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.