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Traditional Buttons

Rosalind makes traditional Dorset buttons in any size to order.  The majority of her orders are for Cross Wheels and Singleton buttons, see details below.  However all types of traditional buttons may be considered, including Dorset Knobs, High Tops and Bird's Eyes, please ask Rosalind for details and a quote for the work.
Rosalind is happy to make authentic buttons for costume dramas for television or film and has made a set of buttons for the second series of Poldark broadcast by the BBC.  

 
Cross Wheel buttons from the smallest simple shirt buttons at 12 mm diameter through to larger ones more suitable for knitwear or feature buttons at 32 mm diameter. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Larger buttons can be worked in more detail introducing detailed patterns, surface texture in the form of ridges (shown below left in hand spun wool), colour changes and also beads (shown below right worked in cotton).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The buttons can be finished on the back in one of two ways, either by leaving a thread tail attached that can be used to sew the button on to the garment or by the creation of a stitched bar or loop on the back of the button to act as a shank (see below).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Rosalind charges from £3 for a single colour button depending on the size and the complexity of the design.  The cost for a two colour button starts at £4 and for a beaded button from £5.
 
Singleton buttons are generally made using the smaller ring sizes (up to 18mm) and can be worked in fabric of your choice to match a garment.  They are embroidered around the edge with matching coloured cotton thread and finished on the back with a hand worked bar that can be used to attach the button to a garment.
 
 
 
 
Shown left are samples of sets of Singleton buttons made using Liberty cotton lawn fabric in the following sizes, 12mm, 15mm and 18mm, please click on image for detail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross wheel and Singleton buttons can be made in the following sizes:
12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 22mm, 25mm, 28mm and 32mm. 
 
Other larger sizes are also available, please contact Rosalind for further details.
 
 
Card Mounted Sets of Cross Wheel Buttons
 
A selection of cross wheel buttons are available for immediate purchase Folksy.com
 
These cards feature a set of Dorset Cross Wheel buttons worked in cotton and suitable for use on a shirt. The buttons are finished with a hand worked bar on the back to enable them to be stitched to a garment. On the reverse of the card Rosalind has provided a little background historical information about traditional Dorset buttons.
They are always available in white, cream, ecru, pale blue, pale pink and pale green, however you may order in any colour or send fabric for a perfect match.
 
 
 7 x 12mm plain Cross Wheels    
                                                                  6 x 15mm plain Cross Wheels
 
                          
   
 
 
 
 
 
5 x 18mm Cross Wheel Buttons in the following designs:
   Plain Cross Wheel, Traditional Yarrell and Chain Edge (as shown below from left to right, please click on picture for more detail).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Price per set (7 x 12mm buttons)......£20
                     (6 x 15mm buttons)......£18
                     (5 x 18mm buttons)......£15
 
Please specify colour required (and preferred design for 18mm buttons only) when ordering.
 
 
Card Mounted Individual Cross Wheel Buttons
 
These cards feature a single button worked in fine cotton which allows very detailed designs to be achieved. The button is finished with a hand worked bar on the back to enable it to be attached to a garment.
 
25mm Buttons
 
 
The designs available in this size are Chain Edge, Spiral and Daisy Pattern (shown top row above) and the Traditional Cross Wheel designs of Yarrell and Basket (shown bottom row above).
 
 
32mm Buttons
 
 The designs available in this size are:
 
 Traditional Basket (top row, left)
 
 Double Daisy (middle row, left)
 
 Spiral (bottom row, left)
 
 
  Please click on picture to see greater detail.
 
 
 
 
 
Price per button, 25mm..... £5
                           32mm ......£7
 
Please specify preferred design and colour when ordering.
 
Card Mounted Sets of Liberty Print Singleton Buttons
 
A selection of Liberty print Singleton buttons are available for immediate purchase on Folksy.com.
 
These cards feature a set of Singleton buttons worked in Liberty print cotton lawn fabric. The buttons are finished with a hand worked bar on the back to enable them to be stitched to a garment. On the reverse of the card Rosalind has provided a little background historical information about traditional Dorset buttons.
 
  7 x 12mm Singleton buttons ....£20                     6 x 15mm Singleton buttons .....£18                                                 5 x 18mm Singleton buttons ...£15           
 
                        

 

 
 
 Please click on images to see greater detail.
 
 
 
Please contact Rosalind for further information.
 
 
 
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