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Beech Leaf Noyau

Three weeks gone by already? Thankfully my friend Barbara reminded me it’s time to get the beech leaves out of the gin and turn it into noyau. Continue reading

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Anna Karenina – just the scythes

Sit through 3hrs of frocks just to see some folk mowing a field for 1 minute? Not even if it’s your friends mowing in a Hollywood movie with the snaths you made yourself? Sorry, I always said I’d wait until … Continue reading

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May Whistles

May Day is here so why not use these simple instructions to make a May Whistle, a traditional Cornish craft and use it to Ring in the Summer? Continue reading

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A use for young beech leaves

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There’s more to trees than just wood – the bark, sap, fruit, seeds and roots are all useful. Yesterday I was out collecting leaves for a project I’ve been wanting to do for a few years. Continue reading

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Wooden Christmas card

I don’t really do Christmas and on December 25th I shall hopefully be up on a Lakeland fell enjoying the glorious emptiness of the place but for my mum it’s an important celebration so, as much as our views may … Continue reading

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The New Materialism

From time to time I ponder my own dichotomy of being, on the one hand a very unmaterial person and, on the other, a craftsman trying to sell things to other people. Over time I’ve realised that there is a … Continue reading

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SteveTomlinCrafts & Scytherspace together

Some of you will already have noticed that I have brought my Scytherspace site and blog into the SteveTomlinCrafts site. As well as making them easier for me to manage this will mean that you now get posts all year … Continue reading

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Scything for ITV Countrywise

I spent the afternoon today being filmed for a piece on scything with Paul Heiney as part of a new series of Countrywise on ITV. It was great fun to do but very busy without the time to really teach … Continue reading

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Meadow patterns

The 15th July is an important date for a lot of farmers as it’s the first day you can cut your meadows if you are in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme. This means that everywhere you  look the fields are … Continue reading

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Scythe, rhymes with..?

Well, Blythe of course – or even blithe, come to think of it.

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