I was first introduced to Marquetry by my dad in the late 1950’s when we completed a kit called “Evening Calm”. Over 50 years passed with no marquetry, when following retirement, from a lifetime in IT, I attended the 2012 “Crafts for Christmas Show” and signed up for the 2013 Beginner’s Course at LMG. I was delighted when my course kit, Tudor Rose Coaster, won 3rd Prize in the 2013 Yorkshire Show Novice (Applied) section and 5th in 2014 for my draughts set. Then, finding a kit on the Internet called “Evening Calm”, yes the same one, I was delighted to win the SPA Laminates Trophy (Beginner’s Kit) in the 2014 Seaton Cup Club Competition.
Now, no longer a beginner, I have a long way to go to catch up with the experts at the Club but can see what you can produce, if you stick at it. Thanks to all those who have offered help and advice.
I am currently a committee member and membership secretary.