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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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The New Materialism

From time to time I ponder my own dichotomy of being, on the one hand a very unmaterial person and, on the other, a craftsman trying to sell things to other people. Over time I’ve realised that there is a … Continue reading

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SteveTomlinCrafts & Scytherspace together

Some of you will already have noticed that I have brought my Scytherspace site and blog into the SteveTomlinCrafts site. As well as making them easier for me to manage this will mean that you now get posts all year … Continue reading

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Scything for ITV Countrywise

I spent the afternoon today being filmed for a piece on scything with Paul Heiney as part of a new series of Countrywise on ITV. It was great fun to do but very busy without the time to really teach … Continue reading

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Meadow patterns

The 15th July is an important date for a lot of farmers as it’s the first day you can cut your meadows if you are in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme. This means that everywhere you  look the fields are … Continue reading

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Scythe, rhymes with..?

Well, Blythe of course – or even blithe, come to think of it.

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Wooden Spoons at the Hilton Hotel

At the beginning of the month I was invited to the Royal Warrantholders Annual Luncheon to receive my award as a Queen Elizabeth Craft Scholar and present my work in the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London. QEST is … Continue reading

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Have scythes, will travel

As the spring finally arrives and the grass suddenly starts to grow many people get the idea that they’d like to learn to scythe, and quite right too. Lightweight, efficient, quiet and fun I’ve extolled the virtues of the scythe … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the V&A

As a craftsman, I can’t go to London and not visit the V&A so I was pleased to have a couple of hours in there before my QEST interview, helped calm my nerves to see all that great work from … Continue reading

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The magic of sparks and small toolboxes

While I was at Elvaston Castle at the weekend I got to talking with Mark Constable of the Al Fresco forge. Mark was demonstrating lighting a fire using a flint and steel, making it look easier than lighting a match … Continue reading

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