Dorset Crosswheel Button using vintage thread
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Dorset ‘Crosswheel’ Button using vintage thread and turn it into a brooch
I have seen many of this particular design of Dorset Buttons on original clothing in museum collections.
This vintage thread from Sweden is not as fine as the original thread used but the finished look is very similar to the original buttons in my collection. I love it and I hope you do too.
This kit contains:
4 x yards of vintage linen thread enough to make one button
1 x 23mm rings
1 x size 22 tapestry needle
All you need is scissors.
NOTE: The kit does not include the button and brooch back
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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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