Create a Button Tote

Use Buttons as your medium!

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In line with the Pause Exhibition in our Main Gallery presented by Art Aviso, we are running button theme workshops!

In this full day class you'll learn to create a simple design for the front of a tote bag, before riffling through our huge button collection! We have gathered buttons from across the decades as well as some shiny new ones so that you can colour your design with a array of buttons. We'll then transfer your design to your tote bag and teach you the tips and tricks of gluing most your buttons onto the totes. 

After a crash course in embroidery, you will then sew on your remaining buttons and embellish your design with embroidery floss. You will be able to take home your project at the end of the session and are welcome to continue to embellish your tote at home!

We will go over using colour and texture of the buttons to create depth and interest in your design, tips and tricks as well as our go to products to make sure everything stays put, basic embroidery stitches and button attachment patterns to create embellishments as well as a fabulous day out full of laughter, fun, and a delicious lunch.

Included is a delicious lunch will be provided created from all local organic produce and we are able to cater for any dietary requirements you may have. We also provide you with a divine afternoon treat and tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the course.

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What you will learn
  • Learn to use Button Colour and Texture
  • Learn Tips and Tricks of Gluing to Fabric
  • Learn Basic Embroidery Skills
What you will get
  • Your Fabulous Tote Bag
  • Skills to Make at Home
  • A Delicious Lunch and Afternoon Tea
Parking Info

On street - check restriction signs

What to bring
  • Everything is included in this class! Lunch, Materials, Coffee!
What to wear

Come as you are, but please be able to tie your hair back.

Appropriate for

Beginner to Intermediate

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.

If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.

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Terms & Conditions

Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply.

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