Only a few days until we celebrate Christmas, we decorate our houses and spend many hours deciding on what gift to give to family and friends. The colours of Christmas are everywhere. The reds and greens; gold and silvers; and the lovely crisp whites for the snow that is meant to fall at Christmas but hasn’t for me since 1993!
Not to get despondent, this year I designed my Christmas Dorset Button for my December workshop around an icicle. The Dorset Button was worked in a white and silver metallic thread with a single round of white voile ribbon finished with a droplet from a chandler.
Thank you all for participating and for your very kind comments on how much you enjoyed my workshop. And thank you to Claire and her team at the Hardy Visitor Centre for making us so welcome throughout the year.
Wishing you all Season’s greetings and a happy New Year.
Thank you to Dorset Buttoner, Sharon, for sending me the link to this knitting pattern on Raverly for these lovely mits. The pattern is free until the end of today, 31 October, so if you are a knitter why not download the pattern and send me a photo of your own lovely mittens for my eNewsletter. To get your copy all you have to do is click on the image - you may have to register with Raverly which is free.
For a bit of light relief I thought I would have a bit of fun with these earrings made from findings I found on EBay, my own 10mm silver look beads and a Dorset Button.
I worked the Dorset Button on a 16mm hollow brass ring using DMC stranded silver thread size 5#. I split the thread into two using four strands only to work the button. I don’t usually like working in stranded thread as I prefer to use twisted yarn, but I was hooked on this particular yarn as it was very easy to use, as can be seen from the button.