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The Country Seat, Inc.
1013 Old Philly Pike, Kempton PA 19529
610-756-6124 - weaving@countryseat.com - www.countryseat.com

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Angie will be vending at the PA Weaving Odyssey so the shop will be CLOSED Wednesday, September 12th through Saturday, September 16th.
All orders received during that week will ship starting Mon, September 18th.

Thanks for understanding!

Store & Office Hours:
NEW 2017 HOURS:

~ Monday - Friday 10 - 4 PM

~ First Friday of every month - CLOSED (Guilds and groups - this is a day for you to come visit! Let us know.)
~ Saturday - Open SELECT Saturdays only - see our Calendar Page for the entire year's Special Holiday Hours & Closings.
Please be sure to check before planning your next visit.

Always Closed on Sunday

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Please note: We are open only select Saturdays. Please check our Calendar Page. All our events, normal and special hours for the year in one place.

Due to rising inflation, manufacturing & shipping costs around the world, the cost of materials & products is rising, often with no warning & with every new order. We never increase our prices unless our supplier increases their product pricing. Some price increases we can absorb, some we cannot. Prices are subject to change without notice. The online catalog is always current. Thank you for understanding.
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Our store is located in beautiful, rural Kempton, PA, just 6 miles off of Interstate-78. It is fully stocked with basket making and seat weaving supplies as well as completed baskets, woven ornaments, marbled silk and silk/wool blend scarves, woven and beaded jewelry, gourd art, woven seat foot stools, porch rockers and chairs, ready to become special gifts.

Burgundy Hill Apple Basket Kit Bins and shelves hold hoops & handles and all types of reeds. Finished baskets hang from the ceiling and fill every available space. An extensive line of wires and dyes are found on revolving peg boards. Specialty items such as Artificial Sinew and unusual materials like: long leaf pine needles (dried brown and dried green - great for dyeing), 4 ply Irish Waxed Linen in 32 colors (full spools or 25ft. bundles) and willow peel are available. Many basketweaving tools, including Weaverite™ tools with stainless steel tips and hardwood handles, fids and other awls, Japanese Bonsi basket shears (the best available, they will last for years). Shaker tape is available in 2 widths and 15 colors. Wooden slotted bases, dividers and slotted wooden bases with dividers are all available along with patterns for specific sizes, including a pattern for a coin holder with a slotted wooden base and special lid to drop the money through. Towel bar handles with pegs or brass hooks and needlework handles are available in several sizes. We also carry lines of mini stencils, rub-on paint transfer designs and clear acrylic mini stamps (you can see right through them for perfect placement every time!) great for baskets. We carry over 850 books & patterns. If you'd like to take a closer look at all of our products, please see our secure on-line catalog.

Look through our specials boxes with one-of-a-kind handles and special purchases. Take a seat at our pattern table and browse through our many interesting patterns. See kits and patterns in finished form. Head home with many new ideas.

Splint, Cane and Rush Chairs for Sale at 
The Country Seat, Inc. We are no longer taking on reseating projects. Please check your local phone book for refinishers in your area. They often know local people who do reseating. For reseating in the Lehigh Valley area try Denise Mill in Emmaus at: e-mail, (610) 417-1975 or Anita Hahn in Nazareth at: (610) 759-0116.
Or purchase the materials and try it yourself with one of our informative instruction books.

Our attic is filled with new stools in various styles, stains and seats. Also, many old chairs and rockers, that have been refinished and reseated, are available for sale.

Purchase a Gift Certificate for a friend - good on all of our items in the store and catalog.

While you shop, the rest of the family can visit local attractions (click here for a list with web links), such as Hawk Mt. and WK&S Railroad. Close by are Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, the Reading Outlets, PA Dutch attractions and several major cities. If you are planning a trip to visit us, please ask for our Local Accommodations & Attractions List.

We hope you keep us in mind when searching for a special and unique gift.


Use this map to locate The Country Seat, Inc. in Kempton, PA
To view a larger sized map, please click here.

