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We'd love some feedback on our buttons or our site. We're growing and want to do it right!

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Vickie   North Bethesda, Maryland
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:56:49 GMT -5

Your buttons are just beautiful! Really inspiring.

Clair   Fletcher, Vermont

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 04:12:39 GMT -5

For Mary --
When you use the guestbook we don't get your email, so I couldn't respond properly. I'm trying here in hopes you'll revisit-- and use our Contact page to get in touch!

Hi Mary --
Thanks so much for visiting our site AND liking our buttons.

As to shanks, we haven't yet. Because we haven't, that means I haven't tested various shank implementations.

Of course the old-fashioned way of shanking a "regular" button is to use heavy thread, sewing the button on with long loops so that it's loose, then whipping the threads between the button and fabric with more thread to form a shank that is the thickness of the material that you are closing. That would work with any button.

Or some people even use a small, elongated bead the length of the desired shank. But, I think the first way is the best.


Clair Dunn Co-Owner/Artist
Art Button Works

Mary Henderson   Charleston, WV 25303

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 20:25:21 GMT -5

Love ALL of your buttons! Do you ever make buttons with a shank? I'm a knitter, and sometimes I just need one stunner button. You look like the answer.

clare   maryland

Tue, 25 May 2010 09:56:25 GMT -5

You should sell on etsy.com, it's a great source. These buttons make me want to take up sewing.

Laura Johnson   286 Star Pudding Farm Road, Plainfield, Vt. 05667

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:33:54 GMT -5

I saw your web site at Susan Abbott's house. I also work and display at Artisans Hand and saw that your work would be juried in March. I'm delighted that you may have buttons in Montpelier. I love what you are doing. I make large, small etc. bags our of quilting fabric and vintage kimono fabric. I embellish the fabric with threads, beads, ribbon embroidery, silk flowers and now perhaps buttons, that I would incorporate into the overall design by using all kinds of beading. I look forward to holding your buttons that I've ordered and hopefully, see at Artisans Hand. Sincerely, Laura Johnson

Lois Thalman   Bonita Springs, FL

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:23:13 GMT -5

I was so lucky to find Art Buttons and Clair. I needed a special design for some decorator pillows. Clair e-maild me four designs within 24 hours. All were good. but the design I chose was great! I had the buttons in less than 3 days. I believe that I found a true artist.

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