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February 24, 2014

weaving went quickly with only one shuttleweaving-finishing 436 it was a problem free pleasure

now I need to get busy and sew

shifu 093next warp is ready to go on the loom

40/2 linen with an indigo stripe on one selvedge

paper thread (shifu) ready and waiting for the weft

buttons 109

and another technique for making buttons

Kate Davies has a marvelous tutorial on her website  http://www.katedaviesdesigns.com

I’ve tried something different – stripes on the bottom button

it has a plastic button inserted before drawing up

the top button is stuffed with a tiny bit of quilt batting instead of the button

it is much rounder

and if you make a few with white yarn you can dye them after they’re made

but be warned – they are addictive!

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2014 4:56 pm

    I saw that tutorial and it sent my mind thinking of other applications.Pretty neat.

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    • February 24, 2014 5:59 pm

      Deb – it was fun to do and I was also thinking of other ways to use it.

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      • February 24, 2014 11:37 pm

        I’m thinking as flowers or parts of flowers. I’m working on a piece depicting tansy at the moment and it would work well on a larger scale.

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  2. Lis permalink
    February 25, 2014 1:49 am

    Have you seen the little Dorset buttons that are bunches of flowers or little landscapes? If not, I’ll find a link for you.

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  3. February 25, 2014 3:25 am

    Have a look at these, Jean: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ruthsemporium

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    • February 25, 2014 8:19 am

      Lis – thank you, the are very pretty. Looks like she has covered the ring with buttonhole stitch, backed it with felt and embroidery. It would be faster and easier than traditional Dorset buttons. Lovely idea.

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  4. February 25, 2014 3:40 am

    Thanks for the link to the tutorial and to Kate’s blog! BTW, I signed up for a basic workshop in weaving . . .

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  5. February 25, 2014 7:40 am

    Gorgeous colors. I love weaving stripes, too, especially with one shuttle. I love seeing your shift weaving; not many people are doing it these days, but it is fascinating!

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    • February 25, 2014 8:16 am

      Kirstin – have no idea what “shift weaving” is, please enlighten me!
      Kerry – oh good, let me know how the lessons go.
      Deb – have fun, let me know how the flowers work

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      • February 25, 2014 2:41 pm

        Oops, that was suppose to be shifu weaving! Spell check changed it.

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  6. February 25, 2014 3:49 pm

    You are fast, ma’am…

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    • February 26, 2014 10:11 am

      Alice – if it was a race I think you would win!
      Kiristin – spell check definitely has some interesting interpretations

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  7. February 27, 2014 1:10 am

    nice fabric! kate davies is my hero

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