I had an e mail from Judy ( CJstitchingandblooms in my links list)in the US, at the weekend, asking help sourcing some Dorset Buttons info which she actually managed to sort out herself before I could get started, any way it got me interested and I found a tutorial and here are my very own handmade Dorset buttons, the pink one took ages to do as I used a fine thread but the orange one took less than two hours - what to do with them now I wonder??
I love Dorset buttons but haven't made one since I did City and Guilds Embroidery donkey's years ago. You could always make more of each to go on a jacket or cardigan, or start a trend for decorating cards with them. They are so lovely you must use them for something special.
They make fantastic Christmas tree decorations Maureen--and you can add a beaded dangly off the bottom for extra bling.
these are beautiful Maureen and i agrith Doreen - they make wonderful Christmas decorations. Cheers, Robin
Oh you have bought back memories my mum used to make these, I had forgotten about them until now
You'll have to knit yourself a cardigan.
They're too nice not to use.
I love them and they brought back memories for me too - my friends and I made similar on small brass curtain rings way back around 1945.
We did them in wool - probably 2ply - I'm sure theywere not as lovely as these and I can't remember what we did with them.
Maybe I'll look up the tutorial .... Connie.
Maureen these look lovely... why don't you use them on your mixed media collage or even look at making jewelery or the like... just for something different... I do love them...
sorry I messed up my first comment... one should always read what one's fingers type cause somedays they[fingers] aren't in sink with the [my]brain... lol... B
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