Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Day 64 : Shortcrust

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 64: Shortcrust

Day 64: Shortcrust

Of course, another embroidered button today (hope that isn't getting boring!). The ground fabric is a little piece that I eco dyed - I think it might be damson skins (needed to try after a discussion with a weaver friend of mine) but I honestly now do not remember. I don't worry too much about eco dyed fabrics. They can't be replicated, so I stopped worrying about keeping notes after the first time. I try to do at least one batch every year, it's just something I like doing.

The thread is a perle No 12 - in a variegated orange. We have just started stocking a few, we will increase the range if it proves popular. Of course, I have had to try them out! variegated threads are perfect for death's head buttons - automatic stripes, even if you are a beginner!

I've used a No 2 mould.

Size: 23mm / just under 1" / 36L

By the way - have you visited my YouTube channel? I've uploaded a slideshow of January's buttons, and will soon finish one for February .

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