Beaded and Holey Rainbow Dorset Button Stitch Marker Maximize

Beaded and Holey Rainbow Dorset Button Stitch Marker

These beautiful stitch markers have been hand stitched by myself and are made to order. Each marker comprises of a Dorset Button with a rainbow of beads, and either a lever back clasp (perfect for crochet and knitting projects) or a smooth ring (perfect for knitting projects) with a width of 26mm and a drop of 45mm approximately when attached to a lever back clasp. Although they are on the larger side of stitch markers generally, they are so lightweight and are perfect for keeping a crochet stitch safe, marking the beginning of rounds, or keeping track of patterns in whatever project you're currently working on. They also look incredibly attractive on your project bag in between uses! The perfect present for the hooker / knitter in your life (- you can never have too many stitch markers in your project bag!) as well as a tiny piece of crafting history. What's not to love?

Dorset buttons had been hand stitched in Dorset since the 1600s, employing  more than 4000 people at the height of the cottage industry's popularity and sending the buttons they made all over the world. Unfortunately, this came to an abrupt end with the invention of a new button machine that was showcased at the Great Exhibition of 1851, making Dorset buttons obsolete and plunging Dorset families into extreme poverty. At this time the art of Dorset button making was almost lost entirely. Thanks to the efforts of artists and crafters since this time, Dorset buttons have not died out completely. The pattern for this Dorset button design has been created by the incredibly talented Jen Best, and is used with her kind permission. Should you wish to have a go at making your own Dorset buttons, everything you could possibly need to do so can be found in Jen's shop, Beaker Button, here.

£ 4.00