Saturday, April 4, 2020

Day 95 : Mjölnir

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 95: Mjölnir

Day 95: Mjölnir


My husband named this button, as he thought the pattern along the edge looked just like hammers. "Hammer" would have been rather boring, but naming it after Thor's hammer... much better!

I've used No 12 perle and a No 39 ring for this button.

Size: 24mm / 15⁄16" / 38L

Friday, April 3, 2020

Day 94 : Free Spirit

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 94 : Free Spirit

Day 94: Free Spirit


Today's button just made me think of hippies and summer festivals, so that's where the name has come from. I must have been feeling a little chilled out last night! Goodness knows why - it's been all paperwork for me for two days.

I've used a No 4 button mould, and wrapped the button initially with the Au ver a Soie Wool we've just had in. The lace stitches around the edge is worked with no 12 perle.

Size: 30mm / 1 3⁄16" / 47L

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Day 93 : Stop the Spread

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 93: Stop the Spread

Day 93 : Stop the Spread


As a year long challenge, it is important for me to create buttons for markers of things that happen. In my last challenge, there were sporting events to mark and things like that. I couldn't really let Covid-19 off the hook on this, especially as it is a marker not only for me, but for everyone in the world.

I don't want to cause anyone offence, and am certainly not being flippant by creating this button. 

I've chosen the blue cross to represent the medical staff around the world who are working so hard - be it in care or research regarding this. Most tend to wear blue at some point. And perhaps extra points for who can see what packaging the tag has come from?

I've used a No 39 ring and perle No 12 for the grey and blue. The little bits of the corona are made using the Au ver a Soie fine wool.

Size: 25mm / just under 1" / 40L