Shaker Village

Craig just shared a link with me that I wanted to pass on. It’s a Flickr slideshow of a Shaker style village at Pleasant Hill, in America. There are some stunning photos depicting a very simple country lifestyle with some fantastic shots of people making brooms, showing spinning wheels and also weaving. Gorgeous woodwork throughout. 


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  1. I have been lucky enough to have visited Pleasant Hill twice now. As a woodworker, this is just mecca. Extraordinarily simple but beautiful – I think it’s the proportions which are so well thought out. If you’d like to see more pics, let me know. I also bought a very nice pattern book there so I could bring Shaker style back to New Zealand. I have admired their work for decades and I would love to introduce it here using local woods.

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