Experimental Dorset Button Instructions - Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
Dorset Button Instruction Sheets
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Our popular Christmas tree wall hanging instructions in booklet form.The file is 15 pages and contains clear photographic and written instructions to make the Christmas tree wall hanging, daisy chain and crosswheel Dorset Buttons, beaded wheel Dorset button, How to Change Threads and Making a Shank.
You will need Blunt and sharp large eyed needles, embroidery hoop, yarn and threads in a variety of weights, fibres and colours and small closed rings suitable for button making. This is a great way to use up your stash!
This book is printed at our studio in Hampshire on good quality paper.
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!
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