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Category Archives: fan birds
I’ve had a brilliant day teaching a group how to make fan birds. This is the third time I’ve taught fan bird carving at my workshop in Cumbria and I’ve made some modifications to the way I teach which really … 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
It’s time again to get out to Brantwood House on Coniston Water for their annual Winter Craft Fair on 10 & 11 Nov, which this year features my fan birds on the flyer. I’ll be in the Studio upstairs with … Continue reading
What a great weekend of courses, on Saturday I ran another of my Learn to Mow with a Scythe workshops on a glorious sunny day then on Sunday I was teaching a group how to carve fan birds. I’ve been … Continue reading
For the ‘Working Woodlands’ exhibition at Farfield Mill in Sebergh last month I made some fan birds and, to make them a bit more special, I tried out an idea to add colour to the wings. I think the results … Continue reading
It’s a nice feeling anytime someone buys something I’ve made: the idea that the person likes my work enough to want to swap some of their own time, skills and labour (through the exchange medium of money) for some of … Continue reading