Author Archives: Steve Tomlin

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 how to mow with a scythe.

Mowing in Manchester

A man mowing wheat and a wooden hay rake in the middle of the city, is this urban food production for the north? Continue reading

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Ancient pear eating spoons commission

pear wood eating spoons
Wood from an ancient tree, preserved for daily use. Continue reading

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Cherry colours


I’ve been carving by the river, hanging out with these guys. Continue reading

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Scything for breakfast with Chris Evans

even more scything on the radio! Continue reading

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Scything on Radio Lancashire

The whole of the BBC has gone a bit scythe crazy! At least the goats are happy… Continue reading

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Consider the Fork (& Spoon) by Bee Wilson

Bee Wilson
Author Bee Wilson talks about the importance of the wooden spoon, that “most trusty and lovable of kitchen implements.” Continue reading

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Scythes and haymaking in Transylvania


Details of your chance to scythe and make hay in the mountains of Transylvania with a film from last years event. Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2015

scythe peening with jig
Don’t forget to peen your scythe this weekend. Continue reading

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More Poldark

A good article today about scything on the BBC website following on from Aidan Turner’s scything debut on Poldark the other week. It’s great when this kind of thing sparks interest in a traditional skill and journalists make the effort … Continue reading

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Ross Poldark Scything

What is Ross Poldark doing with his scythe? Continue reading

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