Craft · Dorset Buttons

New Thing! Thread Woven Buttons

You remember how I got totally obsessed with Dorset buttons? Unfortunately I’ve been so busy with knitting for people lately that I haven’t had a chance to indulge, but believe me it’s coming. I have a bunch of rings ready for a nice session of button-making once I’m done with these three pairs of socks and the shawl I’m doing.

Now I have something else I want to try – thank you, Martina. Aside from being my provider of yarn-based happiness, she also sent me this link which has made me want to drop my needles and find small balls to thread up into buttons.

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It’s almost like a 3D Dorset button. I haven’t looked at the technicalities yet, but I do know I shall be working out where one gets wooden beads any day now.

Next problem: what do I do with all the buttons I make?

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7 thoughts on “New Thing! Thread Woven Buttons

    1. That’s a good idea, actually. I was going to knit myself a laceweight cardi in the near future but that’s not going to need buttons. Clearly I need to start knitting things for my nephew!

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      1. Perfect! Of course, a lace weight cardi will take soooo looong that you will make many more buttons during that time, and lose ground in the button wars. Glad you also have a small person to knit for!

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  1. What to do with them all? Make a button bobble edge on a fun shawl for a little girl, or an edge on a baby blanket – they love to fiddle with things- or make a cardigan or a button-up pouch. 🙂

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