- Written by Amanda L Faulkner
Amanda analyses a rare find and compares it to museum examples around the world so that the techniques can be recreated accurately.
What a interesting article.
The Dorset buttons that are used here would most probably have been stitched over wire which had been soldered into a ring shape.
There is a brilliant (but old, I think the 1980s) piece that you can view online (search Jack Hargreaves - dorset buttons), presented by Jack Hargreave's in his 'Out of Town' series, showing these very Dorset buttons being made in the exact way in which they would have been made in the early 19th century. Fantastic source!