Today at The Golden Button:
*Drop in Art-
Anytime between noon and 5 PM $14 per project. (all ages welcome)
* Adult Painting-
7-9 PM come learn to paint a bird or owl at The Golden Button! Adults only please! BYOB
call or message to hold a space (203) 910-9948
New Items at The Golden Button!!!
Yarn and fibers from Rowanwood Farm and Long Time Coming Farm!!! All local hand dyed, Hand spun and all beautiful!!!!!
New pieces for Kate Stephen Jewelry!
Beautiful Oil Paintings by Nichole Lynch!
Beginning next Saturday…. in August we are having some of our favorite artists in the shop doing demonstrations for you….
On Saturday, August 4th
1:00 PM Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham will be demonstrating crocheting.
Eileen Warner and Ann Deduck of Alpaca Hill Farms in Seymour will show off their knitting skills. Sale on Local yarn and Alpaca prints by local photographer Pauly Occhialini. (Stop by to say hello and meet the artists)
Saturday, August 11th:
At 1:00 PM Kate Gorham will be demonstrating how to create felt food! Come and learn how to make felt food and get a kit for $12. (children 8 and up) Hand Sewing with needles… (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)
At 3:00 PM Kate Gorham Owner of The Golden Button will be demonstrating painting then for $10 you may create a masterpiece of your own to take home! All Ages welcome
Making Some Books!!!
Today we were so lucky to have Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar come to the shop and do some Book Making! My husband and I were very lucky to get to participate in the workshop!!!
We are offering another Book Making Workshop on August 25th At 3:00 PM Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar will have a book binding class: Learn to make a Stab Binding (teenagers and adults please)(cost is $30 plus $5 supply fee!) (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)
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.
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.
Baby Sheep in a cage so I couldn’t steal them.
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!!!!
When I was getting ready to open The Golden Button I met Rose Garbien from Bittersweet Ridge Farm. Rose has a bunch of Shetland Sheep and Angora Rabbits. Rose makes her own yarn and her own soap and she knits and felts!!! I wanted to learn how to make my own yarn for quite a while now…. So Rose agreed to do a Drop Spindle Workshop. Its a two part class where we learn all about different fibers and tools and how to make our own yarn. It was wonderful!
Here is my yarn before I took it off the Drop Spindle… We had soooooo much fun!!!!!
Next week Rose is going to show us her Spinning Wheel!!!!!!!! Can’t wait. Thanks Rose!
Don’t forget we have a Acrylic Painting Workshop… cost is $30 at 4:30 on Wednesday….
Learn to paint still life flowers. Focus on color texture and form.
This Friday afternoon Bradleigh H. is coming to do Open Card Making. She will be offering a different card every Month!
Cost is $10. You may show up anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 pm.