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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #27 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:33 BST (UK) »
Certainly is ... I bought a curtain ring about one inch across, as I thought it would be easier to learn on something big ... like when you learn to knit; you dont start with cables and fair isle, but with a string dish-cloth !

It took me an hour and a half ... to think that Great Granny could probably turn out dozens of tiny buttons per day ...  :o
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #28 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:50 BST (UK) »
Geatgranny probably had all the time in the world back then ... her fingers were a lot smaller and more nimble as well.....  :D

Hey .... so what if it took you longer, at least you attempted it... give yourself a pat on the back .. and don't sell yourself short for trying..... ;D
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #29 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:52 BST (UK) »
Great Granny had 13 children !   So I doubt she had any time at all spare !!
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #30 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:56 BST (UK) »
Well, it was probably her time out from things ;D   Wonder if it was done at night? ;D  I often wonder how my rellies managed with 15 to 18 children ;D
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #31 on: Friday 24 October 08 12:35 BST (UK) »
More likely done because they needed the money !
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #32 on: Friday 24 October 08 20:13 BST (UK) »
I would agree with you there :D
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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 26 October 08 01:45 GMT (UK) »
I used to make them and use them as plates in my doll house and sometimes I would glue flowers to them and they became hats for my Barbie dolls  ;D Oh well  :P ::)

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #34 on: Monday 03 November 08 21:24 GMT (UK) »
I suppose it had to happen !   Daughter #3 took up the challenge and made one so small I had to put my specs on to see it !

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Re: Dorset button maker
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 10 July 12 17:43 BST (UK) »
I meant to post to you when I saw your post about Dorset buttons, I went on a two day course about 25 years ago, think the tutor was the curator of  the button museum, anyway it was a brilliant course we were shown how to make all the different styles. I found it was so useful to make my own buttons, and some I have turned into earrings. Since then I have run a couple of workshops for spinning guilds. I was so pleased to find I had Dorset ancestors but yet to find any button makers but keep looking the nearest I have got is a hat, and umbrella maker.

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