Dorset ring buttons are one of the most well known of all of the thread button cottage industries. Traditionally they were made using white linen or cotton threads suitable for washing, making them perfect for shirts and undergarments.
Textile button making can be quite addictive. More often than not, makers want to keep their first buttons as a record of their success. The printed fabric Little Button Journal© included with this kit allows you to do this, making up a sampler for future reference. Printed with drawings and snippets of text about buttons and button making, it also serves as a ground for further creative journalling.
The buttons in this kit use needlework techniques that were traditionally used for this type of button. By adding colour to the traditional designs, a whole host of beautiful button can be created. They can be used to enhance not only textile projects such as clothing and home décor, but made into jewellery, as embellishments and so much more!
- 14 button moulds (rings) in two sizes
- 2 skeins of stranded cotton (colours may vary)
- tapestry needle
- printed fabric journal
- and full instructions