Events and Workshops
To find out more about my Dorset Button Workshops taken in my new studio with fantastic views please click on the blue button.
The Heritage Craft of Dorset Buttons
All day Workshop
You'll jump right in to learn the techniques of making these lovely thread buttons. During the day participants will learn how to make two different Dorset Buttons. The morning Session will be spent working on a traditional Dorset Cartwheel Button. Leaving the afternoon Session to use the techniques gained to work a further button using a contemporary design such as the Daisy pattern. All workshops will take place in my studio, which has been referred to locally as 'Anna's button studio', in Donhead St Mary on the Wiltshire/Dorset boarder.
This is a full day workshop from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Lunch is not provided so please bring your own packed lunch.
For full details and dates please go to my experience page on AirB&B
Friday 2nd – Tuesday 6th August 2019
Arts and Crafts Association Annual Exhibition
The Dorset Arts and Crafts Association was founded in 1907and is one of the oldest in the country. The Association is dedicated to the promotion of traditional and modern arts and crafts and organise an exhibition with twenty-four different craft sections including one for Dorset Buttons under the section for Traditional Dorset Crafts. This is an opportunity to help keep the heritage craft of Dorset Buttony alive by exhibiting your work. Look for the Traditional Dorset Crafts Section for details.
Venue: The Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PF
Time: Friday to Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm. Tuesday 10am - 4.pm
Cost: Adults £5.00, Senior citizens £4.00, Children aged 6-16 £3.00, Children under 6 free, Families (2 + 3) £12.00, Pre-booked coach parties £3.50. Free for Members of the Association.
Details: Dorset Arts and Crafts Association
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019
Dorset Artisans Craft Marquee
Dorset County Show
Dorset County show Dorset Artisans Craft marquee featuring handmade quality arts and crafts from Dorset, including Henry’s Buttons Dorset Buttons.
Venue: Dorchester Showground, DT2 7SD
Details: for full details go you the Dorset County Show website
Saturday 17th August – Sunday 26th August 2019
The Studio, First-View Gallery at Stourhead
Three artists who regularly exhibit together have invite me to join them at this year at their summer exhibition in the Studio at Stourhead. This is a first for me and will enable me to show my larger one off pieces of work all with a Dorset Button theme.
Venue: The Studio, First-View Gallery, Spread Eagle Courtyard, Stourhead, Stourton, Wiltshire BA12 6QE
Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Details: To find out more about the gallery click on First-View Gallery