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Dorset Buttons

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Keep an ancient heritage craft alive by learning the basics yourself. Dorset buttons, a cottage industry unique to this county, were first made in Shaftesbury in the 1600s. Anna McDowell will show you how to work your very own Dorset button, using coloured thread in the time-honoured traditional way. You’ll then turn it into a bracelet as a reminder of the industry’s past, and of your own Larmer adventures!

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