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.
Learn to Scythe Courses 2019
2 June or 26 July at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
tbc - Sedbergh, Cumbria £80
tbc - Hullard Park, Manchester £80
Peening Workshop 11th 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: green wood
What do you want to learn this year? Craft courses make fantastic presents or a wonderful mini-break for yourself.
Teaching, learning, sharing and swinging axes in Edinburgh Continue reading
This weekend I’ll be at Spoonfest 2014 so here’s some of the work which was on display last year, hope to see you there. Robert Nicholson; Fritiof Runhall; Nigel Leach Simon Hill; Alastair Dargue Jarrod Stone-Dahl; Steve Tomlin; Sean … Continue reading
Way back in August last year the sleepy town of Edale was once more host to 150 spoon carving folk from around the world. A new addition was the Spoon Carving Chair which was occupied by various makers and gave … Continue reading
I spent this weekend teaching a spoon carving workshop for London Green Woodworkers based in Abney Park, Stoke Newington. Abney is a beautiful old cemetery full of headstones and monuments which has reverted to woodland over the years and is … Continue reading
Teaching people how to carve spoons is always a pleasure but it’s great to be asked by an experienced carver to extend their skills. Gareth has been carving for a few years now and teaching too. We talked at Sizergh Greenwood … Continue reading
Elvaston Castle Wood Festival is probably one of the best shows in the country for seeing top-class craft in action and I’m always thrilled to be invited to demonstrate there. This year I was showing visitors how to carve fan … Continue reading
Jennie Alexander has asked me to see if I can help her trace any of the people and details of a green wood chair making course she taught there as John Alexander. If you were there or have any information … Continue reading
I’m working my way through a pile of crooked branches that I collected earlier in the year and carving them into serving spoons and ladles. You can predict to some extent how a green wood crook will split but you’re … Continue reading