Irish Crochet Buttons to Make

Irish crochet provided much needed income as piecework during the nineteenth century in Ireland. For the 11th-annual Lace Issue of PieceWork, May/June 2018, contributor Pat Olski shares her adaptation of two timeless Irish crochet buttons to make. Time-consuming though the technique may be, small projects, such as buttons, are the perfect introduction to this lovely […]

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Dorset Buttons to Make

Did you know that a Thirty-Year-War soldier developed a method for making a thread-covered button? Making buttons provided much needed income for many in the towns and villages of Dorset, England, from the 1600s to the 1800s. In the March/April 2018 issue of PieceWork, Pat Olski shares with us the fascinating history behind Dorset buttons […]

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