Monthly Archives: "July 2015"

On the Hunt for Dorset Buttons

Dorset Buttons – it’s an official love affair now. Following on from last week’s post the hunt was on to find some real ones. The 1950’s WI offerings in Bridport museum are lovely – but these are crafty projects, with added colour and sparkle. And as it turns out are a far cry from the originals.

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Dorset Buttons

The world of Dorset Buttons has opened up around here of late. It started last week with the finding of another copy of Dorset Feather Stitchery. Inside, amongst old transfers and other goodies was a little WI booklet. It covers a little of the history and a short guide on how the make a Crosswheel

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Athelhampton House

Last week’s Thursday afternoon jaunt was to Athelhampton House, a few miles east of Dorchester at Puddletown. It’s not National Trust so involved handing over cash to get in (a not insubstantial £13). But if you take the time to snoop into every nook and cranny then it’s worth the entrance fee. The house, complete

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Bygones, Bygones, Rooms full of Bygones

Bygones – Definition: Things dating from an earlier time. Or more specifically: Artefacts, implements etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest. And where do you find these bygones? In a museum of course – ideally a local provincial museum.  Every little town must have its museum – it’s worth hunting

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