Blue Silk Dorset Button Earrings
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These Dorset Button earrings are worked in silk on a 15mm fine metal ring. The total drop of the earring including the finding is 55mm. I have worked these buttons in the Dorset Cartwheel design and to show off the yarn to its best advantage.
The Dorset Button can be easily removed from the earring finding so are versatile and additional buttons can be ordered separately. Please click in the link below for made-to-order additional Dorset Buttons for earrings. The earring findings are silver.
Earrings made from yarn has always been a favourite of mine. However, the type of yarn used is an important factor when I choose what to buy as I find some yarns, when worn next to my skin, brings me out in what looks like a heat rash. To avoid such allergies I use cotton, linen, and polyester yarns to work my Dorset Buttons.
The Dorset Button cottage industry originated in Shaftesbury in the 1620s and became a major cottage industry throughout east Dorset creating employment for many families. Dorset Buttons were replaced by buttons made by machines during the first half of the 1800s. To help keep this heritage craft alive, I use the original methods to work my Dorset Buttons but use contemporary materials. I also try out new designs and ways to use the skills of this heritage craft.
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