Online Dorset Button Workshop
The joy of Birdseyes and Singletons
This workshop will concentrate on the Birdseye and Singleton buttons.
It is thought that Birdseye buttons are one of the earliest of the Dorset Button range together with the High Tops and Dorset Knobs. Singletons were supposedly named after the Dorset family that first made them.
Birdseye buttons are made using just fabric and thread. Wire rings were introduced in the 1730s and two further types of buttons were added to the range including Singletons which are made with wire rings, fabric and thread.
To work both buttons your will need:
Materials required for this workshop:
For the Birdseye button:
For the Singleton button:
You will also need a sharp ended large eyed needle, sewing thread and pair of scissors.
Items marked with * will be included in the kit
During the workshop, I will aim to:
offer a bespoke help - even online
adapt the lesson to you
assess everybody's needs & expectations
The session will start with welcoming you all, introductions, and a short introduction to the history of Dorset Buttons cottage industry.
Once you have registered, I will send you a worksheet a few days before the workshop. If you require materials all the items with an * will be included in my packs. Please give at least seven working days for delivery if in the UK, at least two weeks if from overseas.
Once you have booked your place I am unable to give any refunds unless you give me three weeks notice to enable me to re-advertise.
Book your place.
Workshops are £22.00 each
Don't forget to add materials if you require them. One kit per workshop booking.
The Joy of Birdseye and Singleton buttons
Tuesday 8th June 2021
4.00pm - 6.30pm