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.
1st June or 22nd July at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
2nd June or 10th August at Sedbergh, Cumbria £80
Peening Workshop 12th October, Slaidburn £80
More dates to follow
You can also book me to teach 1-to-1 or group workshops at your own venue. See the Learn to Scythe page for more info.
Tag Archives: video
Photos and video from a Sunday afternoon peening. Continue reading
A lovely video of Viktor-basci at work making wooden hay rakes in Gyimes, Transylvania. Continue reading
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
A film of a race between a scythe and a strimmer; no competition, surely? Continue reading
A short video demonstrating the difference between mowing using your whole body to power the scythe. No frogs were harmed in the making of this film. Continue reading
I want to share this excellent video of my friend Jarrod Stone Dahl from Wisconsin carving a spoon from green wood. It’s really nicely shot and takes you through the whole process. The video has had a lot of interest in … Continue reading
With Christmas approaching I’ve been busy preparing fan birds which are popular as decorations and gifts this time of year. At shows during this summer, a few people have asked how they’re made and not completely believed that they’re just … Continue reading
In mid-December a few of us met to continue trials cutting reed with an Austrian scythe, and to help with the management of a local nature reserve. This was generously hosted by Richard Brown, who has a house just yards … Continue reading