About Us

We welcome people from all walks of life. We are striving to be inclusive of everyone, whatever their colour, religion or ability. 

Beaker Button is the brain child of Jen Best, who dreamt of a fibre craft studio where she could stock fabulous yarns and fibres for discerning yarn enthusiasts. Jen wanted a place to design and make Dorset buttons so the world would know how beautiful they were. A place where she could explore her passion for colour and texture in textiles. This is what Beaker Button is all about.

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We design and make our own range of Dorset button kits, from simple buttons to beautiful pieces of jewellery. You can come and watch us creating while you browse our gorgeous range of yarns and fibres, listed on our Yarn Shop page. We have a lovely range of patterns to support our yarns, commercial and our own designs. We stock tools and accessories and fibre for spinning and felting.

Our workshop program includes felting, knitting, crochet, button making, spinning, small frame weaving, embroidery, slow stitching, and textiles. Take a look at the workshop page to see what we currently offer. We offer a monthly textiles program, covering a variety of skills and held in the Village Hall on the same site as our shop. We also offer a range of on demand workshops, which take place Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. See the Workshop page for more details. 

We are available to teach classes to groups outside the shop in person or via zoom, and have a range of entertaining textile talks, either in person or via zoom. Contact us for more details.

We are passionate about wool and believe that only the best will do. We provide a personal service to help you, from choosing your next project to fixing that dropped stitch, and you can always drop in to our Wednesday or Saturday afternoon craft clubs. Or check out the Beaker Button Facebook or Beaker Button Instagram to see what we're creating! To support Beaker Button we have a KoFi account here where we post stuff regularly 

To view Jen Best's textile art please visit https://www.jenbesttextileart.com/ where you can view a gallery of her work. Feel free to contact her about workshops and talks. 

We are part of the Fairground Craft and Design Centre at Weyhill in Hampshire, so once you've had a good explore at Beaker Button why not have a look at the other craft studios and shop on site, including New Threads quilt and embroidery shops, Petal Boutique, David Stevenson Bespoke Furniture. Novelty Bakes, Busy Hands and Eve's Garden. The Fairgournd Craft Centre has it's own website here
And you can always have a refreshing cup of tea and slice of cake at the The Fairground Cafe on site.

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