We had great fun at my doll club yesterday- we made dorset buttons.
The pink one is mine- slightly off centered. The multi-colored wool one was made by Jean who was sitting next to me.
I thought I had some of these type of handmade buttons in my collection but I couldn’t find any. Of course that doesn’t mean I don’t have them somewhere! I did find these buttons though-
The white button on the top right-hand side is the closest. It is made on a ring. The other button look like they were crocheted and they were all made on those forms in the middle of the pic. The top form looks like it is made of bone. The two lower ones are wood. Here are some close-ups-
If you are interested in making some yourself, I just googled “dorset buttons” to try to get some kind of history and discovered many tutorials.