Dorset Button Advent Calendar pre order
Pre Order Advent Calendar Book
This is a preorder for our second advent calendar, and this time it's a book!.Each of the projects in this book has been taped shut with low tack tape, so you can’t peek. Unless you have the PDF copy in which case NO PEEKING. I’m watching you! As each day of advent arrives you can peel the tape from that day’s project to see what you’re going to make. Most of the projects are small and quick to make. A few will take longer. You don’t need any special skills as this book has been written with beginner crafters in mind. However, there are lots of opportunities to personalise your projects, so seasoned crafters will also find plenty to do. There are other crafty projects than buttons too!
There are three options for ordering.
You can purchase a hard copy of The Advent Calendar Book and we will ship it from the middle of September. This would be a great way to stash bust! You can see a copy of the materials list if you click on the link below and top up on anything you don't have.
You can purchase the PDF and we'll email a link for you to download your PDF of The Advent Calendar Book in September. Please read before ordering a PDF:If you choose the PDF copy your file links will be emailed to you mid September. Please be aware the link will take you to Dropbox where you can save your file to your device as the files are too large to email. You don't need Dropbox to download the file. You do need Adobe to save and read your file. Due to the nature of the product we can't refund digital files once they've been sent.
You can purchase a hard copy of The Advent Calendar Book and a huge box of goodies which will give you all the materials you need for the advent calendar, also shipped the middle of September. This box also includes most of the tools you will need.
To see a list of the materials used in the book, without too many spoilers hopefully, please click here.Dorset buttons were made by hand in Dorset from the early 1600’s to 1851. They were shipped all over the world and were even worn by royalty. This cottage industry employed over 4000 people at its height, making over 100 different button types. Their popularity died overnight after the Great Exhibition of 1851, when a new button machine was showcased. Many families were left destitute and emigrated to escape starvation, and the art was more or less lost. The W.I. and others have kept this fabulous craft alive and now you can learn how to make them too.
Dorset buttons are coming back in a big way. Here at Beaker Button we love using modern colour and materials to create a contemporary twist on this fabulous craft. There is nothing more trendy than personalising your project with your own hand stitch Dorset button!