Day 80: Kernel
I'm so sorry today's button is being posted so late. We've really been working hard to get as much done as possible at the unit, and get what we can sorted for working from home. You'd think it would be easy as we are self employed, but there is a reason we got the unit...
This button is actually embroidered and then the mould covered, After that I added the surround. Working a surround like this - the eye shape - is a traditional German button technique. The centre is usually wrapped, and can really look like an eye. I just decided on a slight take on that.
I used a No 3 mould, and the embroidery was done with stranded cotton and No 8 perle for the small lines and the surround.
Size: 27mm / 1 1⁄16"/ 42L