Tag Archives: Lake District

Wooden hay rake making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill

It’s always a treat to go up to Cumbria and spend some time in the Lake District, especially in spring when the countryside is coming to life. This weekend, I’ve been teaching a small group to make wooden hay rakes … Continue reading

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Spoon carving on honeymoon

At the end of last year I received this lovely request by email: “I am really hoping that you can help me. We are coming to the Lake District in February on our honeymoon. My partner is really keen to … Continue reading

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Learning to Scythe on Countrywise

For any of you who missed it or would like to see it again, here is my appearance with Paul Heiney on the ITV Countrywise programme. I’m pleased with how it turned out and think I managed to put my … 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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