A comprehensive and practical guide to working with an Austrian scythe.
Perfect if you cannot attend a course or as a reference guide following tuition.
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I was invited to teach spoon carving for a group of Forest School Leaders in Manchester. A fabulous weekend with axes, knives, spoons and pizza!
Places are available on my next spoon carving weekend, book your place for and inspiring weekend or learning and fun:
23 & 24 April 2016 at Hillend Farmhouse, Dumfries. £130 Contact Steffi Schaffler phone 01387 740945 Continue reading
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:
The ‘Out of the Woods’ exhibition at Farfield Mill will be first chance to see my new range of work in the flesh. You are invited to the preview.. Continue reading
Originally posted on Simon Sylvester:
A few months ago, I was asked by my friends in the Sprintmilling art collective to run a spoken word evening as part of their exhibition for the excellent C-Art open studio trail. My first instinct was…
Three weeks gone by already? Thankfully my friend Barbara reminded me it’s time to get the beech leaves out of the gin and turn it into noyau. Continue reading
Sit through 3hrs of frocks just to see some folk mowing a field for 1 minute? Not even if it’s your friends mowing in a Hollywood movie with the snaths you made yourself? Sorry, I always said I’d wait until … Continue reading
May Day is here so why not use these simple instructions to make a May Whistle, a traditional Cornish craft and use it to Ring in the Summer? Continue reading
There’s more to trees than just wood – the bark, sap, fruit, seeds and roots are all useful. Yesterday I was out collecting leaves for a project I’ve been wanting to do for a few years. Continue reading