Tag Archives: UK

Ash splint baskets course in Surrey

Last month I was invited down to Surrey to teach a group of fine furniture makers how to make ash splint baskets. Aidan Turner runs a school for aspiring furniture makers and wanted the course to broaden the students’ experience … Continue reading

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Ash splint basket making workshop in Wales

I was invited to north Wales to teach ash splint basket making to a group as part of the Halkyn Mountain Living Landscape project which is educating people about their local area and crafts associated with the landscape. Ash splint … Continue reading

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Traditional hay rake making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Shaving heads, knocking teeth – we had a great time at Stott Park and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as it sounds. Continue reading

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The vital wedge

It’s the subtle details of setting up your scythe that make a huge difference so don’t lose your wedge. Continue reading

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Ash splint wall baskets

A small number of y beautiful ash splint wall baskets now available. Continue reading

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When scythes go bad

The scythe season is rapidly approaching and I hope I’ll see you on one of my Learn to Scythe courses where you’ll learn to set up, sharpen and mow for the maximum effectiveness and enjoyment. One of the trickiest things … Continue reading

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Ash splint basket making film – My father's tools


A beautiful short film about ash splint basket making. Continue reading

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Ash splint basket course in Cornwall

Ash splint basket making UK
Learn to weave ash splint baskets in Cornwall 17th -18th March 2018 Continue reading

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Scythes in Manchester stained glass


Do you see what I see? Continue reading

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Scything in North Cumbria


Scything, sunshine, smallholder. Continue reading

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