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The Heritage Craft of Dorset Butttons

The Heritage Craft of Dorset Butttons

Duration:6.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

The heritage craft of Dorset Buttons originated in Shaftesbury in the 1620s, and became a major cottage industry throughout east Dorset. Dorset Buttons were replaced by buttons made by machines during the first half of the 1800s. I originally learnt the techniques of how to make the basic Dorset Cartwheel Button from a kit then developed my skills with the help of master Dorset Buttoners. I also…
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What we’ll do

You'll jump right in to learn the techniques of making these lovely thread buttons. During the day participants will learn how to make two different Dorset Buttons. The morning Session will be spent working on a traditional Dorset Cartwheel Button. Leaving the afternoon Session to use the techniques gained to work a further button using a contemporary design such as the Daisy pattern. This is…

What else you should know

If you are interested in arranging a booking and/or want to discuss what you would like to cover email me at dorsetbuttons@henrysburttons.co.uk.

What I’ll provide

Tea and coffee
All materials for making your Dorset Button

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New experience
£75 per person
New experience
£75 per person