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Fat Herringbone buttons

Fat Herringbone buttons
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Handmade tin-glaze buttons, terracotta clay with cobalt brush-painted decoration. Tin glaze, also known as delft or majolica, dates back to 11th century Italy and became popular in The Netherlands and England in the 17th century. My buttons are a contemporary take on this centuries-old tradition and add a bit of handmade artiness to clothing and interior textiles. Hand and machine-washable but I recommend you pop your buttoned item into a pillow case before using the washing machine, just to be sure.

Sizes range (per pack) between 21mm and 24mm dia (approx), please let me know which pack size you require in Note to Seller.

Each button is individually made and therefore may slightly differ in size and shape. The packs come packaged in a transparent cellophane bag and make great gifts for creative people!


I started making buttons as part of a series of quilt-inspired pieces called 'Tethered Quilts' and then started using them to adorn cushions, tea cosies and clothes. I thought other people might like to use them too!

I love the herringbone pattern, which can be found in walls as well as woven fabric in this part of Lincolnshire. My Fat Herringbone is a jaunty and painterly version and would look great on a cosy knit.

The cushion shows Penstroke buttons in cobalt, as another example of how my buttons can be used.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Nicki Jarvis within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £1.75

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USA and Canada £3.70
Rest of the World £3.85

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