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Learning to scythe in buttercups

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Buttery conditions for my first Learn to Scythe course of the year.
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Learning to peen a scythe

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Seven years of scything – time to hammer those blades! Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe courses 2016

Learn scything courses 2016
Learn to Scythe in Cumbria in 2016:
27th May or 16th July – £80 To book a place email stevetomlin8@gmail.com Continue reading

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A weekend of scything

This weekend at Sprint Mill, the goats were the stars of the show.
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Learn to Scythe book feedback

My ‘Learn to Scythe’ book is a getting great reviews, whether you’re learning to use a scythe on your own or as a reference manual following a course. Continue reading

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Scything in Yorkshire

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Learning to Scythe at a private meadow near York. Continue reading

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Carving & Scythe course dates 2015


Why not learn a new skill in 2015 or buy a course date as a special gift for someone?
Come and learn to use an axe and knives or a scythe in the beautiful Lake District on a short course with a leading UK craft tutor.
Guaranteed fun with like-minded people in an inspiring setting, you’ll take home fantastic memories as well as your new skills. Continue reading

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Learn to peen a scythe workshop

scythe peening workshopI’ve just taught the second of two Learn to Peen workshops for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I’ve been teaching people how to mow with scythes in the park for a couple of years so it was thought that some specific peening courses would be useful to give some of those people confidence in peening which they could then pass on and spread through the networks we’re hoping to build here in the NW. Continue reading

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'Tai-chi' mowing with the scythe

A short video demonstrating the difference between mowing using your whole body to power the scythe. No frogs were harmed in the making of this film. Continue reading

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A month of mowing

July was my busiest mowing month ever, a whistlestop tour of some of the nicest meadows in the NW. Lots of sun, loads of nice people and I even had my portrait painted! Continue reading

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