Schedule July 14-16, 2023
Register at The Finnish Center
Meet and greet and registration!
Meet us at the
Nothing fancy planned, just a chance to socialize and wind down from your trip!
Meet our Hosts!
Pat Perkins :
Greenwood Windsor Chairmaking
Pat will demonstrate how he creates beautiful Windsor chairs
Chris, our resident of Gardner MA will present a talk on the history (and especially chairmaking) of the furniture industry in and around Gardner, MA
Learn more about repairing Hitchcock chairs. The original factory was in
Now located in Winstead, CT
Jen will demonstrate wicker restoration.
Heywood Wakefield had a wicker factory in Gardner, MA
Lynn will demonstrate weaving techniques on a Keene Porch Rocker.
New Hampshire was prolific in manufacturing porch rockers.
New England Style BBQ Dinner
After dinner enjoy the Revontulet Dancers! A Finnish Folk Dance group
Vote in new members, learn about the Guild
Tips and Tricks
Bring your favorite ideas to save time, different tools, anything about seatweaving or the business of it!
By the "Giant Chair" Gardner, MA