Hexagon Dorset Button Kit
Hexagon Multiple Style Dorset Button Pack, blackcurrant
This kit contains three fabulous Dorset Button patterns to try around hexagon shaped rings, perfect for exploring the craft of hand stitched Dorset buttons a little further. Once you've tried them all you'll be able to invent your own styles. They are great value as well, with materials to make 6 buttons in each pack.
These buttons can be made to be detachable so you can remove them easily for washing your garment. The rings are 22mm across from flat side to flat side
Patterns included are:
Crosswheel Dorset buttons, the easiest Dorset button to make. The design is a traditional pattern with a simple rounding stitch in the centre, making crosswheel buttons ideal for the complete beginner.
Honeycomb Dorset buttons, perfect for learning overlapping stitches
Swanston Dorset buttons, a beautiful and deceptively easy spiral button.
Each Dorset button kit comes with a written instruction sheet supported by colour photographs throughout, 6 closed hexagon shaped rings, our own hand dyed silk thread suitable for Dorset button making, mini brooch backs, and a tapestry needle. Everything you need to make six removable Dorset buttons. We use high quality 2ply silk in our hexagon Dorset button kits so they can be hand washed if washing (Always wash Dorset buttons first before attaching to a garment or project, to ensure dye fastness). Each kit comes packed in a plastic free cloth bag, made locally and often from recycled materials.
Here at Beaker Button we're passionate about this fabulous craft. We are always coming up with new designs and uses for Dorset buttons and we are fascinated by the endless possiblities they present. From finishing hand knitted or crocheted projects to embellishing Quilts, Dorset buttons add that special unique touch that makes a project really sing. We turn them into jewellery, either stitched together or simply on their own. We use them on bags, scarves, cards, clothing and more. Everything you can do with a normal button you can do with a Dorset button, and you can make your Dorset button completely individual, customised to complement your project.
Dorset buttons were stitched by hand in Dorset from the early 1600s 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 Dorset button types, all in white linen. 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., the Arts and Crafts movement 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!