Workshop: button making with Polymer clay

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:14pm

Join Jo Hunter of West Country Creative for a one day workshop making gorgeous, tailor made buttons.

The event will take place in the warm surroundings of our studio and a light lunch and afternoon tea is included in the price.

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 day will be provided.

Participants will spend the rest of the day making a range of their own buttons, experimenting with a wide range of techniques and methods before baking them to take home.

All equipment and materials are supplied on this workshop but you might like to bring a notebook and pen, camera and a craft project for which you would like to make buttons.

To book a place please contact 01392 248938

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Poltimore House, Exeter

Event Date

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 10:00am