Category Archives: SteveTomlinCrafts

Ash splint packbasket

The ash splints that I pounded this spring are working so well and I’m really pleased to have had another commission for this packbasket which I just finished. The basket measures 18″ to the rim with a top handle and … Continue reading

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Cherry salad servers

New salad servers ready for the summer! I’ve been using some of the lockdown time to work on my tiny back garden. It’s mostly flagstones but I’ve built a small raised bed along one wall and have got herbs and … Continue reading

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Ash splint harvest baskets for sale

I’ve been working on a few ash splint pack baskets lately, which has been great to keep me busy during lockdown. In preparation for them, I always like to make some smaller baskets which has resulted in a couple of … Continue reading

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Bending packbasket handles

The top handle of my pack baskets is a steam piece of ash which is fun to make and surprisingly quick once you’ve got used to them. It’s all small scale with the centre section just 6mm thick so care … Continue reading

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Scything workshop in Yorkshire Dales 2020

My scything season has been very disrupted by the current global situation so it was fantastic to be able to get out and teach a socially distanced workshop at a private venue in the Yorkshire Dales. Mike and Aelred were … Continue reading

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Upcycled greenwood stool seat

I love cycling around the city and using my bike to explore the countryside around me. Thankfully, I don’t go through so many inner tubes but my local bike shop clearly does and was very happy to provide me with … Continue reading

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Hand carved birch scoops for tea & coffee

If you’re like me then the first coffee of the day is a bit of a special occasion. I use it to punctuate my morning and the process of making it (cafetiere in my house) is a relaxing ritual to … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Woodland Festival 2019

I’ll be at Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle on 21 and 22 September 2019. This is a great day out for all the family with lots of fun activities for children, unique crafts and furniture to buy. Professional demonstrators … Continue reading

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Fan bird carving in Wales

Some photos from a course on how to carve wooden fan birds that I taught recently at the Woodland Skills Centre in North Wales. Fan birds are a tricky craft to get right but I have been developing my special … Continue reading

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Fan bird carving student

David came on my fan bird carving course earlier this year. He’d previously done some spoon carving but wanted to learn to carve fan birds to expand his skills after seeing me demonstrate fan bird carving at Elvaston Wood Festival … Continue reading

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