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Dorset Buttons - Lovely British Buttons for Your Sweaters & Garments with Judy Donovan (9/28/24 1:30 PM)

Dorset Buttons - Lovely British Buttons for Your Sweaters & Garments with Judy Donovan (9/28/24 1:30 PM)

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Dorset buttons were thread-decorated buttons made by artisans in the UK, from between 1622 and 1850 , prior to the invention of machine-made buttons. This workshop will focus on the basic "wheel" Dorset button that can be made as plain or as fancy you like. The technique starts with a plastic ring--in the preferred size for the finished button--which gets embellished with yarns or embroidery threads or even beads to make a tiny work of art. Dorset buttons can be made with leftover yarns, crochet thread or embroidery floss to match your cardigans or jackets, or made into earrings or necklaces. make them just for the fun of creating a pretty object! Students will make at least one button in class and will leave with the basic instructions on how to make more.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2024 1:30-4:30 PM

Supplies:

  • This is a great class for using up leftover yarns, crochet cottons or embroidery floss. Students who don't want to buy the kit (see below) should bring a tapestry needle and yarn(s) or threads that fit through the needle and several 1" (or larger) plastic white bone rings.

Optional Materials Fee: $5 - Includes 5 plastic rings for making Dorset Buttons plus a tapestry needle and choice of colorful yarn or thread from instructor's collection. Payable directly to instructor on day of class. Cash only - exact change appreciated.

Homework: None 

Skill Level:  All levels. 

Judy Gelzinis Donovan

Judy Donovan