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How to make Dorset Buttons
web seminar with Kate Larson
Join us for this webinar!For three hundred years, intricately patterned buttons were produced in Dorset, England. These small, soft buttons made by wrapping linen thread around a wire ring were common during Jane Austen's day. With the invention of machine-made buttons in the mid-nineteenth century, the Dorset button industry all but disappeared.
Join Kate Larson as she shares some of the history of Dorset buttons and guides you through making several button styles. Kate will show you how to make Blandford Cartwheels and introduce you to several easy variations to get your creativity flowing. Learn to use both traditional materials and modern knitting yarns to make beautiful buttons for your next project.
Plus! Included in this webinar is a demonstration of how to incorporate and add dorset buttons to a finished piece. Kate will show how this is done using the knitted Gold Hill Cowl, a free knitting pattern that comes with this webinar.
Crafters who should attend this web seminar include:
More about Kate Larson: Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches handspinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published articles and designs in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, and has contributed to several knitting books. She manages the Spinner’s Connection blog at spinningdaily.com. Find her at katelarsontextiles.com.
For me it was a total waste of money. I expected something like a life demonstration of the technique, not a slide-show, as a book or a magazine article it would be worth 4-5 stars.
Apart from the history - which isn't in printed form on the slide shown at that time, you can read the information yourself on the picture. There is quit enough time for that.
It is all in one film/video, it would have been nicer if you could jump to the part that interests you. I bought (subscribed to) a lot of online classes/seminars and there it is possible to see the lecture/part you're interested in separately or for the 5th time in a row until you get it.
I already reviewed once, as the review isn't positive it wasn't posted, so I am once again the first to review the webinar.
If you could give those who bought the webinar the slides (think PowerPoint-presentation) as a pdf-file to download I wouldn't feel so disappointed.
No wonder there was no short advertisement video for the webinar, I wouldn't have bought it had I been able to see beforehand what a webinar is...
(Posted on 8/8/2014)
(Posted on 8/8/2014)