Thursday, July 22, 2021

My first

This is my very first Dorset button! I've been wanting to make one for years, and I've had the supplies. I just didn't have the nerve to get started. Today was the day. I followed a tutorial from Gina-B Silkworks, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make. 

I used a plastic ring from my stash and size 20 Lizbeth #115. I probably should have started with heavier thread as this button took me nearly three hours to make. It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty darned good for my first try!

My shuttle collection continues to grow. I got a little carried away ordering shuttles from Alexey Romanov. I don't feel a bit guilty. I love them all!

Today I received two beauties from Rita Richmond. Her artistry amazes me!

I only managed to tat one donut ornament today. I don't have too much left of size 40 Lizbeth #147 Red Burst. I'm hoping to finish this ball of thread this weekend. I wasn't too fond of this thread when I first saw it, but now I think it's wonderful!


  1. Oh wow, well done! I have a paperweight with Dorset buttons imbedded in it. My cousin used to live in Dorset, and the buttons really come from Dorset.

    1. Ooh! That sounds so cool! I'd love to see a picture of your paperweight!

  2. Button and the tatting motif are lovely.

  3. I love the look of the Dorset button!! :)
    Awesome shuttles!!! :)
    Another great donut ornament!!! :)


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