Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All Levels Welcome
Finishing, World Traditions
Nothing can enhance your knitted garment more than beautiful buttons. Hand made Dorset buttons have been around since the 1600s. They are as gorgeous and versatile now, as they were then. In this class we will discuss the history of these needle crafted beauties, share some great examples, and learn how to make buttons that will enhance any garment they adorn. We will also discuss practical aspects of attaching them to garments, as well as ways to use them for other purposes and gift items. Although the buttons are based upon simple embroidery and needle weaving
techniques, no knitting or sewing skill is required. All you need are patience, and a willingness to learn! You will leave with at least one finished button, and the knowledge and information to make many more.
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):
Button ring forms will be provided at no charge. Some kits with all the materials will be available to purchase from the instructor.