Thursday, 1 December 2011

Buttoned Up

The last few days have flown by - a visit by family from Ullapool has passed all too quickly (as good company always does). Whilst chatting and catching up on news I kept my hands busy by embroidering a few buttons. I had some procion dyed linen that I had produced a couple of years ago and thought that it would be perfect for what I had in mind.

I made the first two or three by embroidering before I assembled the button -  this meant accurate measuring was needed for each design but I quickly discovered that it was much easier to make the button up before stitching.

I was amazed at how quickly the finished buttons mounted up. I shall make a couple of dozen or so to add to my component box which contains elements to use in large pieces of work, which honestly I am going to start on soon.

These are not an original idea, I have seen lots of similar (and better stitched on Flicker), however each one is a different design as I'm making them up as I go along. Another fun thing to do that doesn't demand much concentration.

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