A comprehensive and practical guide to working with an Austrian scythe. Perfect if you cannot attend a course or as a reference guide following tuition.
Learn to Scythe Courses 2019
3 August at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
Peening Workshop 11th October, Slaidburn £80
More dates to follow
You can also book me to teach 1-to-1 or group workshops at your own venue. See the Learn to Scythe page for more info.
Tag Archives: fan bird
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
As much as I wish you all could, I realise that not everyone can get to one of my courses to learn how to carve fan birds. So, to help spread the craft wider, I’ve created a downloadable pdf on … Continue reading
A day carving and folding wood to make fan birds. Continue reading
A lovely weekend carving and folding wood to create bird decorations, smiles and memories. Continue reading
What do you do when you’re invited to give a demonstration and teach an afternoon workshop for 15 hobby woodcarvers? I was asked to do just that for the Lancashire branch of the Woodcarvers Association and decided to give them some carving they’d never seen before. Continue reading
I had a wonderful start to my summer of teaching with several different craft courses within the space of a week. Continue reading
Elvaston Castle Wood Festival is probably one of the best shows in the country for seeing top-class craft in action and I’m always thrilled to be invited to demonstrate there. This year I was showing visitors how to carve fan … Continue reading
I’ve had a brilliant day teaching a group how to make fan birds. This is the third time I’ve taught fan bird carving at my workshop in Cumbria and I’ve made some modifications to the way I teach which really … Continue reading
With Christmas approaching I’ve been busy preparing fan birds which are popular as decorations and gifts this time of year. At shows during this summer, a few people have asked how they’re made and not completely believed that they’re just … Continue reading