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June 2023

Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 29th June, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35.00 6 tickets left

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…

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