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Diverted by Dorset Buttons


I learned how to make Dorset Buttons yesterday at our monthly EGA meeting.

These little buttons are so much fun to make!  We only got three rings so that's how many I made.  If I would have gotten more I'd probably be still making them.  One nice thing is that they are very forgiving.  I made countless mistakes on my first one and you can't tell.

A quick google revealed lots of websites with historical information and tutorials on how to make them so I'm not even going to try to describe the process.


Some people made their buttons with yarn, others used perle cotton.  One of the examples had beads on it, so once I got home I had to find some beads to sew on.

That's it for now.  I'm going to be keeping my eye's open rings to use.  I'm also going to have to go through my yarn stash.  Using yarn gives a totally different result and I want to try some yarn ones too.

Comments

  1. Hi Erica... I live in Colorado Springs too. Love your blog. I wish I could keep on a needlework theme for mine but it just never happens. I'm doing a 365 picture a day of myself for now. I am thinking about starting a new blog just for needlework, knitting, crochet, quilting etc.

    Rebecca

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  2. Erica love the buttons. I think I will have to search out the ins and outs and give it a try myself.....thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love your buttons!! I have tried them and not really succeeded! Guess I should practice! I think they are so sweet looking!

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  4. I found your site while looking at Stitch Map (I am in the color theory class) I love the buttons! I have never seen them before and will look up the history on them. I have added you as a friend and look forward to what else you are up to!

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