Jen has been crafting since she was tiny, inspired by her Gran to knit, crochet, embroider, sew and make buttons. She's spent the last 35 years with something woolly in her hands.
Jen set Beaker Button up in 2011, after years of dreaming of owning a yarn shop. This gave her the time and resources to really explore Dorset buttons and what you can do with them.
Jen has written four button books, and several smaller instruction booklets to get people addicted to making buttons. She teaches classes all over the country in various forms of button making. They are without a doubt the crafting love of her life.
Jen is currently planning the next Dorset button craft book, and developing a new range of kits with art buttons, like her My tree of life hanging button.
Bringing button kits and other woolly goodies to several craft events and shows throughout the year. They also hold events and special workshops at our studio in Hampshire.
Below is a list of Yarns, Tools and Accessories which we stock in our bricks and mortar shop at Weyhill in Hampshire. We're happy to ship these items. Please contact us for current stock levels and to order, either by phone on 01264748070 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yarns: Malabrigo, West Yorkshire Spinners, Manos del Uruguay, Fyberspates, Mrs Moon, Rosie's Moments, Patons, Juniper Moon, Debbie Bliss, Mirasol, Lotus Yarns, Rosie's Moments, Beaker Button Hand dyed.
Tools: Hiya Hiya, Knit Pro, Prym, Essetials, Fleece Loved Products.
Through the Rainbow needle felting kits & Crafts from the Dungeon Palm Weaving kit with Beaker Button thread.
Books from Search Press and Interweave & Patterns from the above yarn companies.
Project bags handmade by Maggie from Mags Rags and Bags & Needle rolls and project bags by Ripley's Makes.
Buttons of the commercial variety in various sizes, shapes and colours
Spindles hand made in Gloucester
Mill Hill Beads size 6 for knitting and crochet