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Dorset Button Making with Debbie McCann – Wee Yarn Designs

Friday 9th August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

£35.00

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Dorset Button Making
Dorset Button Making with Debbie McCann - Wee Yarn Designs
£ 35.00
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Dorset Button making began in the 1600s in Shaftsbury, Dorset. It became a thriving cottage industry promoting independence and security for many women and families. Sadly, the introduction of the button making machine in 1851 caused the industry to go into decline.

Dorset Button making is now considered a heritage craft, and once mastered can be adapted to create everything from beautiful buttons to jewellery and decorative art.

In this workshop participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery!

Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own ideas which might be a piece of jewellery, set of buttons or dreamcatcher to take home.

All  materials will be supplied. Refreshments included.

The workshop space at The Craft Room is on the first floor, accessed via a short flight of stairs.

Details

Date:
Friday 9th August
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Cost:
£35.00
Event Category:
Website:
thecrafroomni.com

Venue

The Craft Room
24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
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Phone:
07718 924166
Website:
thecraftroomni.com

Organiser

The Craft Room, Newtownards
Phone:
07718924166
Email:
info@thecraftroomni.com
Website:
thecraftroomni.com