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 to run courses in some crafts that are otherwise under-represented.  I’m particularly looking forward to the weekend on birch bark when we will dispel the myth that British bark is not good enough for box making and which I hope will act as a springboard for a new movement in working with this lovely tactile material.

My courses are based near Kendal in the glorious Lake District.  Sprint Mill is a terrific place in it’s own right, full of old tools, wood and inspiration.  There is accomodation nearby to suit any pocket, from camping and hostels to 5-star hotels.

For more information, visit my courses page. To book a place, please send me an email.

Green wood workshops

  • Fan Bird Carving  27 May – £70
  • Working with Birch Bark  2-3 June – £125
  • Spoon carving  12-13 May as part of NW Coppice Association’s ‘Weekend in the Woods
  • Rake Making  3-7 september as part of NW Coppice Association’s ‘Woodland Pioneers’ week.

Scythe Courses

As well as greenwood work, I teach the modern art of mowing with a scythe on these popular courses in Cumbria and around the UK. For more information please visit scytherspace.

  • Learn to Mow with an Austrian Scythe 26 May, 30 June, 9 Sept 2012  – £60 per day
  • Scythe Improvers 11 Aug – £70    
  • Improve your Peening  12 Aug 2012 – £60   Book both Improvers’ courses together for £115


Please note: you must be over 18 to attend these courses.


riving fan bird feathers cleaving green wood carving with an axe
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About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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