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Craft Course - Parquetry Patterns 1

students at work

Suitable for complete beginners.

Students will learn basic parquetry (geometric marquetry) techniques while cutting designs for either coasters, key fobs or a pen box. Designs covered include checkerboard and closed basket-weave. Finishing and polishing will be discussed, but it may be necessary for the items to be completed after the course - either by the student or tutor.

Topics Covered include:

pen box with basketweave design

The photos show students cutting veneer strips ready to make up a pre-assembly and an example of a closed basket-weave design on a pen box.
Below, assembling closed basketweave and checkerboard designs from pre-assemblies.


assembling a checkerboard design  assembling a basketweave design

QJS Marquetry
15 Newport Road, Eccleshall, ST21 6BE
01785 850614