the button tin

this lovely photo is by www.jenniferbooth.co.uk

gemma opens the lid of the button tin once a week and invites you to experience a sewing workshop with a twist, the nostalgic kind.
using vintage materials, techniques and vintage sewing machines create your own personal pieces with a hidden sentiment. all materials are included.
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the button tin is a little altar to all things nostalgic and sentimental. it re-ignites memories and stories for all its lovely visitors. those memories of playing in grandmas quality street button tin as a child : tipping the buttons out and sorting them in to colours, the smell of the rusty old tin, happy times.
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the button tin is full to the brim with jam jars and old rusty tins full of buttons, piles of vintage fabrics from the 1940's and 1950's, all neatly folded of course! vintage sewing machines from as early as the 1870's to the 1950's all in working order for the classes.  gemma also has large collections of vintage aprons, patchwork quilts, doilies,lace and notions, vintage dresses, quirky ornaments, old tin rocking horses, baskets,vintage newspapers and patterns, laundry airers, washing lines with dolly pegged out laundry, clean of course! even the soundtrack is from another time as all tunes are played from gemma's pretty green dansette record player. 
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...and of course everything stops for afternoon tea at the button tin. bringing back distant memories of bygone teatimes when things were prettier; crochet tea cosies and pretty dainty tea cups all ready on the tea tray...
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it is a time machine full of gemma's memories and those of all who visit.  many of these items, even down to the matchboxes filled with buttons posted through the letter box have been kindly given to gemma's button tin studio by her lovely customers. everything from the rusty old tins, vogue dress patterns to the old singer sewing machines.  what a beautiful way to celebrate and evoke all of our individual memories. the button tin is a place to escape to another time, to preserve the traditional crafts that are fading 
away.
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have a look at the workshop section for details on all workshops and how to book...

gemma also runs private parties here at the button tin by request.  hen parties, baby showers, team building, special occasions all sorts...all you need are a minimum of five special friends to an upwards of eight to twelve in the lovely summer as gemma uses the beautiful glass roofed atrium space the button tin lives in...pretend you are in paris x
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photographs by the beautiful 

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