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Early Bird!

Dorset Buttons – a Traditional English Craft


Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 01/17/22. There is a $4 kit fee which will be collected during class.

With Catherine Redford

Mar 5, 2:00-5:00pm

Dorset button making.

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Dating back to the late sixteenth century, Dorset buttons are a great way to embellish your quilting project and knitwear. Finish them as jewelry pieces if you wish. They are functional too!

Start the class by making the traditional Blandford cartwheel to learn the basics before discussing some variations, including a fan-style button and the Maltese Cross. Catherine will show you how to include beads and will finish the class with a look at styles inspired by vintage buttons of the 1950s.

A $4 kit fee will be collected by your instructor during class. Correct change is appreciated.
The kit includes rings and needles

Supply List
• 3 weight perle cotton (at least 15 yards) OR fingering weight yarn (at least 15 yards)
• Scissors

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Liz T.
Excellent class

Catherine is a very patient teacher, and extremely organized for on-line learning. Our two hour class was well paced, plenty of time for questions and repeat demonstration of the techniques. The presentation Catherine had prepared was fascinating, lots of history and general information that was very useful. Dorset buttons are very addictive- I’ve made all of the rings I’d ordered and am now waiting for more supplies.

Linda C.
Dorset Buttons

A wonderful class, learned a beautiful art.