Region Mini Classes 2022

Welcome to the Region Mini-Classes Page!

The Metropolitan Region EGA will be hosting one Mini-Class at the 2022 National Seminar on Tuesday evening, August 23, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel.

Registration for this class is separate from seminar registration and requires this Registration Form. All registrations received are on a first come, first served basis.

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Questions about the MET Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Mary Beth Vetter Purcell at

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  • MET2: Ruby Chrysanthemum Button Shawl Pin

    Taught by Pat Olski (view bio)
    August 23, 2022 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Metropolitan Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    Revisit an exciting heritage craft technique that is fun to learn, and is a great stash busting craft. Dorset button making is a useful and creative way to embellish embroidery projects, fasten clothing items, and make gorgeous jewelry. Students will learn how to apply traditional thread-wrapped button making techniques to create a sumptuous variegated ruby colored shawl pin framed by wraps of rich gold thread. This versatile project can be used as a brooch, a key fob, or for many other types of ornamentation. This 2-hour class (7 – 9 pm) includes an interesting slideshow and an entertaining lecture about traditional Dorset button history, as well as an introduction to all of the original steps used to create these fiber treasures.

    Technique: Dorset Button Making/Contemporary Wrapped Thread
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Registration Fee: $50
    Kit Cost: $20
    Design Area: 1 1/8” circular
    Kit Contents: 1 skein DMC Article #115 Color Variations Pearl Cotton Size 5 in color A #4210 Radiant Ruby (rich red medley), 1 spool DMC Diamant Grandé in color B #G3852 Dark Gold, 1 plastic or coated metal ring, with an outer diameter of 1⅛’/2.8 cm, 2 plastic or coated metal rings, each with an outer diameter of ½”/1.25 cm, Pin Fastener, 1 bamboo fastening pin (approximately 4”/10 cm in length), Tapestry needle size 16 and a Chenille needle size 18 or 20 and instructions.
    Student to supply: Scissors, tape measure and light and/or magnification (if needed).

    Questions about the MET Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Mary Beth Vetter Purcell at