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August 2022

North Down Craft Collective at Comber Pop-Up Shop

Tuesday 16th August 2022, 10:00 am - Saturday 20th August 2022, 4:00 pm BST
Comber Pop-Up Shop, 4 Castle Street
Comber, County Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

The North Down Craft Collective will be in residence at Comber Pop-Up shop from Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th August 2022. Artists and makers will be demonstrating, showcasing and selling their work each day from 10.00am - 4.00pm. The Pop-Up shop opened in February of this year with the aim to provide small businesses with the opportunity to meet their customers and dip their hands into the world of retail. Over the week there will be 20 artists and makers…

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May 2023

Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 18th May, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

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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