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January 5, 2012

not much happening yet in the new year

I’ll be teaching a button making class at Craigdarroch Castle in their traditional Victorian craft workshops

Saturday, January 28th   for information



Dorset buttons are probably the most recognized needle-woven buttons. They were made in a cottage industry in England from the early 1700’s until about 1860.


the class is only 3 hours long  but these buttons are fun to do and wonderful to use on handwovens or knitted items.


I’ll be teaching a second class on March 3rd when we’ll do something completely different.

more samples to come – stay tuned.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2012 1:04 am

    those are really pretty!wish i could attend.


  2. January 6, 2012 6:44 pm

    I wish, I wish I am there to take your workshop. I have been wanting to learn to make these
    Dorset buttons. Great job passing on the knowledge Jean.


  3. January 6, 2012 3:35 pm

    cool. i like how this technique blends into your work. and i can so see them fitting perfectly on an amazing garment.


  4. January 6, 2012 1:43 am

    This is a workshop that i would like to attend, very interesting.


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