Dorset Buttons – Saving a lost craft

Lady Lees couldn’t stop looking at it, a large, button, unlike any she had ever seen before, it seemed to have been created by sewing. The farmer’s wife, saw where she was looking.

“Funny old button isn’t it. They used to make them Shaftesbury way, but no one knows how to make them anymore. Have it.” She bent, and cut it from her apron.

She sought out more buttons, and at last a frail old lady, who said.

“Buttony, of course my dear.” And picked up a needle and a tiny brass ring. The lost craft was saved.

A follower of Lady Lees, practicing Buttony

The true tale of how the craft of Buttony, making Dorset Buttons, was saved. This is in response to Charlie Mills flash fiction challenge, in 99 words (no more, no less) write a story including buttons. Hope you enjoy it.

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Filed under Historical Reconstructions, Historical tales, Victorian

6 responses to “Dorset Buttons – Saving a lost craft

  1. Wow, that was so interesting. I love stories that are inspired by history, and teach us something new.

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  2. Very interesting. I had not heard of Dorset Buttons.

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  3. I did not see that coming. Actually, I knew not of buttony.

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  4. How wonderful that one curious and persistent woman could save a lost craft. I enjoyed this flash of buttony, Gordon!

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