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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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Countryfile scythe lesson

A look behind the camera during the filming at Brantwood House when I was asked to teach John Craven to scythe for BBC tv’s Countryfile. I would have preferred to give John some instruction in advance but they wanted it ‘live’ … Continue reading

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Scythes on BBC tv – Countryfile

This week I got a call asking if I would teach John Craven to scythe for an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile programme. They were filming at Brantwood House and focussing on John Ruskin’s work in training and education. My recent … Continue reading

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Dawn Mowing at Brantwood House

Time, once again, for the ‘dawn mowing’ at Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin.  Last year, Sally Beamish invited early-rising north west scythers to join her in the beautiful lakeside hay meadow, to mow and prepare for the first outdoor theatre … Continue reading

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Scythe weekend at Brantwood House

On 14-15 July I will be teaching a two-day scythe workshop with Paul Kingsnorth at Brantwood House on Coniston Water. During the weekend you will learn the art and craft of scything in one of the most iconic settings of … Continue reading

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Spoons, birds and baskets at Brantwood

I had a lot of fun at the weekend running my stall at Brantwood House. It was a beautiful weekend and something of a shame to spend it indoors but we were fortunately in a brilliant location in the Studio … Continue reading

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Brantwood Winter Fair

Next weekend I’ll be at Brantwood Winter Fair at Brantwood House, the former home of John Ruskin. There’s an interesting range of craftspeople attending with demonstrations and have-a-go sessions. I’ll be there with bowls, spoons, chairs and fanbirds for sale … Continue reading

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Dawn mowing at Brantwood

Sally Beamish, Estate Manager at Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin and perhaps the most idyllic house in the Lake District,  invited the north-west scything group to a dawn mow of a lakeside haymeadow which is at present cut … Continue reading

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