Monday, January 20, 2020

Day 20 : Skep

One Button a Day 2020 - Day 20: Skep

Day 20 - Skep

This little button is based on some that have survived on a 17th century sleeve. Well, I think that's the date. I cannot, for the life of me, find the reference that goes with the image that I have. Which is terrible of me. I am usually pretty good at keeping details when I find images. So I am hoping I'll be able to track it down.

This was worked over our specially made wooden moulds (sorry, one that's currently out of stock...). I've used a fine silk and gilt ( real gold plated) thread. 

A bit of a pain to photograph, because the gold messes up with the camera, but got there in the end. Named because it is a little like the shape of a skep. 

Size (across the bottom) : 12mm / 7/⁄8" / 18L

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