‘A very big thank you from us all for such an interesting evening last night. Everyone really enjoyed it . . . I think you can pat yourself on the back for having really inspired us. I have a feeling buttons will feature strongly in some of the work people will be doing!’ Lizzie Bird, Secretary, Lochalsh SWI
Why attend a TJFrog Workshop?
As a qualified teacher, trainer, workshop facilitator & coach, with over 20 years experience delivering workshops in people development, I love to get out on the road & use these skills to transfer my knowledge of & promote, the traditional craft of Dorset Buttony.
Dorset Button Workshops focus on learning the history of Dorset Buttony & the most famous Crosswheel design, using the four techniques of casting, slicking, laying & rounding. Longer workshops explore further designs with the opportunity to make a brooch or bracelet.
If you would like me to run a Dorset Button workshop at your yarn shop, yarn festival, SWI or WI group, or with a group of friends, please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.
‘Thank you for the course last night, great fun & now addicted! I had to make another one this morning in between cooking breakfasts at my B&B!’ Alison West
Past workshops have included 2016 & 2017 Edinburgh Yarn Festival in aid of The Teapot Trust, local workshops near my home on the Isle of Skye at The Handspinner Having Fun, as well as further a field at The Makery, Bath & Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver. Demonstrations in Dorset Button making were given at Woolfest 2017 whilst 2017 was also the first year that TJFrog conducted a workshop for a group of tourists enjoying the craft delights of Skye.