One-to-One Scythe Tuition at Somerset Scythe Festival

Christiane Lechner and Steve Tomlin will be running a small number of one-to-one workshops in mowing and peening at this year’s Somerset Scythe Festival on 16-17 June 2012 at Thorney Lakes, Muchelney. You can learn to improve your scything with individual attention and detailed tuition or and learn to peen the blade under expert supervision.

1-to-1 Mowing Tuition with Christiane Lechner – £15 for 45 mins.

For  people who have already completed a beginners course, this is an opportunity to get more advanced individual advice and training. During the session your mowing style and grass situation will be analysed to optimise the scythe setup.  You will then be shown how to align your body, resulting in less strain and a more efficient & effortless mowing style.  Christiane is a well-known figure and teacher at the Scythe Festival which she has been attending since 2009. She teaches the mowing section of the Scythe Teacher’s course, has been a yoga teacher in Austria for 13 years and learned mowing from Peter Vido in 2002.

Only six places available: Saturday 16 June at 17:00, 18:00 & 19:00. Sunday 17 June at 07:00, 08:00, 09:00.

Please book with Christiane directly to arrange a time for the one-to-one session:c.lechner[at]stn.at

1-to-1 Peening with Steve Tomlin – £15 for 45 mins.

A sharp blade is necessary for easy mowing and peening the edge is an essential skill. Individual attention from an expert will help you whether you’re a beginner looking to take your first steps or someone keen to develop your freehand peening. Steve has been mowing since 2005 and has studied peening with experts from the Austrian scythe factories. He has taught jig and freehand peening to dozens of beginners and improvers around the UK and Europe. In 2012 he established International Peening Day to promote the skills further.

Only six places available: Saturday 16 June at 17:00, 18:00 & 19:00. Sunday 17 June at 07:00, 08:00, 09:00.

Please book with Steve directly to arrange a time for the one-to-one session: steve-tomlin[at]hotmail.co.uk

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About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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