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Scything Miss Whalley’s Field in Lancaster

The scythe is a brilliant tool for volunteers and I’ve taught groups involved in managing community orchards, meadows, allotments and conservation sites across the UK. Scything is safe, quiet and allows everyone to work at their own pace. Last week … Continue reading

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Fan bird carving course in Derbyshire

Fan birds are a little known craft in the UK. Each one is made from a single piece of wood with the wings folded out from the solid wood. People often think that they’re incredibly fiddly and too difficult to … Continue reading

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Spoon carving in Yorkshire

My most recent spoon carving workshop for beginners was at Broadrake Bunkhouse at Chapel-le-Dale in Yorkshire. With views of Inglebrough and the Ribblehead Viaduct, the gorgeous Bunkhouse to stay in and the fabulous lunches, it’s one of my favourite venues … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop at RHS 2019

Four people joined me last weekend for a couple of days at RHS Harlow Carr in Yorkshire to learn how to carve wooden spoons. We started with making cooking spoons and introducing the axe and knife skills needed to work … Continue reading

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Spoon carving courses in Manchester 2019

Following on from the success of my recent spoon carving workshop in Chorlton, Manchester, I have added a couple of extra dates for courses in 2019. Saturday 22nd June 2019 Saturday 23rd November 2019 Book your place via the Eventbrite … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop in Manchester

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Like a hot knife through butter (cups)


Come to the meadow and learn to mow easily and quietly with an Austrian scythe. Continue reading

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Scything and Spoon carving workshops at Burmieston, Perth & Kinross


Grab a last minute course at the wonderful Burmieston Steading in Perth and Kinross. Learn to scythe or join us for a day of green wood spoon carving. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in Manchester

Learn to Scythe in Manchester
An extra chance to learn to scythe this summer in a fabulous meadow in south Manchester. Book your place now! 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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