Friday, March 13, 2020

Day 73 : Helter Skelter

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 73: Helter Skelter

Day 73 : Helter Skelter

Named for the fairground slide that twists around, not chaotic! This is a little too ordered to be that. 

Yesterday I received a lovely parcel from Japan, with materials for a stitching technique (to rest my thumb) that is very similar to canvas work embroidery (needlepoint), and florentine stitch in particular. It is different, as the ground fabric is different - and it is very fine, more like petit point. It reminded me how much I love this type of embroidery and how I haven't done it recently. So, today's button uses half rhodes stitch. I love the texture this stitch creates. It will be some time before the very fine Japanese button is finished, but I have to say that I am already hooked :)

The yellow is perle No 8 while the purple is a hand painted No 12 perle from my stash. The mould is a No 3

Size: 29mm / 1 1⁄8" / 45L

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