Joanna gave us a little of the history of buttons and particularly Dorset Buttons.
Because the buttons are small, Joanna gave us a film demonstration on how to start the buttons, secure the central threads and possible ideas on how to work and decorate the buttons.
|Buttonhole stitching the outside of the ring|
|Making the spokes|
|Back stitch weaving the spokes|
Members were very pleased with their finished buttons and we are using the idea for our Christmas competition which is to make a decoration using Dorset Buttons.
A few of our members also had a go at making a Dorset "singleton" button which you can see in the pictures below.
Thank you very much Joanna for a very enjoyable day and I think we will be seeing more Dorset buttons in the future!