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.

Scythes in the city

scythes in Manchester

This weekend, I took half a dozen 2ft long blades into the Manchester city…. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe feedback – “I loved every minute”


Fantastic feedback from a recent Learn to Scythe course student. Continue reading

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Peening workshop 2016


Come hammering on steel and learn to peen your scythe with confidence for the sharpest cut yet! Continue reading

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Scything on Countryfile

Did you see the scything on Countryfile this week? Continue reading

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Sharpening a scythe left handed

Mowing with an Austrian scythe
Scything for left handers.
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Community Scything in the North-West

Two opportunities to hone your scything skills and meet new people at community mowing events in the North-West. Continue reading

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Scything course on National Meadows Day

Learn scything in Cheshire
Celebrating wildflower meadows with scything and a first for me. Continue reading

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Scything in Northumberland

Scything in Northumbria
What to do if you’ve too much mowing for you and your scythe alone? Lizzie and Peter from Northumbria have the answer. Continue reading

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Learn to scythe in Scotland

Scything in Scotland
Details of two Learn to Scythe courses you can book on in Scotland this summer. Continue reading

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The Russian peasant’s workout

“Working slowly and deliberately, with little noise, allows me to be part of nature, rather than striving against it. It’s a dance of sorts. The dance of the mower and the grass.”
A lovely article that captures the pleasures of scything in the New York Times Continue reading

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