Polymer Buttons Workshop
February 2019

Christina Craig led this workshop in February 2019.

From the outset there was a great deal of interest and a lot of initial discussion around materials and tools. Overall, those taking part not only had a great deal of fun but found that making Polymer Buttons was a wonderful workout for hands and fingers!
Christina laid out all the requirements and buttons very quickly began appearing in the photo album.

 

Annie Perkins, who lives in the Cotswolds, blended some red and purple to get a darker bluer red, then used yellow and blue to match a cushion cover she had just finished

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Jenny E, from Elliminyt, New South Wales, Australia, made lavender buttons that beautifully matched some fabric she had – she found the process addictive and fun.

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Matching buttons to fabrics or other objects was popular. Katy Barrett, from the Channel Islands, made buttons to match a Fair Isle project she had knitted.

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Netherlands based Marja Heuvelman had a shot at making "knitted" effect buttons — it was not as easy as she had thought it might be, but the results are stunning!

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Pat Wyatt created lovely flower buttons using bright pink and green clay.

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Using monochrome clay resulted in buttons just as lovely as those made with the coloured clay.

Wendy, from Stroud, shared her lovely collection of black and white buttons.

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South Yorkshire based Ann Littlewood made some oval shaped buttons in the first week using black and white clay.

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In the final week of the workshop she posted an image of buttons she had made using up leftovers of coloured clay.

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