This is a set of 4 buttons. Ready to sew on your clothes or accessories.
They are handmade using the traditional Dorset Button craft. Dorset buttons were one way of making buttons before the Industrial Revolution.
They are made using a ring (in this case plastic) and wrapping and weaving thread round and through the ring. I use embroidery thread (floss).
I love making these and trying out different colour combinations.
These buttons are made using a 100% cotton thread, in this case a lovely mustard yellow.
They are approximately 1.5 cms (half an inch)in size.
These buttons can be used simply as buttons on a garment or sewn or stuck as embelishments. The final two photo is an example of how the buttons can be used on garments. One is a modern cardigan, the other is a Regency dress. These buttons can be traditional and contemporary depending on the colours used and the clothes you choose.
I would recommend hand-washing if used on garments, however in a trial I have washed at 40 degrees and then tumble-dried a similar button 3 times with no effect.
Check out this listing for an example of what you can do with the handmade buttons http://www.etsy.com/listing/51357577/handmade-dorset-buttons-hair-clips-pink
Visit my shop for other handmade lovelies http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bigbluebed