Dorset Button Starter Kit – How to make a Dorset Cartwheel Button. Ideal for beginners.


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These kits are ideal if you want to learn how to make the popular Dorset Button called a Cartwheel button. On several occasions I have been asked if it is possible to have additional threads, so my kits now in include:

– ​2 x 16 mm rings, 2 x 19mm rings and one 25mm ring (the colour and type of the rings may differ from the photos but the size remains the same)
– two DMC and/or Anchor Coton Broder size 16 skeins of thread
– a needle
– detailed instructions on how to make a Dorset Cartwheel Button.

​The thread comes in the following colours – ecru, pink blue, green and lavender. Each Kit will receive two skeins of threads – one from the list above and one white (Blanc which is not a brilliant white but a lovely vintage white).

All you need to do is supply your own scissors.

Please note. I've just received a new batch of envelopes and the colour is darker than my original envelopes. The kits with blue thread are packaged in my new envelopes. Please see final image.

Some monitors do not show colours the same way as mine so please take into consideration that colours may be slightly different.

Dorset Buttons originated in Shaftesbury in the 1620s. They became a major cottage industry in Dorset creating employment and income for many families. By the 1780s 4,000 women and children were employed in the industry. The industry came to an end in the 1800s with the introduction of a button making machine.

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