Author Archives: stevetomlin

Private spoon carving workshop in Manchester

Experiences make the best presents and even more so when they’re shared with friends so I was delighted to be asked to teach a private spoon carving workshop for a lovely group in Manchester as their joint Christmas present. Starting … Continue reading

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Ash splint flower basket commission

I recently finished this ash splint basket commission in time for Christmas. My client had seen a basket being used in an online video and asked if I could recreate it from a screenshot. The basket is woven from english … Continue reading

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Ash splint pack basket 2021

Here is the latest of my ash splint pack baskets which I’m super pleased with. The basket is 18″ high to the rim and 14″ wide at the belly. Woven from pounded English ash splints and fitted with veg-tan leather … Continue reading

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Rural skills weekend – scything demo in Staffordshire

On Friday I’ll be doing a scything demonstration and offering have-a-go sessions at Silverdale Country Park as part of their rural skills weekend. It’s a fabulous site and should be a brilliant event. Some of the activites require booking at … Continue reading

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Wildflower propagation tutorial video

I first taught Rachel and Mike at Broadrake how to scythe in 2013 and over the years it’s been amazing to watch their meadow develop. A big part of that has been due to Rachel’s amazing propagation of wildflower species. … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in Yorkshire feedback

Lovely feedback from the Learn to Scythe course at Broadrake in Yorkshire this week. Dear Steve – just a quick note to say many, many thanks for such an excellent scything course yesterday. It was truly wonderful, perfectly organised, and … Continue reading

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Aire Rivers Trust scythe course

I had a great day in Bradford teaching volunteers for the Aire Rivers Trust how to scythe in order to manage a new meadow which they are establishing. Sam Riley-Gunn, the project officer sent this great feedback: I can honestly … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe place available

Due to a cancellation, 1 space is available on my Learn to Scythe course at Slaidburn in Lancashire on 23rd July. To book, please email stevetomlin8(at) gmail.com

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Scything drone footage

Many thanks to Andrew Brown for taking this aerial footage with his drone during the scything improvers’ course in Cumbria

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Learn to scythe student video

Here is Martin on his first day of scything, easily cutting a terrific swath through the meadow. My teaching methods can help you learn to scythe easily and efficiently even if you are a complete beginner, visit my Learn to … Continue reading

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