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Offline stockman fred

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #18 on: Monday 20 October 08 13:14 BST (UK) »
I think the well known "Dorset Knob" biscuits which they make at Morecombelake are named after the buttons which were made in the locality.
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #19 on: Monday 20 October 08 17:07 BST (UK) »
Yep, my mother loves them she used to eat them all the time. They are round, a bit smaller than a tennis ball see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorset_Knob << from my memory they are fairly solid and if you try to eat them whole you can come acropper! I'm not sure if it was when they had gone really stale or what but I can distinctly remember me and my brother throwing them at the shed wall and them bouncing!

There's also a pub in Parkstone called the Dorset Knob.

Back to buttons try here ... http://danceswithwool.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/dorset-buttons-little-bits-of-history/

and a tutorial on how to make them here ... http://www.homeofthesampler.com/howtos/craftypod.html

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #20 on: Monday 20 October 08 17:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you for those two links, especially the 'how to make' one ... I'm inspired to go and get the materials and have a go ! 

I'll report back ... knowing the speed at which I work, in about a years time ! 
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 #21 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 23:26 BST (UK) »
I've made my first Dorset Button !

It took me over an hour at the pub tonight (Wednesday is ladies knitting-at-the-pub night !).


I shall take a photo of it and post it tomorrow !


I'm all excited now ... I have established what feels like a very direct link to Great Granny !!
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)
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 23 October 08 04:00 BST (UK) »
 ;D...they are fun to make Lydart....I made dozens when I was a kid  ;D

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 23 October 08 20:32 BST (UK) »
;D Great you could have a go

I'll have to try and find out all the paperwork I have on Dorset buttons as I did some research on them when I was at Cavalcade, I'd forgotten all about it.. popped into my head today when I had a look at a book at the history centre.

In the 'old' days the buttons would have been taken off every time a garment was washed! They aren't very practical for clothes now; I made a kind of mobile/multi dreamcatcher hanging thing ... that's the only way I can explain it LOL, several strands of 8 or 10 buttons connected with thread of about 1/2 inch which I beaded to give them weight and stop them getting tangled, then I got some tiny little bells from a craft shop to put on the bottom. I don't know where it went but my girls had it in their room when they were small and loved it.

You know I haven't done anything crafty for years, this thread is getting me all tempted again :D

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Brickwalls... Dean in Brecknock, Freeman in Bedfordshire
Working on my girls tree...
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Cannell , Cowley, Christian (Liverpool & Isle of Man)
Sherwood, Jeff/e, Bland, Sharrard (New forest)

Also interested in Paradise/Paradice in Gloucestershire

Trying to figure out the Davis family of Winterborne Abbas and where they originated (before about 1780)

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 23 October 08 23:47 BST (UK) »
Better come to our Wednesday-evening-at-the-pub-by-the Wye ladies-knitting-night !!
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 #25 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:19 BST (UK) »
Here's my frst attempt ... I started large, and simple, as I thought it would be easier to learn on a big button than on the tiny ones like I saw in Dorchester museum ...

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 #26 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:30 BST (UK) »
Lydart :D  it doesn't look like a first attempt to me :D
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