dorset buttons

Tonight is Spinning Guild and I am in charge of the program. Martha (fellow spinner and talent extraordinaire) gave me a great tip and suggested I do a tutorial on Dorset Buttons.

These are a great way to make a customized button for your finished product and are fairly simple too! Here is a link to the directions I will be using, although I changed things up at step # 7, they say to do six spokes, but the picture shows eight and that works out much better.

The plastic rings were bought at a local drug store, but anyplace that sells sewing notions would carry them. Other than that, the supply list is simple – tapestry needle and either yarn or embroidery floss. The button on the left was done with embroidery floss and the one on the right was made using leftover Trekking XXL.

8 thoughts on “dorset buttons

  1. Those are really cool, and the answer to my question of what type of buttons to use for my daughters Hexacomb cardigan. Thank you so much.

  2. That was SO. MUCH. FUN. I usually leave at @ 9:00, but I had to stay last night to the end! You did a great job teaching us, and now I can’t wait to try out my buttonmaking skills on new sweaters. Thanks!!

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