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 and haymaking weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Join a scything team and help make hay on a North Yorkshire meadow. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe book

Learn to Scythe book
My new book ‘Learn to Scythe’, a practical guide to the skills and techniques of mowing is now available. Buy the book and learn how to manage your land with this beautiful and effective tool, ideal if you can’t get on one of my courses or want to supplement your learning. Continue reading

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Meadowlife film

I hadn’t been to the cinema for over 10 years but I couldn’t miss the premiere of ‘To the end we will go’, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s new film which was made by local film-maker Simon Sylvester as part of their … Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2015


It’s Scythe Festival time but there’s much more to it than just scything! Continue reading

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Rake making at Heavy Horse Festival

This Sunday I’ll be making hay rakes at the Festival of the Heavy Horse in Northumberland. Continue reading

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Scything in Yorkshire

Learn scything
Learning to Scythe at a private meadow near York. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe first course for 2015

The weather forecast was for heavy rain all day, how did my first Lean to Scythe course of 2015 turn out? Here’s a clue:
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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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