Tania Ashton Jones / TJ Frog

Tania Ashton Jones is a Dorset Button maker, designer and hand knitter.  Brought up in Dorset and now living on the Isle of Skye, Tania’s creative business TJFrog loves contributing to keeping alive the traditional skill of the handmade Dorset Button, a cottage industry dating back to the 1600s.  Tania makes buttons and various accessories using Dorset Buttony techniques and loves sourcing a variety of different yarns and choosing a design to best showcase the yarn.

Dorset Button making is a fantastic creative skill that involves using our hands to make a beautiful small object that can be used functionally or to embellish. Their size, action of making and simplicity of beauty make this a great project to explore creativity and support wellness.

DORSET BUTTONS: THE CROSSWHEEL

Learn about the techniques and history of the heritage craft, Dorset Button making. Using rings and beautiful hand-dyed yarns, we'll start with the four techniques of casting, slicking, laying and rounding to make the famous Crosswheel design. With these techniques mastered there will be an opportunity to explore other stitches to make your own design.

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners

Materials Required: None - all materials included

Workshop Duration: 3 hours

Date / Time: Saturday 3rd August 2019, 10am to 1pm

Price: £57.50 Workshop + Saturday Entry / £63.00 Workshop + Weekend Entry / £50.00 Additional Workshop (only valid if purchased AFTER purchasing a different Workshop + Entry ticket)

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DORSET BUTTONS: ADDING BEADS TWO WAYS

This workshop builds on all the techniques taught in the Dorset Button, The Crosswheel workshop.

Beads are a great way to add extra colour, texture and a bit of sparkle to Dorset Buttons. Using rings and beautiful hand-dyed yarns this workshop will explore two ways in which beads can be incorporated to add a different dimension to Dorset Buttons.

Skill Level: For people who already know the basics of making Dorset Buttons or have previously completed a Crosswheel workshop

Materials Required: None - all materials included

Workshop Duration: 3 hours

Date / Time: Sunday 4th August 2019, 1.30pm to 4.30pm 

Price: £57.50 Workshop + Sunday Entry / £63.00 Workshop + Weekend Entry / £50.00 Additional Workshop (only valid if purchased AFTER purchasing a different Workshop + Entry ticket)

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