Dorset Button Greeting Cards of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury


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Gold Hill is well known as the ‘Hovis’ hill in Ridley Scott's award winning advertisement of the 1970s. The massive wall is all that remains of the Abbey precinct wall that once separated this important Benedictine Abbey from the town.

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 and have decided to print three greeting cards featuring some of my Dorset Button creations.

All four cards are £2.00 each and are 15mm square. They come individually packed with their own envelope. The inside is blank for your own message.

Please note that the colours may not be exact as monitors do differ.

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