Dorset Buttons Workshop with Gina B – April 28th 2024


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Dorset buttons workshop with Gina B

Join Debbie and Gina B and learn how to make four styles of Dorset buttons – kit included in the price.

Time: 10am – 3pm

About Gina – Gina Barrett has been making reconstructions of buttons, dress trimmings and other passementerie for museums and costumiers since 1999. Her work can be seen in a variety of museums, heritage sites & stately homes including the Royal Mews, the Royal Armouries, Historic Royal Palaces, Chicago Museum of Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum, English Heritage and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

She has provided buttons, ribbons and braid for an award-winning project at Perth Museum, and hundreds of buttons for the films “Napoleon” & “Sweeney Todd”. She has created buttons & trimmings for various series including “The Crown”, “Becoming Elizabeth” , “A Stitch in Time” as well as a few films yet to be released!

As an avid collector of antique & vintage textile buttons, Gina continues to research and to write about both old techniques and newly developed ones.




fabric (small piece)

a selection of rings (the button bases)



brooch pins


pattern sheet


Please bring your own scissors


Places are limited to twelve so please book early.


Location – Buckminster, Leicestershire

5, Buckminster Yard, Main St, Buckminster, Grantham NG33 5SB

Opposite the Tollemache Arms


Wheelchair access is available via a lift.

Please note: Half Yard Sewing Club Member discount not appliable to this ticket, but the discount will be available for members for purchases on the day.


Please purchase your ticket separately to other items online.


Contact the team if you have any questions or queries at

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