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Wooden birds and brushes for Lancashire Woodcarvers

What do you do when you’re invited to give a demonstration and teach an afternoon workshop for 15 hobby woodcarvers? I was asked to do just that for the Lancashire branch of the Woodcarvers Association and decided to give them some carving they’d never seen before. Continue reading

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A week of courses

fan bird carving
I had a wonderful start to my summer of teaching with several different craft courses within the space of a week. Continue reading

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Fan Bird carving at Elvaston Wood Fest

Elvaston Castle Wood Festival is probably one of the best shows in the country for seeing top-class craft in action and I’m always thrilled to be invited to demonstrate there. This year I was showing visitors how to carve fan … Continue reading

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Fan Bird Carving Course

I’ve had a brilliant day teaching a group how to make fan birds. This is the third time I’ve taught fan bird carving at my workshop in Cumbria and I’ve made some modifications to the way I teach which really … Continue reading

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Fan Bird video

With Christmas approaching I’ve been busy preparing fan birds which are popular as decorations and gifts this time of year. At shows during this summer, a few people have asked how they’re made and not completely believed that they’re just … Continue reading

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Brantwood Winter Craft Fair 2012

It’s time again to get out to Brantwood House on Coniston Water for their annual Winter Craft Fair on 10 & 11 Nov, which this year features my fan birds on the flyer. I’ll be in the Studio upstairs with … Continue reading

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Fan Bird course

What a great weekend of courses, on Saturday I ran another of my Learn to Mow with a Scythe workshops on a glorious sunny day then on Sunday I was teaching a group how to carve fan birds. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Coloured Fan Birds

For the ‘Working Woodlands’ exhibition at Farfield Mill in Sebergh last month I made some fan birds and, to make them a bit more special, I tried out an idea to add colour to the wings. I think the results … Continue reading

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Greenwood & Scythe course dates 2012

My course dates are now set for the year. It’s always a juggling exercise to fit everything in, especially as I have again been asked to attend scythe course and events around the UK and Europe. This year I’m aiming … Continue reading

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Robin’s fan bird

It’s a nice feeling anytime someone buys something I’ve made: the idea that the person likes my work enough to want to swap some of their own time, skills and labour (through the exchange medium of money) for some of … Continue reading

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