We have a whole bunch of new items at The Golden Button….
We had Drop In Art….
A little note to you…..
I just want to say thank you…. to all our wonderful customers and friends that support The Golden Button. Every single day I feel blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful and talented artists and such generous and fun customers. Thanks everyone for making my little shop so much fun!
We had a very busy and exciting weekend at the shop…
We had Embroidery class on Friday
and Foxes on Sunday (and a whole lot in-between) with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals!
Don’t forget to sign up now for April Classes!
Needle Felting: Gnomes is already FULL!!!
Keep an eye out for a second class.
We also have Knitting in April!!!!
I also wanted to share that we currently have a lot of needle felting supplies, roving, local yarns and much more,
but you should visit the Sheep Wool and Fiber Festival too.
To say thank you to all of our wonderful customers… beginning this Wednesday at 11 AM… We are giving away a print with your purchase! Your choice of limited edition screen printed animals (a fox, a duck or a bunny) Each is signed by me! (There are 30 prints up for grabs!) Also don’t forget to check out all our special items for Easter!
Here are some photos from our Beginners Sampler class the Old Town Hall in Southbury.
Sign up now for the Beginners Embroidery Class at The Golden Button starting this Friday evening!
Visit our classes and workshop page for more info!
The girls learned several basic stitches. Practicing first in their little books.
There are still a few spaces left for next week…..
Date: March 10, 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Old Town Hall Museum, Route 172, South Britain
Fee: This program is free, but registration is required. Please call 203-405-3124 to register.
On Sunday, March 3 and March 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Southbury Historical Society, in partnership with The Golden Button, will offer a special two-part needle-working program for youth ages 8 and older at the Old Town Hall Museum in South Britain.
In the first part of this program on Sunday, March 3, Kate Gorham, owner of The Golden Button in South Britain will teach children basic embroidery techniques, needle safety, stitches and how to apply them. Supplies are provided for the class and participants will begin by creating a “Stitch Book” for use as a guide. On Sunday, March 10, using the techniques and stitches learned, participants will create a simple decorative sampler.
Historically, learning to stitch a sampler – a decorative piece of needlework – was an important part of a schoolgirl’s formal education. Young girls made samplers as a way of learning embroidery techniques, which would be useful in clothes making and marking and repairing the household linen. Early samplers were simple in design with alphabets and numerals. As samplers evolved, they became more decorative with motifs of fruit, flowers, trees, birds and animals.
This program is free, but registration is required as space is limited.
Beginners Knitting (kids 8 and up)
Saturdays in March 16th, 23rd, and 30th
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Three part class for Knitting Beginners. Learn the basics of Knitting: Cast on, Knit, Purl and Cast off. Learn the basics with simple patterns.
Cost: $75 (You will receive a supply list before the class begins.)
The Difference Between Knitting and Crocheting
Saturdays in March 16th, 23rd, and 30th
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lots of people say they can’t knit. Some say they can’t crochet. This class introduces you to basic Knit and Crochet so that you can make an educated decision as to which you prefer. This three part class will introduce you to
Knitting (week one)
Crochet (week two)
By Week three you can decide which class you prefer to focus on.
See samples of knit and crochet so you can tell which is which. then learn basics in both.
Cost is $75 plus a $12 supply fee, which will include: a crochet hook, yarn and Knitting needles.
New classes at The Golden Button….
Little Kids Art Class (ages 3-5)
Class begins at 1:30 and goes till 2:15 PM
Little kids will create art based on patterns. We will talk about patterns and use collage, fabric, printmaking and natural and found objects to create artwork based on pattern.
Class will meet from 1:30 to 2:15 PM on
February 27th , March 6th, 13th and 20th
Cost is $50 plus $13 supply fee.
Class meets on Thursdays in March (7,14, 21, and 28th)
Cost is $60 plus a $15 supply fee (please specify adult or child class when you sign up)
Beginners Embroidery Sampler (ages 8 and up)
5:00 to 5:45 PM
Learn basic stitches and how to make a stitch sampler. We will also begin to make items with embroidered details that you can really use! This historical art is getting more and more popular! Design your own sampler and Take home your own embroidery kit!
March 15, 22, and 29th.
Cost is $45 plus $15 supply fee
Wooden Easter Egg Painting
12:00 to 5:00 PM
Stop in and paint beautiful wooden Easter eggs that will last forever!
Call ahead to hold eggs or just stop in! All ages are welcome to come!!! Wear an old t-shirt or smock!
Cost is $6 per egg. (leave them overnight to be varnished!)
Saturday, March 16, 23rd and 30th
Needle Felting: Foxes
Sunday, March 24th we will be making Foxes
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Learn how to make a fox sculpture out of wool with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals.
Cost: $40 includes materials to make a fox in class and another at home. (Bring your own needles and foam and save $5)
Sign up now Space is limited.
Email, call or stop by to hold a space in one of these wonderful classes.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 910-9948
Here are some photos from my Printmaking class last night…