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Knit a t-shirt bag with a Dorset button embellishment with Anna McDowell

Knit a t-shirt bag with a Dorset button embellishment with Anna McDowell

Duration: One day

Price: £60

Run by: Nicky Coates
at Walford Mill Crafts

Walford Mill Crafts
Knobcrook Road
Wimborne
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 1NL

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About the Course

Anna McDowell's aim is to help to keep alive the tradition of Dorset button-making. She uses original methods to make Dorset buttons using contemporary materials. She also tries out new designs and ways to use the skills of this heritage craft, and new ideas for using these lovely buttons. In this workshop to make a t-shirt bag, students learn how to cut t-shirts into strips of yarn, knit a bag and then make a Dorset button, which can be used as an embellishment and fastener. Students need to bring along a selection of three t-shirts to make the yarn, some sturdy scissors and a pair of 12mm knitting needles. Ability to knit is required.

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?

Some spare tools are provided. Tea and coffee are provided. Please bring a packed lunch or make your own booking with our on-site Millstream Bistro on 01202 842258. Please note that classes are held in the Learning Loft on the third floor accessed by three flights of stairs.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly