Contact: Kate Upfold

Tel: 01489 577357

Address: Michelmersh & Timsbury Jubilee Hall, New Rd, Romsey SO51 0NL. Two miles north of Romsey on the A3057 Stockbridge Road.


Email: hampshire@britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk

We are an enthusiastic group of people who meet once a month. Although carving is the main aim of the day, time is also spent on exchanging ideas, hints and tips and generally being sociable in the traditional friendly way of the woodcarver. We have members of all abilities, both male and female, ranging from beginners to those who exhibit their carvings in national exhibitions.

Meetings take place on the first Sunday of the month from 1000am to 4.00pm. We meet at Michelmersh  and Timsbury Jubilee hall, which is 2 miles north of Romsey on the A3057.


In December we have our a Christmas Buffet lunch and or annual completion, for which a trophy is given. We can provide tools on loan for those who wish to start carving with us and we have excellent tutors.

We are lucky to have several experienced members who are able to give us talks and demonstrations so it was decided at the beginning of the year to run Master Classes (for an hour) each month. These range from carving choice and setting out to tool sharpening. These tuition classes have been well received. 


A pre-arranged list of the programmes and information can be found on our Facebook page. 



This helps to keep members informed and potential new members are able to see what we do. It also displays images of the groups work. The group’s carvings and news are also available on the BWA  (British Woodcarvers Association) web site.

Instructional Carving Sessions 2019- 2020


Download PDF of Sessions here.

Images below from the Hampshire Woodcarvers meeting at Timsbury village hall plus two of a swan which was carved by one of our members, which stands above Harvey Jones, Winchester. We also had a very enjoyable tuition by Alan on carving a face in a soap. Results of some of the members carvings are included.

July meeting, Hampshire Woodcarvers


At the July meeting, Hampshire Woodcarvers were treated to a display of carvings belonging to Alan Taplin. Alan has been carving since 1985 and was one of the original founders of Hampshire Woodcarvers. Alan first started carving by making walking sticks, some are on display. He had also taken part in many competition's of the years.

Bursledon Brickworks Summer Fayre


On Sunday 23 June 2019 7 members of the Hampshire Woodcarvers representing the BWA displayed and demonstrated the art of woodcarving during the day.  A steady flow of visitors showing much interest in the display were asking many questions about members’ work and woodcarving in general.


The visitors enjoyed the exhibits and one lady commented that it was the best display there.  Demonstrations were given by Kate, Ivor and Mike which visitors enjoyed watching. 

Hampshire Region Open Day, May 5th 2019