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.
Your tutor, Jo, will explain and demonstrate how to make your own molds; 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.
Having mastered these skills, students will spend time making a range of their own buttons, experimenting with a wide range of techniques and methods before baking at least 30 - 40 assorted beauties to take home!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Use of all tools, materials and equipment for the projects are included. Free private parking on site. You will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day.
If you are unable to make a published date, please get in touch as I'm always happy to run workshops on demand. No minimum number required and no extra cost.
B&B accommodation is available at Plowden Park - please get in touch for details, availability and prices.