Online Dorset Button Workshop
During this 2½ hour session, participants will learn how to make a ‘thread’ button called a Dorset Cartwheel Button, similar to the top image.
During the workshop, I will aim to:
The session will start with welcoming you all, introductions, and a short introduction to the history of Dorset Buttons cottage industry. I will then outline the four stages that go to making up one of these buttons:
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and I will cover some of the more difficult parts of button making such as how to keep your spokes evenly spaced, show you how to keep your centres in the centre, and when and how to join threads.
Whilst you are working on your buttons, I am available for questions and any help you may require. You will have a time to share your experience with the group and learn from each other.
Materials required for this workshop (not supplied):
Once you have registered, I will send you a worksheet a few days before the workshop. If you require a ring, thread or needle please give at least seven working days for delivery if in the UK, longer 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 only.
An afternoon of Dorset Buttony
The Cartwheel design
Time: 4.00pm - 6.30pm
Tuesday 13th April
Museum of East Dorset
10.00am – 12.30pm
Zoom Dorset Button workshop. Tutor Anna McDowell. This workshop will support this lovely museum. Please keep an eye on my website for details or go straight to the museum's website at museumofeastdorset.co.uk/events/