The county of Dorset, England, became famous for residents’ production of thread buttons in the 1600s – and since then, styles of these versatile buttons have expanded greatly.

Learn how to make a traditional cartwheel button from thread or yarn, plus instructions and hands-on experience with a few other designs. As a bonus, learn how to make a ball-shaped Yorkshire button!

Several colorful Dorset buttons

Class will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, from 9 – 10:30 am.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee $30.  Register online and submit $10 via PayPal to reserve your spot. Bring the remaining $20 (cash, check or PayPal) to the first class.

Special offer – sign up for both morning classes and get $5 off the second one!

Materials to bring (optional):

  • Small sharp scissors
  • Heavy thread or fine yarn you’d like to use

Instructor will provide:

  • Rings
  • Needles
  • Thread/yarn and all other materials
  • Handout

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.
Enter through the double door off Morris St. (south side of building).