Chairmaking – make a traditional Sussex chair with Mervyn Mewis

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Make a traditional post and rung chair with woven seating based on the Sussex chair. Learn how to convert fresh-cut timber logs into handmade furniture. Experience all of the making processes to shape the components with hand tools, woodturning lathes and steam bending, before assembling and weaving your seat with seagrass or cord.


Mervyn Mewis

Mervyn Mewis has been involved in woodlands and small scale production of furniture for over twenty years; following on from a combination of landscape conservation studies at Merrist Wood College (Surrey) and Birkbeck University (London) and with City and Guilds traditional carpentry training. Bringing these interests together in the form of traditional green (unseasoned) woodwork techniques, combining historic methods of working with modern design and function have led to nearly ten years of teaching and helping others to understand and learn these skills.


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