We are located North off Exit 35 (old Exit 11), Interstate 78, halfway between Allentown and Reading PA, in the far North East corner of Berks County.
Directions:
  • From the NorthEast:
    Take Interstate-476 (NorthEast Turnpike Extension) South to exit 56 (Lehigh Valley). West on Route 22 which will join with Interstate-78. Proceed West to exit 35 (Lenhartsville Route 143), turn LEFT and go north on Rt. 143 exactly 4 miles, turn LEFT at crossroads (gas station on your right) and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From the NorthWest:
    Interstate-81 South to exit 138 (McAdoo Route 309), turn RIGHT and go South on Route 309 for 9.5 miles (from the bottom of the exit ramp) to Route 443 West (traffic light). Turn RIGHT and go 6.6 miles to Route 895 West. Turn RIGHT and go 4.3 miles. (Look for the blue Hawk Mountain Sanctuary sign - if you get to Route 61 and the traffic light, you missed the turn). Turn LEFT onto Hawk Mt. Road, go across the RR tracks and river, up and over the mountain and down the other side. Proceed for 7.3 miles, the road will make a sharp bend to the left (look for farm on left with blue silos). Turn LEFT onto New Bethel Church Road and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • Traveling South on Route 61
    - turn LEFT (use the "all turns from right hand lane" before traffic light) onto Route 895. Proceed 2.5 miles to the intersection of Hawk Mt Road (look for blue sign - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary). Turn RIGHT, go across the RR tracks and river, up and over the mountain and down the other side. Proceed 7.3 miles, the road will make a sharp bend to the left (look for old farm on left with blue silos). Turn LEFT onto New Bethel Church Road and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From the Pocono/Shawnee area:
    Route 33 or 80 South to Route 209 South. Follow 209 South to Route 248 East (turn LEFT at traffic light). Take Route 248 East to stoplight (at bridge), turn RIGHT and cross bridge. Proceed straight ahead up hill (DO NOT turn left onto Route 873). Follow (you are on Mountain Road) to Route 309. Cross Route 309 and continue to Route 143. Turn RIGHT onto Route 143 South, continue past the signs for Kempton. Turn RIGHT onto Hawk Mt. Road (gas station on left) and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From the Southeast:
    Interstate-476 (NorthEast Turnpike extension - #56 Lehigh Valley exit) or Route 100 North to Interstate-78. West on Interstate-78 to exit 35 (Lenhartsville, Route 143), turn LEFT and go North on Route 143 exactly 4 miles, turn LEFT, onto Hawk Mountain Road, at crossroads (gas station on your right) and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs. (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From the Southwest: Route 61, Interstate-81 or Interstate-83 north to Interstate-78. East on Interstate-78 to exit 35 (Lenhartsville, Route 143), turn LEFT and go north on Route 143 exactly 4 miles, turn LEFT at crossroads (gas station is on your right) and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From Interstate 78 (both East and West):
    Take exit 35 (old exit 11), Route 143, North (turn LEFT at bottom of exit ramp) for 4 miles. You will come to an intersection, there will be a gas station on your right, turn LEFT and follow our brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From North Route 309 Area:
    Take 309 South to Route 143 South, continue past signs to Kempton until you come to an intersection with a gas station on your left, turn RIGHT and follow our brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).
  • From Route 222:
    Turn onto North 662, after approximately 2 miles, bear right onto Route 143 (will be a Y intersection while Rt. 662 slightly bends to the left), follow Route 143 North. Bear right (just after the town of Virginville) to stay on Route 143. Route 143 will merge with Old 22 at a stop sign on the edge of Lenhartsville. Turn left onto Route 143 and turn RIGHT at the stop sign in the "town center" of Lenhartsville (gas station on left, Deitsch Eck restaurant on right), from this point proceed 4 miles. You will come to an intersection, there will be a gas station on your right, turn LEFT and follow our brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).

These are good alternative routes if you need to bypass I-78. Please read this information when traveling from the East or West. See above for the normal interstate directions and directions from other areas.
Old Route 22 runs parallel to I-78. You can see I-78 almost all the entire time.

TRAVELING FROM THE EAST: Watch for Exit 49 - Foglesville/Trexlertown - it will be after you have come through Allentown. This is Route 100 (2 exits) - take the FIRST exit for Route 100 North. At the end of the exit ramp, move immediately to the left lane and proceed to the first stop light (less than 1/4 mile - you can see it from the exit). Turn LEFT at the light (this is Old Route 22). Stay on this road for approximately 14 miles.
OR Exit 45 - New Smithville - turn left at end of ramp - to stop sign - turn right onto Old Route 22.
OR Exit 30 - Krumsville/Kutztown - turn right at end of ramp - turn left at blinking light onto Old Route 22.
When traveling on Old Route 22, you will get to a 4-way stop/flashing light continue to the next stop sign (another 5 miles) in Lenhartsville. This will be a 3 way stop sign with a hardware store on your left and a hotel "Deitsch Eck" on your right. Make a RIGHT hand turn. You will go under I-78 and proceed 4 miles to an intersection with a gas staion on your right. Turn LEFT onto Hawk Mt. Road and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).

TRAVELING FROM THE WEST: Take Exit 23, Shartlesville - turn RIGHT and proceed to stop sign. Turn LEFT onto Old Route 22. Follow Old 22 through Shartlesville (stay to the left at the Y) and Hamburg. A long decline will take you into the town of Lenhartsville. This will be a 3 way stop sign with a hardware store on your right and a hotel "Deitsch Eck" on your catty-corner left. Make a LEFT hand turn. You will go under I-78 and proceed 4 miles to an intersection with a gas staion on your right. Turn LEFT onto Hawk Mt. Road and follow the brown and white "The Country Seat" signs (go 1.2 miles, turn RIGHT, go PAST the church, turn LEFT on the first black-top road, proceed past the red barn, turn RIGHT onto the black-top driveway and drive up the hill to the large red building).

Note: Please DO NOT use GPS, Mapquest or Yahoo directions without also looking at the above directions. Automated direction services often do not know exactly where we are.

Use this map to locate The Country Seat, Inc. in 
Kempton, PA, Berks County
The Country Seat, Inc. is represented by the dot to the left of the L in the word Lehigh, in South Eastern Pennsylvania, Berks County.

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The Country Seat, Inc.
Basketry, Gourd Weaving & Chair Seating Supplies
1013 Old Philly Pike
Kempton, Pennsylvania 19529-9321 USA
Phone: 610-756-6124
e-mail: weaving@countryseat.com
Fax: 610-756-0088
web site: www.countryseat.com

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