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Offline Lydart

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Dorset button maker
« on: Sunday 20 April 08 20:05 BST (UK) »
This is a sampler made by my mother.  She was taught how to make them by her grandmother, Mary Williams (nee Trowbridge) from More Crichel, Dorset, whom I believe was probably a spare time button maker.  I know Mary was still alive in 1912; my mother says she was taught how to make them by her grandmother when she was only seven, which would have been in 1914.  My mother was severely disabled, but went on to become a court dressmaker, so she started on the sewing young ! 
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 July 08 21:23 BST (UK) »
Dear Lydart
No-one seems to hae posted a reply so I thought I would - I have a couple of leaflets on Dorset Buttons, and have had a go myself using the instructions, but they bear absolutely no resemblance to your mothe'rs which are so beautiful - you must be so proud!
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Derby Girl
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 July 08 22:00 BST (UK) »
Hello Derby Girl ... and a warm welcome to RootsChat !

Do you have Dorset connections ?

And what are the leaflets you have about Dorset buttons ... can you tell me where you got them, or could you scan or photocopy and let me have a copy if possible please ?

PM me if you can help, and I'll send you my personal email ...

I am very pleased to have the sampler ... my mother was seven when she made it, which would have been 1914 !    Its very grubby though, and I dare not wash it !   I don't know what is inside the domes of the buttons ...
Dorset/Wilts/Hants: Trowbridge Williams Sturney/Sturmey Prince Foyle/Foil Hoare Vincent Fripp/Frypp Triggle/Trygel Adams Hibige/Hibditch Riggs White Angel Cake 
C'wall/Devon/France/CANADA (Barkerville, B.C.): Pomeroy/Pomerai/Pomroy
Som'set: Clark(e) Fry
Durham: Law(e)
London: Hanham Poplett
Lancs/Cheshire/CANADA (Kelowna, B.C. & Sask): Stubbs Walmesley

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 July 08 22:11 BST (UK) »
If you Google "Dorset Buttons" there are lots of links, including the basic method on how to make them.

Yours do look to be enhanced and very attractive.


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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 July 08 14:47 BST (UK) »
Dear Lydart
Will look out the leaflets - one came from Dorset County Museum, in Dorchester.  Yes I do have Dorset links as my husband comes from Dorchester.  The other leaflet when I find it is a WI one.  Will get back to you when I find them.
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Derby Girl
Winson, Derbys; Stanley, Sts; Franklin, Beds; Barker Sts etc. ; Farnham, Dorset; Harrison, Dbys, Leics.

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 July 08 14:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Derby Girl !   I look forward to more news ...
Dorset/Wilts/Hants: Trowbridge Williams Sturney/Sturmey Prince Foyle/Foil Hoare Vincent Fripp/Frypp Triggle/Trygel Adams Hibige/Hibditch Riggs White Angel Cake 
C'wall/Devon/France/CANADA (Barkerville, B.C.): Pomeroy/Pomerai/Pomroy
Som'set: Clark(e) Fry
Durham: Law(e)
London: Hanham Poplett
Lancs/Cheshire/CANADA (Kelowna, B.C. & Sask): Stubbs Walmesley

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 July 08 18:21 BST (UK) »
Dear Lydart
It might be a week or so before I can find the leaflets as I am away from home at present.  All I can find is an article from a family history magazine that I kept with history and resource suggestions.
Regards
Derby Girl
Winson, Derbys; Stanley, Sts; Franklin, Beds; Barker Sts etc. ; Farnham, Dorset; Harrison, Dbys, Leics.

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 July 08 13:33 BST (UK) »
I see there is a booklet about the history of Dorset clothing in the "Discover Dorset" series from the Dovecote Press. I haven't seen this one in the local bookshop, but the other ones on bridges, farmhouses etc, are quite good and cost about 5 (or 2-ish used on Amazon). If I notice the dress and textiles one, I'll see if it mentions buttons.
("Discover Dorset Dress and textiles", Rachel Worth, The Dovecote Press, Wimborne.)
Fred :)

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 July 08 15:34 BST (UK) »
Thanks Fred ... I'll see if I can locate a copy ...
Dorset/Wilts/Hants: Trowbridge Williams Sturney/Sturmey Prince Foyle/Foil Hoare Vincent Fripp/Frypp Triggle/Trygel Adams Hibige/Hibditch Riggs White Angel Cake 
C'wall/Devon/France/CANADA (Barkerville, B.C.): Pomeroy/Pomerai/Pomroy
Som'set: Clark(e) Fry
Durham: Law(e)
London: Hanham Poplett
Lancs/Cheshire/CANADA (Kelowna, B.C. & Sask): Stubbs Walmesley

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