Dorset Button Kit


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Made by hand from the early 1600s, Dorset Buttons were shipped all over the world. This cottage industry, which employed over 4000 people, died out after the launch of a new button making machine at the Great Exhibition of 1851. However, the craft has been kept alive (primarily by WI and craft groups) and has seen a renewed interest in recent years.

Our kits include all you need to discover the craft of Dorset Button making for yourself. Each comes with easy to follow instructions in plastic-free packaging. They make perfect gifts for anyone wanting to experiment in a new field.

Each kit contains: three rings, needle, yarn and instructions.

Available in a variety of yarn colours.

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Yarn Colour

Green-Blue, Bright Orange, Purple, Fiesta, Carnival, Dark Green, Spring, Orange, Ice, Rust, Green Mix