About UsBeaker 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.
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, including Beaker Button hand dyed yarns, Malabrigo, Rowan, Manos del Uruguay, Fyberspates, Rosie's Moments, Unbelivawool, Adriafil and Red Heart yarn. We have a lovely range of patterns to support our yarns, commercial and our own designs. We stock tools and accessories from Kinki Amabari and Hiya Hiya, locally made stitch markers, yarn bowls and ceramic buttons.
We also have a great range of washed and carded fleece (depending on the time of year), locally dyed fibres and commercial tops for spinning and felting.
Our workshop program includes felting, knitting, crochet, button making, spinning and lace. Take a look at the workshop page to see what we currently offer.
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 blog to see what we're creating!
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 Ewe and I Cafe in the Sheep Shed Gallery on site.
Jen has a regular blog at http://beakerbutton.blogspot.co.uk/ where she posts patterns, advice, gossip and news from the shop.