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Dorset Thread Buttons

Tidy up a shirtwaist with our needle lace buttons (formerly our "Lingerie" buttons), carefully constructed of fine white linen thread woven over metal rings and circumscribed by decorative stay stitches, to which you may add a sewn-in thread shank while attaching them. They perform well in the wash, and dye up with ease, if White is not your color. Small clothes benefit especially well, whether on sleeve openings as cuff links, at the neck of an English fold-down collar, or on higher French stand-up shirt collars.

This style button is so named after the area of southern England called Dorset, where they became a cottage industry in the early 18th century, continuing to the third quarter of the 19th. Whole families, as well as prison inmates and orphans were employed in the hand manufacture of thousands annually, which were shipped to all corners of the globe.


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#112-75, 3/4" diameter, White only
.80 each

#112-625, 5/8" diameter, White only
.70 each

#112-5, 1/2" diameter, White only
.60 each

#Q112-75, 3/4" diameter
72.00/100 buttons

#Q112-625, 5/8" diameter
63.00/100 buttons

#Q112-5, 1/2" diameter
54.00/100 buttons



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