Tag Archives: 2012

What Joe Wright really thought of the scythers

It may have only got 12 seconds in the final movie but it’s nice to know that the time we spent on Salisbury Plain in 2011 filming the scythe scenes for Anna Karenina was appreciated. We certainly made an impression … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina filming photos

It may have been out for a while now but Christiane only just went to see Anna Karenina (2012) at her local cinema in Austria last week which brought back some great memories and reminded me that I’ve never posted … Continue reading

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Brantwood Winter Craft Fair 2012

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

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2012 video

Many thanks to Richard Brown of Emorsgate Seeds and SABI chairman for this wonderful video from the Green Scythe Fair in Somerset. We’ve been looking without success for a traditional scythe song that we can sing while mowing in a … Continue reading

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Scythe Teachers' course 2012

This year I was invited to teach part of the course for people wanting to teach how to mow. These have been running since 2010 and I’ve been involved throughout, consulting on the content and working behind the scenes, especially … Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2012

It’s over a week ago now since the Somerset Green Scythe Fair but I’ve only just got chance to sit down and go through all my photos having spent most of last week in Edinburgh for the Royal Highland Show. … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina trailer

Last summer I was commissioned to make snaths for the scythes used in the new Anna Karenina film which will be released this autumn. With other mowers from the UK community we also worked as extras in the filming of … Continue reading

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Hay Time Scything Event in the North Pennines 2012

I have been invited by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty (or ‘AONB’) Partnership to run a two day Learn to Mow course as part of a Hay Time Scything Event on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July taking … Continue reading

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