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The most popular Dorset Button made today is called the Dorset Cartwheel.
All other designs of Dorset Thread Buttons using a ring and thread are based on this technique.
There are four stages to making a Dorset ‘Cartwheel’ Button
The length of the thread will depend on the thickness and the size of the ring, which you will be able to judge with practice. If you do not have enough thread, join after the casting stage. I tend to work with a thread long enough to complete the slicking and laying stages as you can join threads with a reef knot and work neatly into the button at the rounding stage.
Happy button making!