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buttoned up

March 1, 2012

this is the last button workshop before I prepare to go to Japan – I think!

preparing individual supply bags, not  my favorite part.

I’ve invented a form of button mould made with available supplies






this is a wrapped braid button made with soutache braid






it needs to be worked over a smaller mould, this is the only braid I could find in the city 

and I seem to have bought all of certain sizes of plastic rings.

Victorian Flag

woven over a silk covered mould, the yarn is woven on a thread “warp” and not stitched into the cloth.





last but not least, a ring braid button


and that’s it folks. I’m all buttoned up.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2012 9:32 am

    These are fascinating.


  2. Kathy permalink
    March 2, 2012 9:27 pm

    I LOVE the buttons! Will you show me how? And maybe my Guides too (but only if they are not too complex)? We are heading to Craigdarroch Castle on Sunday. It would have been fun to see you there. 🙂 Kathy


  3. March 2, 2012 10:36 am

    Oh, phooey! I didn’t sign up, and couldn’t go this weekend anyway. Darn! Maybe you will offer another workshop when you get back – I’d love to learn the Victorian ones. Have fun!


    • March 2, 2012 1:16 pm

      Heather – maybe the SSI guild would be interested in a little workshop. We had great fun in Duncan.


  4. March 2, 2012 5:15 am

    To think that I will learn how to make some of these very handsome buttons make me wish that we left sooner for Japan and that we stayed longer!


  5. March 2, 2012 3:22 am

    buttoned up or bottomed out, soon you will be traveling! YAY!


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