Bespoke Buttons


The Dorset Button lends itself to be the perfect handmade finishing touch for a special garment or accessory. The same or contrasting yarn can be used to pick out detail to complement your piece.  

TJFrog’s bespoke ‘design and make service’ includes fully understanding your initial requirement, exploring yarn options & design with you and a sample button before the final buttons are handmade.


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Case Studies

Di Gilpin's Grainne Frock Coat

Knitted in Di Gilpin’s Lalland Lambswool, this beautiful garment is complemented with a large Dorset Button, made using the same wool colours with an added contrast colour for visual impact.

Size – 45mm

Amanda's Dorset Button Cushion

Amanda knitted this cushion in Rowan Felted Tweed as part of a steeking workshop with Alison Crowther-Smith.

The Dorset Buttons are made in the same wool.

Size 16mm

Di Gilpin's Islay Jacket

The flower based Dorset Button design on these jackets is co-ordinated with the jacket by using the same colour for the centre with a contrast on the outside.

Size – 23mm

Fay's Colosseum Shawl designed by Fay of Knit It – Hook It – Craft It

Fay designed & made this crochet shawl inspired by the architecture of the Colosseum.

The yarn is Yeavering Bell 4ply by Whistlebare.

The Dorset Button Brooch design inside the ring reflects the oval shape of the Colosseum.

Helen's Anthro Cardigan designed by Hanna Maciejewska

Helen of Ripples Crafts knitted this cardigan as a sample piece for her stand at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017.

Knitted up in Helen’s own hand-dyed Na Dannsairean 4ply BFL / Nep in the aptly named colours; A Cerise which Demands Attention & A Slice of Lime – the Dorset Buttons have been made in the same yarn.

Size 16mm

Alice's Tashi Jacket – designed by Di Gilpin

Alice knitted this jacket in Di Gilpin’s Lalland Lambswool. The multicoloured Dorset Buttons using all the colours in the jacket add a great finish against the darker button band.

Size – 16mm

Alice’s lovely description of the Dorset Buttons: “They really are like jewels marching down the button band.”

Photo courtesy of Dr Alice Bullough (c) 2016

Maureen's Cardigan

Maureen knitted this beautiful cardigan in Di Gilpin’s Lalland Lambswool Storm Petrel & Laggan. The Dorset Button uses these two colours in the centre with Amethyst used on the outside to add contrast.

Size – 35mm

Photos of cardigan jacket courtesy of Maureen Malecki (c) 2016

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Rhona's Frances Herself Shawl – designed by Karie Westermann

Two Dorset Button brooches were made from 2 out of the 3 colours in this hand knitted shawl by Rhona, giving Rhona the choice of which colour to emphasise.

I love how the Dorset Button brooches complement the shawl being worn in a number of different ways.

A Birthday Present for Sandie – Necklace

The request was for a necklace to match a given outfit and in the specific style that Sandie prefers to wear. The Dorset Button necklace was designed incorporating embroidery thread and pearl beads in two different shades of blue. It consists of 11 buttons sized 16mm with a 12th button sized 23mm to provide a focal point for the design. The buttons were then attached to a leather flat cord to produce the unique necklace which complemented Sandie’s outfit perfectly.

Amanda's Dorset Button Cushion designed by Debbie Abrahams

Amanda had knitted this gorgeous Debbie Abrahams cushion in these wonderful Rowan Cotton Glace colours and was looking for some buttons to go on the back.
TJFrog produced four samples buttons using the same yarn as the cushion.  After Amanda had made her choice five buttons, in two designs but utilising the same colour way, were produced and added to the cushion.  A simple but very effective addition.

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