Welcome to Henry's Buttons
For all you want to know about the heritage craft of Dorset Buttons
Henry's Buttons is based near Shaftesbury in Dorset, the birth-place of the Dorset Button industry in the 1600s.
My aim is to help to keep this tradition alive. I use the original methods to make my Dorset Buttons with contemporary materials. I also try out new designs and ways to use the skills of this heritage craft and ideas for using these lovely buttons.
I love this time of the year when we can experiment with lovely metallic threads and ribbons for Christmas baubles and other decorations.
Dorset Button Suffragette Brooch Kits now for sale in my Shop
I have moved to a new location in the Cygnet Art Gallery, Shaftesbury.
Commissions for handmade Dorset Buttons and made to order buttons. Go to my eShop for details.
Share your Dorset Button news, views and projects
I’m always interested to hear your news, views and especially any projects you may be involved in featuring Dorset Buttons. From the emails I have received in the past, I know there are many talented buttoners amongst you. If you would be willing to share your Dorset Button news with other like-minded people, I would welcome contributions to my Dorset Button eNewletter. Please email your information preferably with an image to Anna McDowell at email@example.com