Upcoming Craft Night Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Learn to Make Hand-made Buttons
There is scarcely, in the whole range of household articles, one of more general use or in greater demand than the button. It forms an indispensable accompaniment to almost every article of wearing-apparel belonging to both sexes. As a fastening for garments it is infinitely superior to the points and lacings which it has superseded; the former of these being no longer employed, and the latter scarcely used in the toilette except to aid in distorting the beautiful female form with that unnatural contrivance called Stays.~The Magazine of Domestic Economy 1841
What is a Dorset Button? It’s a handmade button made with thread and a ring base. This type of button originated in Dorset, England in the 1620’s and remained popular until the 1850’s. They were originally made using a ring cut from a ram’s horn, but modern versions use a plastic or metal ring. Learn the basics and start designing your own beautiful buttons!
Instructor: Deborah Hyland
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 7 pm
Cost: Free, but registration is required