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Meadow Day & Northern Scythe Festival 2022

The Northern Scythe Festival and Meadows Day take place on Sat-Sun 2-3 July 2022 at The Gathering Fields, Swainshead Hall Farm, Over Wyresdale, LA2 9DN Read my post about the 2021 Northern Scythe Festival I’ll be there on Sun 3rd … Continue reading

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Flights of Fancy exhibition

A flock of my carved fanbirds are currently part of the Flights of Fancy exhibition at The Beach Hut Gallery at Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.

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Spoon carving course May 2022

A lovely day last weekend teaching a spoon carving workshop for a group at Greenwood Days near Derby. We always start from a green log so people work through the whole process of splitting, axing and carving to create a … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe workshop in North Wales

The first Learn to Scythe course for 2022 was at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park at Holywell, North Wales. I was teaching a group of volunteers who will be using the scythes to manage areas of wildflower meadow around the site. … Continue reading

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Fan bird workshop May 2022

I’m just back home after a fantastic weekend at Greenwood Days near Derby. Yesterday I had a group with me learning to make fan birds which is a great project for beginners looking to start wood carving or more experienced … Continue reading

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No Mow May 2022

I’m very pleased to see that the No Mow May campaign is being repeated by Plantlife this year after the success of 2021. Allowing the grass and other plants to grow during the early part of the season provides early … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop in Manchester 2022

The date for my next spoon carving workshop in Manchester is now set for 16th October 2022 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Chorlton is a brilliant location, with a a wonderfully creative community, great places to get food and lots of transport options. … Continue reading

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The art of the exceptional at Fortnum & Mason

In partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST),¬†Fortnum & Mason will be hosting a series of exhibitions in their Piccadilly store to celebrate the wealth of talent across food and crafts, culminating in a handmade unique one-off Platinum Jubilee … Continue reading

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International Peening Day 2022

Can you believe it’s the 10th anniversary of International Peening Day already? Although I’m still waiting for someone to make an official range of merch, it’s been brilliant to watch the idea take off since I started it in 2012. … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe workshops 2022

Spring is here! Sunday was the Vernal Equinox and it’s great to feel the weather improving and the season turning. Leaves are appearing on the trees, the council have been out cutting the grass so scything season must be nearly … Continue reading

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