This month at our craft meeting, we made Dorset buttons. Me being me…I did a little research beforehand, picked up supplies…and set to work on figuring them out.
This was my first button, using 1 strand of perle cotton:
My second button I used a 6-strand embroidery thread in a pretty metallic mix:
While waiting for my Mom at the restaurant where we meet up for dinner before our craft group, I worked on this one, using 2 strands of perle cotton, a variegated green and a variegated yellow:
And finally, the one I did at the meeting, using 1 strand perle cotton in a pretty variegated blue:
Intriguing aren’t they? I will say that they are time consuming and if you have trouble with your hands hurting, don’t try these (working with a 1 inch ring and thin yarn/thread = cramped hands).
The directions I followed can be found at Craft Stylish.