Posted on May 6, 2011 by alwaysquilting
It only takes one hour to make a Dorset Button brooch using Cotton Mako’ Ne 12 so you still have time to whip up a pretty handcrafted gift for Mothers Day.
- A variety of Dorset Button Brooches made using French Knots or Bullion Knots
To make a Dorset Button all you need is a metal ring to use as the base, some thread, ribbon, felt & brooch back.
Add a needle & a pair of scissors and this is all you need to make a lovely gift
If you are in a real hurry you can do what I did with the brooch below. I stitched fewer “knots” and fill the gaps with seed beads, speeding up the making and adding a touch of glitz at the same time.
- Cotton Mako’ Ne 12 Dorset Button, finished ready to add the gift card
You will find an instruction sheet for making a Dorset Button in the Freebies box on the left hand side of the screen.
The Cotton Mako’ thread is available from our online store and Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River , one of our Aurifil Experts, has written a great downloadable instruction for stitching French Knots , for both right & left handed embroiderers.
So no excuses, hop to with that needle & thread to make your own handcrafted gift.
We would love to hear from you, so don’t forget to tell us what colour combination you chose for your brooch.
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