Making It with Rocking-Horses by Anthony Dew (book)
The intimate Story! Almost 50 years ago Anthony Dew set out to revive a near-defunct craft &, together with partner & wife Pat, build a lifestyle enterprise, as designers & makers of wooden rocking-horses, that would be fulfilling, sustainable & profitable. “A must-read for anyone trying to juggle family, business and creative endeavours.” Lara Stafford, Theatre of Science. This remarkable & personal story of unprecedented success in the face of flood, fire, bureaucratic obstacles, near-death experiences, & tragedy will make you cry, wonder & laugh. 150 pages, over 75 photographs & drawings.
How this was made
By distilling into words (as well as pictures) nearly 50 years as designer, maker & restorer of rocking-horses.
with Craft Courses since 2021Message the maker
Anthony Dew has devoted almost fifty years to designing, making and restoring wooden rocking-horses, founding The Rocking Horse Shop near York. ‘The Complete Rocking-Horse Maker’ distills a life-time’s skill and knowledge of the craft and includes rocking-horse projects for all abilities as well as chapters on history and restoration. ‘Making It with Rocking-Horses’ tells the personal story of the development and practice of the craft and its impact on the people involved.
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