This was our third year at Ringwood School, and it proved to be an extremely successful day for everyone. We had a new show entrance this year through the gazebo which we borrowed from our friends at "Ringwood Woodcarvers" and the layout inside the main hall was different thisyear and the visitors seemed to flow around the show very well. We had a larger seating area in the dining room this time which everyone appreciated and we were able to utilise the entrance foyer for some new displays. There were several brand new exhibitors this year which proved very popular.


The entrance gazebo

Overall view of the show
the new entrance for 2014 manned by matthew with kevin moody in the foreground
Overall view
overall views of the show with mike tuck in the centreof the right picture talking to harry beaves
Pennys Patches
the quiltmakers "pennys patches" have gone for a tea break leaving husband doug in charge of their fantastic display of needlework

Dining room

Mandy Staple
the new dining room where refreshments are availanle
mandy staple from hedgerow crafts demonstrates pyrography
Brian Waters Ringwood Woodcarvers
brian waters talks about bending horn on behalf of the hants & dorset stickmakers
a small part of the fantastic ringwood woodcarvers display
Jackies Leathercraft
Paul Brayshaw spoon carving
Jackie broomfield from "jackies leathercraft"
paul brayshaws display of greenwodd spoon carving (sarah in the background not paul)
Sarah Pitcher
Character creations
sarah pitcher from "character creations" sets out her stall with some incredible work
some of sarah's clay modelling of dolls-house food, looks good enough to eat
Mike Wikins
birds and animals modelled by Mike WATKns using "multi-media" absolutely incredible
Charles Hutcheon
stuart bruton from "treenglass" presents his unique combination of glass and wood
charles hutcheon surveys his wonderful array of stickmaking equipment on sale
Dave Dibden
Ann Davison
dave dibden from "new forest coppice crafts"
ann davison with her jewellery displays
Chris Albray makes ropes Made closer
ropemaker chris takes a break with woodcarver stuart parker
our sponsor this year - see their shop in ringwood
Simon Watson hurdle maker
our hurdle maker simon watson stops for a chat
BACK TO 2013


Thanks to:

all those who attended the biggest the best dorset do so far.

also to graeme tuck for liaising with the chippy for the sausage & chips we all ordered

refreshments by dot tuck, jean street and helen fox with help from fiona

next year the dorset do will be on saturday 26th september

watch this space for exciting news of the exhibitors already lining up for next year