Dear Everyone,

I have finally decided on September’s theme at the Button Shop, in consultation with Margaret. The theme will be ‘Something in the Woodwork: Carved Wooden Buttons, Old and New’. Our collections contain a great variety and range of wooden buttons, both old and modern, many handmade, and many of which were acquired during my recent American trip. This will thus be a timely opportunity to feature them in the Shop. More details will follow very soon. Margaret is IS NOW NOT also bringing several hundred Renaissance-era carved wooden buttons back from the Shop’s buying trip in Italy, which will WON’T be on display very soon.