Somerset Scythe Festival courses 2017

Why struggle?
Learn how to get your blades sharper and to scythe expertly

at the

Improvers’ Masterclass
at the West Country Scythe Fair
Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Langport, Somerset

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June.

a two day course for
• mowers with some experience who want to develop their skills;
• team leaders managing volunteers or staff;
• people who want to teach scythe use to others.

You will get personal attention from three of the most experienced teachers in the UK:
Christiane Laganda, scythe and yoga teacher from Austria;
Phil Batten, master peener and scythe competition winner from Scythe Cymru;
and Steve Tomlin, author of the definitive scythe manual Learn to Scythe.

The course covers:
correct set up of the tool; your mowing stance and style; sharpening, peening and repairing blades;
teaching and organizing volunteers and novices;
optional workshops on the English scythe, grassland management, and haymaking by hand.

The cost is £125 for individuals, £150 for organizations, £90 concession for unwaged.
Meals are provided. Camping on site is available.

For more information or to book, please contact Simon on
01297 561359 or scythes@myphone.coop 

Beginners’ Course
at the West Country Scythe Fair

Saturday 10 June.

With Kevin Austin, current scythe champion;
Andi Ricard,
current ladies scythe champion;
Chris Riley, a man of many hats;

The course covers:
correct set up of the tool; your mowing stance and style;
sharpening, peening and repairing blades;
optional workshops on the English scythe, grassland management, and haymaking by hand.

The cost is £60 including lunch.
Camping on site is available.

For more information or to book, please contact Simon on
01297 561359 or scythes@myphone.coop

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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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