Every year I attend a range of shows around the South East. There is one new show for me this year. I will be explaining how my chair making courses work and you can try out the chairs that can be made.
28-31 March 2019
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London. N22 7AY
A big London craft fair, with a huge range of exhibitors!
2-6 May 2019
RHS Wisley Gardens, GU23 6QB
One of the top shows in the country at a beautiful location!
22-23 June 2019
The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9DB
A brand new show for the Guild in a delightful location.
24-26 August, 2019
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
Telephone: 01580 200888
I missed this show last year, but always one of my favourite shows. The gardens are well worth exploring and excellent food available too!
19-20 October, 2019
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
A new show for me, but the last two years have been very successful for the Guild.
22-24 November, 2019
The Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9GH
I attended this show last year for the first time and am keen to return this year. The associated jewellery show is amazing.
30 November – 1 December, 2019
Midhurst Rother College, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
The perfect pre-Christmas show!
No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.
Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.
Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.
Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.
“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015