Saturday, January 18, 2020

Day 18 : Jammie

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 18: Jammie

Day 18 : Jammie

This button came about as an idea when I tried a button first made by button maker Yoko Odaira. Those buttons were made using red and white thread, and I as I made it I considered how it could be made to look a bit more like a jammie biscuit! I thought it better not to actually name it a Jammie Dodger, as I am pretty sure that particular name is trademarked - I don't want to get into any trouble for a button! I also decided a more old fashioned looking biscuit would better suit the technique.

In planning out how I might make this, I got carried away and now have quite a few sketches of different biscuit and sweeties that would make fun buttons. Many people refer to buttons as candy so be prepared, there will be others during the course of the challenge. What's your favourite?

The jam is a bit of wrapping from a Babybel - I do keep interesting bits of packaging for purposes just like this. I thought it was the perfect colour for jam, and thread, even silk, just didn't quite work.

I am really pleased with the effect of the bullion knots around the edge, although they took ages and a lot of thread. This is the largest of the buttons I've made in the challenge so far, so probably best suited on a shawl or a bag - a big focal button. It could probably be made much smaller if a little simplified. 

I used cotton perle No 12 in two colors, and another of the new moulds we are prototyping. 

Size : 47mm  /  1 14⁄16 " / 82L

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