Polymer Button Making
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Make some creative finishing touches for your fibre arts by working with polymer clay to make buttons, for sewn knit or woven clothing. Also we make pins and sticks for buttonless sweaters and wraps.
You will learn to use clay, work with colour, how to shape and cut.
You will leave class with a complete kit to continue making buttons, including tools, selection of coloured clay and instructions.
Workshop Fee: $45
Materials Fee: $8
Materials to Bring: Any projects for which the student wishes to make buttons or a pin.
Instructor: Carolyn Barnett
Carolyn learned to knit and sew as a child in England, and has been an artisan for 35 years, 33 of which have been on the knitting machine. She started Carolyn M. Barnett Designs after years as a Nursery School Teacher (ECE from Mohawk College) and one year of Fashion Design and Technique at Sheridan College.
Customizing knits has allowed her create costumes for Mervish Productions, Stratford Festival and TV commercials. Working in polymer clay and felt, Carolyn creates the buttons and pin closures for her knitwear and felted vests and jackets.
Teaching figures highly in her life now passing on her knowledge and skill with the knitting machine, polymer clay and designing for these mediums. Falling in love with technology led to also building web sites.
Carolyn grew in in England and went into Grade 11 at LCVI upon immigrating to Canada. She spent two decades in Toronto before moving back to Kingston in 1995.
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