New English Workshop is not a company, nor is it a charity or a guild, it's one of those wonderful collective momentum things that just happen because enough people think it's a brilliant idea and offer their support.
The concept, to enrich the craft of fine furniture making by promoting and encouraging traditional methods through training and education, is entirely wholesome and the more I learn about it the more convinced I am that it will be an unparalleled success.
They are not going about this lightly; the first New English Workshop project is a summer school to be headed up by hand tool woodworker, author and teacher Christopher Schwarz from the United States and centred around his book The Anarchists Tool Chest.
The venue, Warwickshire College, is centrally located, well equipped and has an admirable reputation for producing first rate furniture makers.
The summer school is scheduled to run from 21st - 29th July.
21st - 25th Anarchist's Tool Chest
28th - 29th Dutch Chest
If you would like to register an interest in attending, or be kept abreast of new developments, follow the link below to the holding page and drop them an email. You may not get a reply immediately but will be contacted as soon as further information is available. A facebook page and New English Workshop blog will follow shortly, we will be adding links from this page as soon as they are published.
Here are the links for the N.E.W. website and blog: