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Scything rushes in Scotland


Rushes, scythes, mountains and beautiful weather all add up to an amazing to the far north. 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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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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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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Learn to Scythe for Wildlife Trust


Another course at the beautiful Bell Sykes meadow for the Wildlife Trust. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe book

Learn to Scythe book
My new book ‘Learn to Scythe’, a practical guide to the skills and techniques of mowing is now available. Buy the book and learn how to manage your land with this beautiful and effective tool, ideal if you can’t get on one of my courses or want to supplement your learning. Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2015


People all over the world will be peening on April 5th; make sure you don’t miss it! Continue reading

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Spoon carving in Northumberland

Spoons!
Last weekend I was invited up to Northumberland to teach a group how to carve wooden spoons. We had a lot of fun. Continue reading

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Scything rocks!

Scything YorkshireI often get emails and questions from people asking if the scythe can cope with cutting grass in what they think are difficult situations. The answer’s pretty much always ‘yes’ so I thought nothing of it when I was invited to teach a day of bespoke tuition for Mike and Rachel who said that the mowing on their smallholding was “challenging”.
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