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Spoon carving workshop for Forest Schools

Spoon carving course in Manchester
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

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Learn to Scythe first course for 2015

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:
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‘Out of the Woods’ exhibition at Farfield Mill

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

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In The Flow at Sprint Mill

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…

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Spoonfest 2014

Spoonfest 2014 campfirePhotos of the people of Spoonfest 2014 with only a single spoon. Continue reading

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Beech Leaf Noyau

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

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Anna Karenina – just the scythes

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

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May Whistles

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

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A use for young beech leaves

beech leaves
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

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Wooden Christmas card

I don’t really do Christmas and on December 25th I shall hopefully be up on a Lakeland fell enjoying the glorious emptiness of the place but for my mum it’s an important celebration so, as much as our views may … Continue reading

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