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Bison Toggles by Andrew Haviland

Andrew Haviland, the maker of our fantastic bone buttons, has created a new type of closure for Twig & Horn: We're proud to share our newest offering of American bison bone toggles, crafted by hand in Rhode Island. These natural beauties vary in size from 1.5" to 2" in length. As they're made of bone, no two toggles are exactly alike—each one brings its own interesting character and texture. Each toggle features two drilled holes for threads, with a textured concave on one side, and a smoother, rounded convex shape on the other.  Toggles are a nice alternative to buttons, with an oblong shape that holds fast where rounder buttons might otherwise slip through. From an embellishment perspective, they're a perfect rustic touch to any garment made...

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Bone Buttons by Andrew Haviland

­Today we are pleased to announce a new offering in our Twig & Horn store: handcrafted bison bone buttons by Andrew Haviland, artist from Providence, Rhode Island. Carefully carved by hand, each button is unique—no two are alike, due to the individual qualities of the bones from which they’re crafted. The freedom of versatility is limitless: A single button can work as a subtle statement piece to finish a garment, while multiple buttons together give serious character to a buttoned handknit. We had the joy of putting a few questions to the maker for an insight into how these lovely buttons came to be, and into the daily work life of the artist himself. From his hands, to ours, to yours—Andrew’s pursuits...

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