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I was once told that there is never a book published without at least one error...

pg 22 - Dorset Basket traditional should read "Lay 6 pairs for 12....."

This will be corrected in the next reprint.

We are really pleased to announce the first in a series of books is now available!

Dorset Ring Buttons contains step-by-step photos and easy to follow text instructions to create 76 different ring button designs - all using the Dorset methods.

There are traditional designs, "modern traditionals" as well as some new designs - and ides for variations as well. 

* 76 beautiful buttons

* full colour step-by-step instructions

* finishing & variation ideas included

  • A5 / 68 pages
  • full colour throughout
  • step-by-step instructions
  • 398 photographs
  • 22 illustrations

Button making is the perfect mindful / take anywhere craft

Add an original statement to clothing

Make beautiful buttons to embellish your other crafts

Perfect to use for jewellery making

Learn traditional and modern designs

Photographic instructions for visual learners

The first in the new "Making Button" series of books

Button designs included:
Dorset Crosswheel * Dorset Crosswheel variation * Dorset Crosswheel variation 2 * Blandford Cartwheel * Dorset Basket * Old Blandford * Lychett Basket * Besketweave * Mite * Old Dorset * Honeycomb * Woven Wheel * Maltese Cross * Yarrell * Yarrell Variation * Nautical * Pinwheel * Small Pinwheel * Wide Flower * Flower Type 1 * Double Flower * Flower Type 2 * Petal * Flower Type 3 * Templar Cross * Encased Star * Open Star * Swanston * Ammonite * Ammonite variation * Eddy * Swirl * Triskele * Triskele Colours * Eruption * Chain Stitch * Cogwheel * Double Chain * Daisy Chain * Spoked * Basket Chain * Water Wheel * Open Basket * Windwheel * Barley Basket * Spinning Wheel * Rainbow Swirl * Rainbow * Flower Basket * Dorset Posy * Dorset Tree * Tree of Life * Blossom Tree * Flower Row * Flower Garden * Spangle * Beads Spokes * Beaded Rounding * Liberty * Birds Eye Mite * Birds Eye * Ribbed Birds Eye * Singleton a * Singleton B * Singleton C * Singleton D * Singleton E * Singleton F * Dotted Singleton * Spider Web * Trinket * Carolus * Singleton Pinwheel * Singleton Wheel * Filigree * Star & Dot


Please remember, names of traditional designs can vary

Thank you all for your continued support during these trying times.

We are still here, but please note that the UK is again in full lockdown, this is likely to continue until February. This means that we will be shipping only once or twice a week - enabling us to work from home at the other times and stay within government guidelines. We are working hard to ensure that no one waits too long for their order to be sent. 

Should you need to contact us, email is the best option.

There are shipping delays worldwide at present due to the virus. If you are at all concerned about the whereabouts of your order while it is in transit please choose a tracked option. We cannot give you a tracking number of you choose standard delivery.

Stay safe everyone.


As many of you will have heard, many countries have temporarily closed their borders to people from the UK due to a new strain of Covid being discovered in London. In some cases, such as in France, this closure has been to all traffic - including freight. 

Basically, this means we cannot ship to any European country while France has closed borders, as the Royal Mail will not accept post.

This situation is expected to change quite soon, but with the Christmas holidays upon us, it is likely that no European (and perhaps other) overseas shipping will be able to be made until January 4th.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support through this year. 

We hope that you all have a safe and happy Christmas.



The UK has come out of full lockdown, though with many limitations. Please be aware that there are still delays in shipping - particularly to North America, and as a result of the world situation, the Royal Mail have also increased shipping costs. 

We are shipping goods as quickly as possible.

Please also note that the UK Government will put in place "local lockdowns" should an area see a spike, and we may not have notice of these. We will of course keep you informed.

Thank you for your continued support - it means a lot to us!

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Gina-B Silkworks designs and produces a variety of craft kits, books, DVDs and other items with an emphasis on handwork & passementerie (textile trimmings). We also stock a range of tools & materials for these crafts. Gina also makes bespoke items to commission. See About us for more