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 scything around the UK.

Spoon carving workshop for Forest Schools

Spoon carving course in Manchester
I was invited to teach spoon carving for a group of Forest School Leaders in Manchester. A fabulous weekend with axes, knives, spoons and pizza!
Places are available on my next spoon carving weekend, book your place for and inspiring weekend or learning and fun:
23 & 24 April 2016 at Hillend Farmhouse, Dumfries. £130 Contact Steffi Schaffler phone 01387 740945 Continue reading

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Scythe Peening Day 2016


Spring is allegedly here so it’s time for the first event of the scythe calendar. Get your scythe out of the shed this weekend for International Peening Day 2016! Continue reading

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Scythe Improvers’ Course at Scythe Fair

I will be teaching as part of a two-day Scythe Improvers’ course at the Somerset Scythe Festival in June. Book now to master your mowing. Continue reading

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Bowl carving workshop in Edinburgh

carving with axeTeaching, learning, sharing and swinging axes in Edinburgh Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe courses 2016

Learn scything courses 2016
Learn to Scythe in Cumbria in 2016:
27th May or 16th July – £80 To book a place email stevetomlin8@gmail.com Continue reading

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Romanian rake maker video

A lovely video of Viktor-basci at work making wooden hay rakes in Gyimes, Transylvania. Continue reading

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Remembering Uncle Viktor

I received some sad news from Transylvania this week that Victor-basci (Uncle Viktor), the rake and scythe snath maker for the area around Gyimes, has died. I visited the area in 2011 to take part in a Haymaking Festival organised … Continue reading

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Scythe courses in Caithness, Scotland

A trip to the end of mainland Britain, scything for rare bees. Continue reading

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Scythe apprentice

I have an apprentice now, so today I took her to the bank. Continue reading

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A weekend of scything

This weekend at Sprint Mill, the goats were the stars of the show.
Sprint Mill Continue reading

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