Valentine Making

The Golden Button is open today from 11-5 PM. Stop in between 11 and 4 PM to make Valentines ($12 per set of blank cards) have a treat and sign up for our Valentine Giveaway! We have lots of awesome local handmade items for Valentines

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There are also still spaces open in tomorrows Needle Felting Large owls class (cost is $55 save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

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Here are some photos from this weeks classes….

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Shopping at The Golden Button

The Golden Button specializes in local and handmade items. There are over 45 artists who sell their items at this tiny little shop in historical South Britain! When creating updates and posts we sometimes forget that the people reading this may not know that we sell items as well as offer classes and workshops!!!!

Here are some of our beautiful, locally made items!!!! Please consider supporting local shops and local artists when purchasing gifts and items for yourself and others!

We are getting ready for Fall! Lots of beautiful Linen bags, pottery, head bands, hand dyed, hand spun fibers, beautiful soaps, shirts, jewelry and much more!!!!

 

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Crafternoon and Fall Classes!!!

Lots and lots of planning going on here today!!!!! We would like to announce the very first Golden Button Crafternoon happening in September!!!!

The Golden Button Crafternoon!

Join us on Saturday, September 28th

Ages 5 and up from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Teens and Adults from 2:30 to 4:30 PM

Meet some of our local artists and learn how to craft some really special things!

Cost is $40 per person (covers all supplies and a snack!!!)

Four different crafts to create!!!! (More info to follow!!!)

Early sign up discount…. First 4 spaces are $35

Space is limited Call ahead, email or drop by to sign up for Crafternoon!!! All ages are welcome to join! This is great for adults and teens as well as school age children!

Click here for some Fall Fiber Classes!!!

Needle Felting, Crocheting, Knitting and sewing classes for adults and teens!!!

 

Here are some photos from this weekends Needle Felting Raccoons class with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals!!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!

   The Golden Button is closed today for Mother’s Day! Here are some pictures from last weeks Mother’s Day Tea Cup Painting.

                           

We have a lot of classes and workshops coming up this week…

  • Animal Painting with Kate from The Golden Button

Friday, May 18th from 2-5 P.M

(Cost is $25.00 includes supplies) Create a beautiful painting of an animal you love. Bring a photograph or two for reference.  Wear an old t-shirt or smock. Open to all ages. Come with a friend!

  • Make your Own Watercolors- Learn how to make your own watercolors with non-toxic, fun ingredients. Make them… then take them home with you to keep and get the recipe so you can make them again and again! All ages are welcome!

Saturday, May 19th.  Call ahead to save a spot… then come anytime between 1 and 5 P.M.

(Cost is $15 per person)

  • Kool-Aid Dying Workshop- Learn how to dye wool fibers with fun colored drink mix!!! This is permanent and non-toxic and FUN!!! We will be doing this outside.  All ages are welcome.  Come in old clothes and learn how to dye your own roving and yarn.  15% Discounts off our yarn during this workshop!!!!! Watch a demonstration then try it yourself. We will also be doing some hand painting!

Saturday, May 20th from 2-4

(Rain date is May 27th) Cost is 15.00 plus $10.00 supply fee.

call, email, or stop by to hold your space…

  • Needle Felting-Pigs with Rachel Gerowe  (Ages: teenager to adults)

On Tuesday, May 22th we will be making Pigs
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $35 includes materials to make a pig in class and another at home
(Bring your own needles and foam and save $5)

PLease let us know if you would like us to hold a spot in upcoming classes.

(203) 910-9948

goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com

Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival

I went to the CT Sheep and Wool Festival in Tolland, Connecticut today.

I found a lot of new fibers for the store and myself today. I also saw some cute little animals.

I almost took this rabbit home.

    

Here is a naked sheep next to wooly ones.

Alpacas (love)

Baby Sheep in a cage so I couldn’t steal them.

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The largest spinning wheel I ever saw.

I met some great people and bought some new roving for the shop and for our Koolaid Dying Workshop in May. I also saw Eileen from Alpaca Hill, Patti from Maple View Farm, and Rose from Bittersweet Ridge!!!!

Egg Painting

One week till Easter! I love Easter… (Mostly for the jelly beans. The old fashioned ones you can’t find anywhere on Earth anymore. )

The Golden Button was very lucky to get  some beautiful wooden eggs to share with you. Yesterday we had some lovely little egg painters come to visit. These eggs are great because you can save them forever!!! We have two more egg painting days.

This Friday from 2-5 P.M. and

Saturday from 12-5 P.M.

So come for a visit on Friday and Saturday to paint a wooden egg for $6.00. You can leave it and come back and I will be more than happy to varnish it for you!

We have a limited amount of wooden eggs!!!!

  We also had a Curly Sheep Needle Felting class!

There are still a couple of spots in the Make My Own Art Supplies class beginning tomorrow at 4:00 P.M. and running all the Mondays in April. For ages 3 and 4- cost is $55 for 5 classes!