Dorset Buttons originate all the way back to the 18th century. Before plastic was used in buttons, folks would use very thin slices from animal horn to create buttons for thick wool coats.
We don’t use the traditional animal horn method in this workshop, but we will show you how to make a lovely button from modern materials. Lisa has mastered the art of the Dorset button making and will show you how to create a basic crosswheel pattern that can lead to more elaborate designs if you wish to continue the craft. (We are warning you, it is VERY addictive!)
Lisa will provide everything you need for the workshop PLUS a lovely pack to take home with you that includes everything you need to make another button.
Our teaching methods are very relaxed and we are often complimented on our welcoming environment, so please don’t feel unsure about coming along on your own to one of our courses. We provide lots of tea, coffee and fun!
On this brand new 2 hour course you will create a wall hanging, which can be used inside or outside. You will have access to a very wide variety of accessory glass.
You beautiful and individual pieces will be fired after the course and ready to collect about 2 weeks later.
This is a 2 hour course and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.
Try out a modern take on craft with this great workshop. Pick a mould (or make your own!) cast and finish your own tealight holder from concrete.
Lucy will guide you through everything you need to know to make a fun tealight holder. There’s lots of support and guidance on how to design something that looks fab, so don’t panic if you have no crafty experience.
Lucy will help you choose your mould, and teach you the tricks to mixing, dyeing, pouring and de-casting your handiwork. Our concrete tealight holders will take an hour or two to set once poured but don’t worry! We will have ready made holders for you to practise your sanding and painting techniques on.
You will leave the workshop with your finished and unfinished tea light holder, plus instructions, sand paper and paint to complete your work.
This fabulously fun course is 3 hours long and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled. We recommend you wear old clothes to this course as it is very messy. Gloves and face masks will be provided and MUST be worn, no exceptions. This course is suitable for 14 years old and above. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.