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Cartwheel Dorset Button Drop-In Workshop – Threads 2024

June 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Gini during Threads Textile Festival to learn the 400 year old traditional craft of Dorset button making!

Gini will teach you the 400 year old traditional craft of Dorset button making. Dorset buttons are made with just a ring, tapestry needle and thread. These can then be used as buttons on your own clothing or made into beautiful pieces of jewellery!

All materials included.

Suitable for ages 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


Please note: This is a drop-in workshop so pre-booking is not essential, but is advised.


About Gini

Gini has been a Buttoner for over 30 years, designing and teaching this traditional craft all over the world. Her designs always have a modern take on the traditional.

Gini won Kirstie’s handmade Christmas in 2020 in the handmade decoration category.

Course terms and booking conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.



This workshop will be held in the Gallery which are accessed by a flights of stairs or the accesable entrance through the Gallery Shop. There are wheelchair accessible toilets within the Gallery building.


This event is part of a series of workshops and talks taking place during Sunny Bank Mills’ Threads Textile Festival. Visit our Threads Website to see what else is happening across the weekend!

Book more workshop tickets directly through Eventbrite by visiting our Threads Collection.


June 8
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom