Hand Sewing Dorset Ring Button Workshop - Fleet Library - Tuesday 20th August 2024


Regular price

Hand Sewing Dorset Ring Button Workshop

Fleet Library

Tuesday 20th August 2024

10.00am to 12.00pm

£20 including tuition and materials

Use Hand sewing to create a heritage Dorset Crosswheel Ring Button.

You will practice the skills required to produce a traditional crosswheel Dorset Button.

You will learn the stitches and techniques required to hand sew your own ring button for clothing, jewellery or decoration, whilst being in a friendly, classroom setting, with likeminded people.

You will go on to make your own crosswheel Dorset Button, to take home with you.

Learning Goals: (by the end of the course you will be able to…)

  • Describe the 4 steps to create a Dorset Button
  • Perform casting to cover the ring in blanket stitches, using a long length of thread, catching the end of the thread under the initial stitches
  • Lock in the stitches after covering the ring
  • Demonstrate slicking the stitches when the ring has been filled
  • Practice Layering and Centralising the spoke stitches
  • Use Rounding Backstitch to fill in the button

About the Course

During the workshop you will learn the sewing skills and steps required to create a Dorset ring button – casting, slicking, layering, centralising and rounding. You will make a traditional crosswheel button to take home.

The process of being creative can bring numerous health benefits and general feelings of wellbeing. Research shows that taking up Sewing can help, amongst other things depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, insomnia and raising levels of happiness.

Who is this course for:  anyone with an interest in sewing, complete beginners and more experienced sewers are all welcome!

Previous Knowledge or Experience: This course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity, you are required to be able to thread a needle.

How will I learn: Discussion, demonstration, and independent sewing in a friendly classroom environment.

What shall I bring:

  • Embroidery darning needle
  • Embroidery thread of your own colour choice (tutor will have some available)
  • Small embroidery scissors
  • Paper and pens to make notes
  • Fabrics required to produce your own Dorset Ring button are included. Extra rings can be purchased from the tutor (cash)
  • Please feel free to bring embroidery thread and darning needle

Where next?: Dressmaking, Patchwork and Quilting, Art, Crochet and Knitting.

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made:

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course

If you have limited mobility which could affect your ability to safely self-evacuate, please let us know when booking.

No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws less than 4 working days before the start of the course.

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

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