Multiple Style Dorset Button Workshop Self Guided

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Multiple Style Dorset Button Workshop Self Guided

Online and Download Dorset Button workshop

This workshop is designed to take you through making several styles of Dorset button. We'll start with a crosswheel, the most popular and easiest style to make, and progress through various stitching techniques. This workshop is a self guided set of classes, with PDF files and videos covering 6 different styles ring button, changing threads/colours, making shanks and finishing, and stitching to a garment,

You will need: 4 x 25mm rings; 2 x 29mm rings; 4ply sock yarn or equivelent in two colours; size 18 tapestry materials; snips or scissors. You can use other sizes, and threads if you have them. There are instructions in the course for measuring thread, types of materials ect. 

The online workshop is hosted by Cademy who will ask you to create an account to access and store your files. Book Now 

Click the Book Now button above and a pop up will appear for the Cademy website, where you can book and pay for your workshop, download your files, and create an account for access to all your courses. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Please be aware that £1.37 of the course fee is a card fee by Cademy. This has been included in the cost, but will appear on the Cademy page as a separate charge.


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 possibilities 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 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 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!

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