10.00am - 4.00pm
Do you struggle to find the buttons you like? Perhaps you need some unusual buttons for a special project? So come and make your own!
Polymer clay is a fantastic material for making buttons. In its raw state, colours can be mixed to suit and shapes can be easily textured and moulded into a huge range of shapes and sizes. Once baked, it's machine washable and lightweight, so if you are a stitcher, carder, knitter or felter - or just enjoy learning a craft, this course is for you.
Jo will explain and demonstrate how to make your own moulds; prepare and condition the clay; select and mix colours; shape and texture your buttons; make holes or add shanks and how to bake and finish your creations. Handouts summarising the techniques will be provided.
Students will spend their day trying each of the methods demonstrated whilst developing their skills, choosing their favourite styles and making a range of their own buttons before baking at least 3 dozen assorted beauties to take home!
Materials, use of all tools and equipment required and refreshments are included in the course fee.
You may want to bring…
A camera/phone to record your progress
A notebook and pen
A pack lunch
Course dates for 2019
Tuesday 16 July - fully booked
Thursday 1 August
Monday 2 September
Sunday 13 October
Friday 8 November
Saturday 7 December
New class dates are often added by request, and will be advertised here and in my monthly e-newsletter. If you would like to be kept up to date with workshop and other news, subscribe here.
My workshop classes have a maximum of six places for polymer and just four for silver. This ensures that everyone gets plenty of support and help when they need it, and everyone can work at their own pace. There is no minimum number of students required before a class will run so please don't be concerned that once you have booked, your class might be cancelled. Once you have paid, I will send you a Course Information Sheet which is your confirmation that I have received your booking. It includes a detailed map and tells you what to expect on the course and what to bring so, look out for this in your inbox!
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch here or ring me, Jo, on 01566 784713.