Sunday, March 8, 2020

Day 68 : Celebrate

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 68: Celebrate

Day 68: Celebrate

I really wanted to name this button the sound that those little paper horns made (do they still have those, or am I showing my age?) but I really don't think anyone would get it, and how should I spell it anyway? 

So, today, celebrate! Be it women's day or a birthday or anything else. 

The embroidery is on linen, using some wonderful hand painted threads I picked up at a fair - I am afraid I don't remember exactly who created them as I soon wound them onto thread holders so that I could use them. They are about a size 12 perle size, but I think they are a spun silk. I adore these colours. 

The mould is the outer ring of the No 45 stacker mould - no reason for using a ring except that I was tidying up yesterday and one was on my desk. I first drew this design a few years ago - another that it is nice to be able to actually make, now that I cannot make thread wrapped or ring buttons for a while.

Size: 35mm / 1 3/8" / 54L

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