Creating Dorset buttons

Creating Dorset buttons

: A classic craft made new

by Pat Olski
30th March, 2020

£14.56 £15.49 Save 6% | Paperback


Named for the southwest county on the coast of the English Channel, Dorset buttons date back to the seventeenth century. The practice of button-making - involving a technique somewhere between needlepoint and knotting or lacemaking - dates back to the 17th century and is enjoying a resurgence today. Creating distinctive, handmade buttons holds an irresistible charm for modern-day knitting, sewing, and needlepoint aficionados as well as jewelry makers, and this inspiring, easy-to-follow guide is exactly the book to show how it's done. Author Pat Olski provides a history of the craft as well as beautifully photographed instructions for 30 variations on the basic procedure. Many of these jewel-like items resemble tiny canvases embellished with images of flowers and animals. Detailed directions offer a clear approach to re-creating the centuries-old craft and adding a personal flair to modern garments and accessories.

Details & Specs

Author: Pat Olski

Publisher: Dover Publications

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780486818559

Publication Date: 30th March, 2020

Pages: 96

Dimensions: 276 x 210 x 8 mm

Notes: illustrations (colour)

Availability: Title cancelled

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