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.

Scything the allotment

My scythe is out, summer is officially here! Continue reading

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Scything and Spoon carving workshops at Burmieston, Perth & Kinross


Grab a last minute course at the wonderful Burmieston Steading in Perth and Kinross. Learn to scythe or join us for a day of green wood spoon carving. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in Manchester

Learn to Scythe in Manchester

An extra chance to learn to scythe this summer in a fabulous meadow in south Manchester. Book your place now! Continue reading

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First new Devon stave basket

My first stave basket is complete! Continue reading

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Endangered Crafts Award for stave basket making

I’m incredibly pleased to have been chosen as winner of the 2018 HCA/Marsh Endangered Crafts Award. This new award, funded by the  Marsh Christian Trust is aimed as craftspeople working on one of the 62 crafts currently listed in the … Continue reading

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Traditional hay rake making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Shaving heads, knocking teeth – we had a great time at Stott Park and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as it sounds. Continue reading

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“Craft is an antidote to digital media”

“If it breaks, it breaks. You cannot be precious about these things. I don’t want to live in a display case.”
Jonathan Anderson of Loewe has many interesting things to say about craft. Continue reading

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The vital wedge

It’s the subtle details of setting up your scythe that make a huge difference so don’t lose your wedge. Continue reading

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Ash splint wall baskets

A small number of y beautiful ash splint wall baskets now available. Continue reading

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Ash splint backpack video

If you enjoyed ‘My father’s tools’, settle down for another wonderful film about weaving ash splint baskets. Continue reading

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