Instruction leaflet for making a Dorset Button called a Cartwheel

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Made in Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

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Dorset Buttons originated in Shaftesbury in the 1620s. They became a major cottage industry in Dorset creating employment and income for many families. By the 1780s 4,000 women and children were employed in the industry. The industry came to an end in the early 1800s with the introduction of a button making machine.

This two page instruction leaflet can be downloaded for ease of use. It's the same design as the one I use for my kits and designed for printing on A4 paper and can be folded twice to 1/3rd A4 (DL). One side covers instructions showing the four stages of making a Dorset Button known as a Cartwheel. The reverse has a short history of the Dorset Button cottage industry.

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Mar 28, 2017 by dnas
Wonderful book, kit and rings! I can't wait to get started! Thank you so much for such high quality products and fast shipping!
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