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Button making with polymer clay

Handmade, colour-matched buttons, ideal for knitwear made at West Country Creative

Duration: One day 10.00am - 4.00pm

Price: £60

Book with: Jo Hunter
at West Country Creative Ltd

Plowden Park
Newton Down
Lifton
Devon
PL16 0AS
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About the Course

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 booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your 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 and unlimited tea and coffee are included. Free private parking on site. You will need to bring a packed lunch.

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.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th December 2019
Sunday 19th January 2020
Tuesday 18th February 2020
Thursday 19th March 2020
Saturday 11th April 2020
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Saturday 18th July 2020
Sunday 16th August 2020
Monday 14th September 2020
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Thursday 3rd December 2020

  • Accommodation offered
  • Child friendly
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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