• 07714 643362
  • info@ginabsilkworks.co.uk

18th Century Thread Buttons (11 June 2018) Workshop

£ 55.00 each
5 items in stock
Add to cart
  • Description

Date: Monday 11 June 2018 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Gina-B Silkworks' Studio (Corby Glen, Lincolnshire)

Learn how to make a selection of 18th century buttons is a relaxed and friendly workshop.

This workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate makers.

This workshop will teach you how to make some of the classic passementerie button designs of the 18th century. This of course will include the Death's Head, as well as other wrapped and woven designs. If time allows, we'll look at some of the more complex designs too, such as the Maccelesfield star and designs from Diderot's Encyclopedia.

Numbers are kept low to allow one-to-one teaching if needed. All workshops are relaxed and everyone can move at their own pace. 

Materials will be supplied, however please bring reading glasses if you need them, and a small sewing kit & scissors if you have them. 

*Car parking is limited - if you are car sharing (or arriving by taxi), I can increase the number of attendees (to a max of 10). Please get in touch so that I can allocate all spaces.



All workshops include hot drinks and water as well as cake or biscuits. Bring your own lunch - this is a country location with no facilities within walking distance.

About the venue:

The studio is part of Gina's home and situated in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

It is located approx 3 miles from the A1 (Colsterworth), 4 miles from Corby Glen, 12 miles from Grantham. When booked, you'll receive directions.

Car parking is limited, but off road. There are no external facilities (ie shops, bank, etc) within walking distance, so you will need to bring with you what you need. We are surrounded by lovely countryside if you wish to spend your lunch break in the fresh air (weather permitting of course!).

Coming from further afield? Corby Glen and outlying villages Swayfield, Irnham and Burton Coggles all have pubs that have rooms and Colsterworth has a Travel Lodge. Nearby places to visit include Woolsthorpe Manor (birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton), approx 2 miles away, and the Willoughby Art Gallery in Corby Glen.


There are no stairs, however wheelchair access to the toilet will be difficult due to narrower doors and a smaller WC.

Workshop fees are non-refundable. If you wish to pass your ticket onto someone else, please let us know. If we have to cancel a workshop we will try and find an alternative date, but if this is not possible we will refund in full. 

You must provide a phone number where we can reach you on the day of the workshop just in case of illness or unforeseen problem delaying the session.


Remember, Gina is now able to book in one-to-one or smaller private group sessions at the studio - please get in touch with your requirements.

About Us

Gina-B Silkworks designs and produces a variety of craft kits, books, DVDs and other items with an emphasis on handwork & passementerie (textile trimmings). We also stock a range of tools & materials for these crafts.