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by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

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How to make a Dorset button:

The Crosswheel Jewelry uses these buttons as the main feature. They make great buttons, and also great accents for jewelry, here is our step by step tutorial:
Covering the Ring:
Step 1: Cut a length of yarn approx 3&Frac12; feet long. Tie one end of the yarn to the ring and thread the other end through a tapestry needle. (Photo 1)

Step 2: Insert the tapestry needle into the ring from the back to the front. (Photo 2)

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Step 3: Pull yarn so there is a loop, then insert needle into the loop from the right to the left. (Photo 3)

• Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the entire ring is covered. (Photo 4) Weave in ends.

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• Cut approx 25″ of yarn in another color, to be used for spokes.

Making the Spokes:
Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the ring four times, making sure that they cross at the center, to form 8 spokes. (Photo 5)

Step 2: Thread the top strand of yarn into the tapestry needle; insert needle between 2 of the spokes from the back to the front. (Photo 6)

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Step 3: Insert needle between 2 spokes directly across from where insert in Step 2. (Photo 7) Pull tight.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 once or twice more to secure end. Tie both ends into a knot at center back of cross. (Photo 8) These tails can be used to secure the button to a garment if necessary.

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• Cut approx 3 feet of yarn in a third color, to be used to wrap the spokes.

Wrapping the Spokes:
Step 1: Insert the tapestry needle threaded with yarn between any two spokes, from the back to the front. (Photo 9) Pull through so yarn is taught.

Step 2: Insert the tapesty needle threaded with yarn one space to the right. (Photo 10).

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Repeat steps 1 and 2, working around the spokes in a counter-clockwise manner until spokes are completely wrapped and center of button is filled with yarn. (Photo 11)

Weave in ends, leaving tails for securing button to garment if necessary.

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