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.
I will explain and demonstrate how to make your own moulds; 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. Handouts summarising the day will be provided.
Students will spend the rest of the day making a range of their own buttons, experimenting with a wide range of techniques and methods before baking at least 2 dozen assorted beauties to take home!
Materials for the course
All equipment and materials are supplied on this workshop.
You might like to bring
- A notebook and pen
- A camera
- A craft project for which you would like to make buttons
Course dates for 2017
- Monday 10 July
- Friday 4 August
- Sunday 15 October
- Tuesday 14 November
Had a lovely day. Very inspiring and learnt a lot of techniques. Would come again.
LL, Barnstaple, Making Buttons with Polymer Clay
I have so enjoyed myself today. A sort of 'died and gone to heaven day'. Fantastic. Refreshments were great too. Thank you so much
VB, Lifton, Making Buttons with Polymer Clay
Having seen your display at Okehampton Show, I fell in love with the buttons. Therefore had to come on the course. The course was delightful and met with my expectations. I am thrilled I can now make some!!
WW, Crediton, Making Buttons with Polymer Clay
Brilliant day. Learnt and produced so much. Good handouts, friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to do some more.
SB, Bideford, Making Buttons with Polymer Clay
I've had a fantastic day. I loved every minute of it. Every second was spent learning and I was absolutely delighted with what I have made. Thank you so much.
AP, Doddiscombsleigh, Making Buttons with Polymer Clay