Shaker Chairmaking Workshop at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, Kentucky

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Class Group Picture
June 2008 course at Pleasant Hill Shaker village, Kentucky
Class Group Picture
May 2008 course in Canterbury New Hampshire

Course Comments

Peter and Patricia
Well, it is finally done, photographed etc. It was a lot of fun working with you and the end result is very satisfying.

Stuart C. Blanchard
(May 2008 class at Canterbury New Hampshire)

Chair making was always a mysterious and seemingly out of reach skill.
Thanks to you and your class that has changed and I will be forever grateful. Your class was one of the most fun, enjoyable and informative classes I've ever experienced.
For all the above I thank you.

(May 2008 class at Canterbury New Hampshire.)

Thank you for offering such a wonderful course. How wonderful is evidenced in the fact that this 5'2", 104 lb, grandmother and complete novice successfully made a Shaker rocker!

Peter and Patricia Hindle are experts not only in their craft but also as educators. I felt supervised but not smothered. Willing help was always at hand. The workshop was well equipped ( except for that vise Peter wants...) and organized. I not only learned a great deal I also had fun and felt confident that I would leave with a beautiful chair from the first moment of class.

My more experienced class mates were awesome. They shared their knowledge and love of their craft so graciously. I am truly impressed at their patience and willingness to help.

Letter received.from Connie M. MacCaughelty, Tennessee after the course at Pleasant Hill.

2 seater settee and stool
2 seater settee and stool made by John Moore of Mouresville Indiana on Pleasant Hill chair class. Seat and back woven by Anne Moore using (7/8)" wide Flame stitch tape and 1" dark blue tape.
John has attended six consecutive Ashem Crafts chair classes at Pleasant Hill Kentucky since 1998 and has made several different Shaker chairs.

Completed 4 slat Shaker Rocking Chair with shawl rail. Seat woven in 1" Natural and Hunter Green Shaker Tape. Made by Mr. Tom Blanck of Nicholasville, Kentucky at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village