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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Button - of the Dorset kind

Yesterday was our monthly CQTeers meeting and Irene showed us how to make Dorset buttons, something I've been intending to try doing and hadn't gotten around to it.  Here's my effort...

Definitely not perfect, but not bad for a first effort!

Today's quote is from Benjamin Franklin...  "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals" 


  1. Looks perfectly fine to me!
    And it would have looked just right on a dorset-shire yokels farm smock!!
    and parcel posted today : )

  2. Never heard of these before, so I followed your lead, googled on them and found all sorts of interesting history. Also a few pix of beaded Dorset buttons...hmmmmm.

  3. WOW it's amazing Mary Anne!
    Looks very complicated - I'll google it and find a tutorial.
    I thought you might have made these on Karen Rouane's class.

  4. there's nothing wrong with it! Have you not done those with me? Maybe not, I lose track of which class has which thing in it....

  5. I am familiar with these buttons as I was actually born in Dorset (UK) and my mum taught me how to make these.
    Great work on yours.


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