Dorset and Death Head Buttons & More (In-person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 10:00AM—2:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $60.00

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Dorset buttons

Join instructor Katherine Buenger for an exploration of button-wrapping techniques. You will learn about button styles that were popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries and still make for beautiful styles today.

Whether you create your own garments and have a hard time finding the perfect button or you want to make a brooch or an ornament, this class is for you. Learn to make make a variety of buttons that are both practical and/or decorative. Dorset-style buttons are made on a ring wrapped in thread. Beads and needle knotting are added to finish. Death Head buttons are rings or discs wrapped with yarn to form different patterns.

You can use the techniques to make ornaments for holiday decorations or gifts, too!

Students should bring: 

  • Small sharp scissors
  • reading glasses if needed

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School

Cost Details
Tuition: $50
Material Fee: $10
Total Cost: $60

Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!