters for all levels of green woodworking experience and tool use with the ethos that “No one is left behind” 

Ticket Price $350- PP with maximum of 50 tickets available

This year we are really excited to announce the following teachers:

Amy Umbel, from Pennsylvania USA

Amy is a green woodworker who focuses on Bowl and Spoon Carving.

Decorating her own work with intricate patchwork quilt patterns from back home Amy will be teaching these bowl carving techniques over the two days, also giving a talk on her influences and decoration during the weekend.

Jeff Donne, from Pambula NSW

                  Jeff grew up in the UK and has learnt from some of the worlds most regarded green woodworkers. Turning a lot of his spoons on a pole lathe (foot powered lathe) Jeff brings a passion for using every element of the tree in his work.

Glen Rundell, Kyneton Vic

                  Glen is one of Australia’s finest American Windsor Chair makers, learning through travels to the US to study and absorb the history and workmanship of their most renowned makers. Glen brings knowledge of tools and green woodworking skills using shave horses and draw knives to speed up the process.

Pete Von Trott, Organizer, Lauriston, Vic

                  Pete grew up on the Lauriston property and spent his childhood making things in the shed. One of which was his first spoon when he was 8 years old. Over the years methods have changed but the passion for carving spoons has never left. Focusing on axe work and technique Pete will be teaching both Kuksa’s and Spoons over the weekend.

Woodland Festival Lauriston
9 Darcy Lane Lauriston 3444, "Darcy lane runs off Shepherds hill Rd. Just near the intersection of the Lauriston/Drumond Rd"


Contact Peter Trott on 0400725000 with any questions

Classes Saturday 24 March: from 9am - 5pm
Saturday night Dinner (optional) $20pp on night BYO drinks
Classes Sunday 25 March, from 9am -5pm

NOTE: Access for camping from 1pm Friday 23 March to allow participants adequate camp set up. Classes begin 9am sharp Saturday morning!


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