24th February 2011

Courses

Scythe Courses 2018

This page is managed by Steve Tomlin, SABI Training Coordinator. For enquiries please contact Steve: stevetomlin8@gmail.com  http://stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/learn-to-scythe/

Courses by region

Teachers marked * have attended the Scythe Teachers’ course held at the Somerset Scythe Festival. This 2 day course teaches is taught by Simon Fairlie, Christiane Laganda, Phil Batten and Steve Tomlin. It covers the methods and practicalities of teaching the use of the scythe including a strong emphasis on safety. Attendance on the course does not imply recommendation of a teacher by the Scythe Association.

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North England

Steve Tomlin*
stevetomlin8@gmail.com  SteveTomlinCrafts.wordpress.com/learn-to-scythe
Practical, fun courses covering all the skills to use and maintain your scythe. I am an internationally respected scytheexpert, Learn to Scythe and sell scythe kits. I can travel to teach you or your group at your venue.
Subscribe to my newsletter for more dates. Email stevetomlin8@gmail.com  to book

  • Learn to Scythe 1st June or 22nd July at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
  • Learn to Scythe 2nd June or 10th August at Sedbergh, Cumbria £80
  • Peening workshop 12th October at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80

 

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Wales

David Kuegler*  Parry’s Meadow, Orcop HillHereford
Learn Scythe, Sharpen & Peen, meadow, & mowing around trees. Steve Tomlin’s ‘Learn to Scythe book’, is covered. Home cooked lunch on course (John Letts ‘bread’). Will travel to teach in your Field or Orchard.  1:1 or up to 1:6….as one client said this last year: “I feel empowered”
Scything equipment provided, Scythe Kits to purchase; made to fit peening pony & meadow products.
Learn to Scythe @ Orcop Hill, Hereford, Course Dates: (from £50.00, including lunch)
  • April 7th, May  12th, July 7th, Scything, Sharpening & Peening
  • April – August drop-in evening sessions, Wednesday 5.30-7.30pm
  • June Special Scything Day TBA, Hereford

 

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South West England


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South East England

 

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East Anglia

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Scotland

Steve Tomlin*, Cumbria, England stevetomlin8@gmail.com  SteveTomlinCrafts.wordpress.com
Steve has taught several courses in Scotland, as far north as Caithness. Email to book a group workshop at your own venue and Steve will travel to you which is much more economical. Read about my scythe course near Ellen, Aberdeenshire.

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Ireland

 

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Channel Islands

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National

If you have a group of friends and your own grass, the following teachers can be booked to come and teach at your own location.

Steve Tomlin* Cumbria stevetomlin8@gmail.com  stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/learn-to-scythe
Courses across the UK for beginners and improvers , run by an internationally respected mower and tutor. I have been teaching since 2010 and am the author of the Learn to Scythe book, the first practical instruction manual for the Austrian scythe.

Philip Batten*, Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, Carmarthenshire
scythecymru@yahoo.co.uk  www.scythecymru.co.uk
Learn to scythe or improve your skills. Workshops give you lots of hands on experience; a chance to “try before you buy” or get your own scythe set up well; a visit to a smallholding where the scythe is integral to the management and is used year round in a variety of situations.

Chris Riley* chris@pratensis.net 07719 691312
Experienced scythesman and trainer. I mainly deliver beginners’ courses in the Wessex area, but sometimes it can be feasible to go further afield. Austrian scythes available for purchase. See web site for more information
www.pratensis.net

Fiona Pollock * Guernsey and Channel Islands
fionapollockuk@yahoo.co.uk or 07781 435 395
Based in Guernsey but willing to island hop upon discussion. Individual and group lessons available for beginners or improvers. The scythe is a diverse tool that can be used in a variety of situations. You will learn the foundational skills necessary to get going confidently with the scythe. I stock and sell scythe kits.

Andrea Gilpin*, Wild Meadow, Discoed, Presteigne, Powys
hello@wildmeadow.co  www.wildmeadow.co
Learn to scythe with ease and flow. Covering all aspects including peening. Scythes provided and available to purchase. Practice on a variety of terrain and vegetation. At the end of the day we can also look at the various areas on site and chat about how to establish and maintain a flower rich meadow.

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