The Original Yorkshire Button Kit
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Despite the name, there is no evidence of an historic industry or tradition in Yorkshire regarding this button making technique. In fact, making this type of button using a homemade template or loom seems to have appeared in the 1980s or so - a relative newcomer. Gina-B Silkworks then developed these looms into a graduated set of reusable tools, to create the original Yorkshire Button Kit©, produced in a range of styles and sizes as well as creating original patterns for using these looms.
Yorkshire buttons are very similar in technique to the traditional Dorset buttons. However, they are made on a little loom, and then stuffed to create a ball or flat shape. They can be made using leftover wool and thread from projects – in fact they often work best with thicker thread. The resulting buttons are very tactile, and lots of fun!
Despite the name, there is no evidence or tradition of an historic industry or tradition in Yorkshire regarding this button making technique.
These looms have been designed & manufactured by Gina-B Silkworks in the UK, as reusable template tools in 6 sizes, with cleverly shaped & positioned tabs for ease of use.
6 reusable template tools – make as many buttons as you need
Full instructions, as well as instructions for 6 variations
Tactile and easy to make
This kit contains
- reusable acrylic templates so that you can make this style of button in six different sizes, from 18mm to 50mm!
- 3 skeins cotton thread (colours may vary)
- tapestry needle
- storage bag
- and full instructions
We now peel the protective film before packing the looms
This kit has been shortlisted for the Best of Crafts "Soft Craft Must-Have" 2019!