#133 Kelly Brandt – Handmade Buttons: The Dorset Crosswheel Button Half day Wednesday pm $50

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$50.00
#133 Kelly Brandt – Handmade Buttons: The Dorset Crosswheel Button Half day Wednesday 1-4pm  Pavilion Center  $50 Skill level: Beginner.  Be prepared for close work with finer threads.  Contact Kelly directly with any questions at  616-374-7176 or kellybrandt@yahoo.com. Workshop Description:  Before commercial buttons were widely available, clever home makers fabricated...
$50.00

#133 Kelly Brandt – Handmade Buttons: The Dorset Crosswheel Button

Half day Wednesday 1-4pm  Pavilion Center  $50

Skill level: Beginner.  Be prepared for close work with finer threads.  Contact Kelly directly with any questions at  616-374-7176 or kellybrandt@yahoo.com.

Workshop Description:  Before commercial buttons were widely available, clever home makers fabricated intriguing buttons at home. In the English county of Dorset, shepherds cut rings from the horns of their Horned Dorsets to turn into fashionable sophisticated buttons in the style called Crosswheel. The seamstresses covered the ring of horn in intricate patterns with threads or finely spun yarns. Enhance your custom garments or make into unusual jewelry.

Students should bring:

Your glasses if you wear them for close work. Water to drink. A health mask if you wish. Battery operated extra lighting if you wish.

Homework:  None. 

Material fee: $15  Includes decorative threads, rings, fabrics, needles and thread, and monograph. 

Class Limit: 12

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