Day 30: Dorset Basketweave
Today's button is a traditional design - one of my favourite of all of those considered true Dorset buttons. I've never actually seen a vintage or antique example, but it is a lovely button and very mindful to work. I have some really pretty variegated vintage thread and I wanted to show that off - the colour difference is so subtle - so thought that this would be a good design to do it with. Sometimes simple is best.
Instructions for this button can be found in my book (Buttons: A Passementerie Workshop Manual) and DVD Making Even More Buttons, and is also included in my online course Dorset and Other Ring Buttons. This button is also lovely when french knots or beads are added, to make it into a basket of flowers.
I used a No 32 brass ring and perle 12 along the edge, with the vintage thread used for the filler.
Size: 19mm / 3⁄4" / 30L