Welcome to Dorset Buttons at 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.
Please explore my website to find out more about Dorset Buttons. For all of you who want to have a go at making these lovely buttons you are welcome to use my free instructions for non commercial use. I also have pages dedicated to the history of the Dorset Button industry and a gallery of images with ideas on what to do with your Dorset Buttons.
Button online workshops
2022 - a year of celebrations
Far from the Madding Crowd - film official Trailer (2015) - starting Carey Mulligan
Clip of the film I made Dorset Buttons for some Cary Mulligan's costumes.
Dorset Buttons made to order
Local news from Shaftesbury
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