At our online workshop this week, we showed participants the basic techniques to make a traditional Dorset Button Cartwheel design first within a bangle then we translated this skill into a smaller project using a can tab. We showed how you can use these thread wrapped can tabs as pendants, necklaces and tabs for zippers. All of the materials for this craft technique can commonly be found around the home.
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The first commercial Dorset Button enterprise is believed to have been started by Abraham Case in Dorset in the Seventeenth Century.
- Bangle or embroidery hoop (to practice the cartwheel weave)
- Yarn (embroidery thread/floss best for the can tab version)
- Embroidery needle with a large eye suitable to fit the yarn or thread
- Can tab
- Clothes peg*
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