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.

Kendal Pop-up Shop

From 5th – 10th December, I’ll have an exhibition of my work along with craft demonstrations in Kendal town centre’s pop-up shop on Finkle St. A perfect opportunity to get some special gifts for Christmas. Continue reading

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Scything grass & oats in Scotland


A group of novice scythers gatecrash a field of oats in Scotland and cut a crop of ‘impossible’ oats in front of an audience. Continue reading

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Awesome scything in Liverpool

Two volunteers with two scythes vs a wall of brambles, thistles and himalayan balsam – the results are awesome. Continue reading

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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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