Polymer Clay Buttons

Polymer Clay Buttons


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.

I 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 for the course

All equipment, materials and refreshments are supplied on this workshop. You might like to bring:-

A notebook and pen

A camera/phone to record the progress of your work

A craft project for which you would like to make buttons

A pack lunch

Course dates for 2017

Sunday 15 October

Tuesday 14 November

Course dates for 2018

Saturday 27 January

Thursday 1 March

Tuesday 29 May

Friday 20 July


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