Sunday, January 5, 2020

Day 5 : Beginnings

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 5 : Beginnings

Day 5 : Beginnings

This button has been inspired by a completely different challenge. For those of you who has kept up with my new 'regular' blog, I spent a bit of time over the holidays working on mini books for the Tando Creative 366 challenge. While I don't expect to complete that challenge, I am enjoying dipping in and out. Anyway, the word prompt for that challenge on the 1st was "Beginnings" so I drew a seedling. And as I drew I thought, this could make a button...

Tando 366 challenge and One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

The ground is a some wonderful thick wool that's been in my stash for years - left over from a commission to cover buttons for a 17th century coat. The wool is so thick, there's no need for a button mould. Yes, I really do keep the smallest pieces of nice stuff!

To this I've sewn a small "seed" made of cotton and stuffed with cotton, decorated with a cotton wrapped stem, and a wired, embroidered leaf. The green cotton for both stem and leaf is perle no 12. This was worked separately, as in stumpwork, and then attached, which means I could give the little extra curl on the leaf.

The button (measured along longest side) is 25mm /   1" /  40L

It is also quite a thick button - best suited for a coat I think. Or maybe a bag.... 

1 comment:

  1. Or maybe a brooch or a hat accent. The fresh green is so beautiful and full of zing. Neat.