Make your own dorset button necklace

Make Your Own Dorset Button Necklace

The Course

Design and make your own Dorset button necklace. The course includes materials and a workbook to take home to continue your work. If you do not finish the necklace during the day, depending on what the design, but the bulk will be done, and you will go home with enough information to finish at home. Suitable for beginners, and for people wanting to increase their skills, or learn some different button styles. 

The Tutor

Jen Best was taught by her Grandmother to make Dorset buttons, to knit, crochet, sew and embroider. A few years ago she learnt to spin and felt. Her addiction to wool and woolly pursuits has lasted for over 30 years. She has been teaching buttons for almost as long as she has been making them. She designs knitting and crochet patterns, all involving Dorset buttons. She also designs Dorset button jewellery and button kits.

Participant Information

The tutor will provide all the materials and instructions to take home. You might however like to bring notebooks and scissors. 

Fee & Refreshments

£70 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

Book course



Sun 28 August 2022






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