Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gathering for Discussion: Button Making



Make Buttons for the Portland Buddhist Festival

Sunday, May 20
2:30 to 4:30 pm

Make some buttons for yourself and for Portland BPF. Share in conversation and bring finger-food snacks for potluck fun.

Woodstock Library
Community Meeting Room
6008 SE 49th Ave,
Portland, Oregon

Update: We now have the parts to make pocket mirrors as well as buttons.
If you bring your own button printouts, there are two sizes of buttons: 1 1/4 inch and 2 1/4 inch. The outer circle for the smaller should be 1 5/8 inches, and the outer circle for the larger should be 2 3/4 inches. Keep in mind smaller has a border of about 5 mm that wraps around the button parts, and the larger a border of about a quarter inch. These are the button making machines we will use. If you want to see the instructions before the gathering, you can find them here. BPF Portland will provide the button parts and machines, we just ask that you make a few buttons for us, and you can take a few with you.

Drop in as you can, this will be an informal, fun, and family-friendly gathering. We also have some fun button patterns for kids that came with the pieces.