Category Archives: SteveTomlinCrafts

Ash splint baskets for sale

A small selection of my pounded ash baskets currently for sale. Continue reading

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Greenwood and scythe course dates 2017

Ash splint basketry course 2017

What do you want to learn this year? Craft courses make fantastic presents or a wonderful mini-break for yourself.

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Ash splint pack baskets


A pair of gorgeous ash splint pack baskets which I just finished making in time for Christmas. Continue reading

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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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New spoon carving, big spoon carving

Spoon carving workshop
A spoony group and a special soupy spoon on a recent course. Continue reading

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Fan bird carving workshop

fan bird carving course
A lovely weekend carving and folding wood to create bird decorations, smiles and memories. 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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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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Making wooden hay rakes video – North West England

Were these men really so relieved to have their hand work replaced by being machine operators? I’m glad to still be hand making hay rakes in the NW. Continue reading

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