Leek Buttons Our local town, Leek, was the centre of the button industry as early as the 1600's, the Death's Head wrapped button being one of the most common types. Three different Leek buttons will be made on the workshop, similar to the ones pictured.
Suitability This workshop is suitable for beginners. Please note that the buttons require tight winding and therefore a degree of dexterity is required.
Date(s) Monday 9th April 2018(fully booked) Monday 4th June 2018 (fully booked). Please contact us to register your interest in future dates or to join a waiting list for the above evening(s).
Times 6.30 pm. - 8.30 pm. Arrival:- from 6.15 pm.
Location Betty's Sewing Box Cokayne Avenue Ashbourne DE6 1EJ (Parking at the premises or on the street immediately opposite).
Refreshments Tea/coffee and home-made cake will be provided, part way through the evening.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment will be provided.
Cost £20 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop We shall be using button bases and hand-dyed variegated cotton perle thread to make the Leek buttons.