Sunday, 25 May 2014

Woodworking workshops at KDF

The Kensington Dollhouse Festival is now over. I took workshops with Geoff Wonnacott with the intention to improve my skills in woodworking. I'd like to be able to make some furniture for my Art Nouveau dollhouse. As it would take more than three days to learn all those techniques, I'm still a long way from the goal...but I keep training ! The knife box and the Chippendale corner cabinet are far from finished but I will fix the problems soon. I think that my inlay is not clean enough, on the box, and I have hinging problems on the cabinet.

But, these are little trifles, as, on the bright side, I have met a lot of very nice ladies during this time. Yes, mostly ladies, with the exception of Geoff.

I've bought a new chair by Kim Selwood, a model from Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, going back to 1883. But I didn't like the leather and I replaced it with a William Morris design - a kit I bought from Nicola Mascall.

For now, I have made some improvement in the Cabinet of Curiosities and they will be the last before September. Once again we are moving - from London to another borough of London - and the house will be packed soon.




  1. Ooooh lucky you to be able to take classes from Geoff! I am pea green with envy. ;-)) I LOVE the corner cabinet. Please post more photos when you have your projects finished. I would love to see them.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful class to take, I also look forward to seeing more of your goodies when you get settled into you new home.

  3. L'atelier avec Geoff Wonnacott devait être formidable et le résultat semble vraiment superbe !! La chaise est également une pure merveille, surtout avec cette tapisserie. Je vous souhaite bon courage pour votre déménagement, j'en sors justement et ce n'est vraiment pas évident surtout pour les miniatures.
    Une belle fin de journée,

  4. Hi Dominque! Moving is never easy and can be quite stressful. I hope that it all goes smoothly for you. I am always so WoWed by your work and delicate craftsmanship. Your chair and the corner cabinet look very good to me. I look forward to seeing how you finish and use them both in your wonderful little house, but I do hope it will sooner than September.


  5. I havent any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. Cut The Wood - Woodworking DIY Blog