Thursday, March 26, 2020

Day 86 : Screen

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 86: Screen

Day 86 : Screen

I've been keen to try some whitework embroidery and lace for buttons, so here is my first, a simple four sided stitch worked to pull the fabric and create the little holes. With all of the extra hand washing, my hands are becoming quite rough, and working with silks will not be an option for a while. But, the extra clean does mean that working with white is much easier. 

The white fabric is a plain linen, not an evenweave. I've used Bolillos 40/3 lace thread for the actual stitches, and perle No 8 for the surround. I've used a No 32 ring for the mould, and a small piece of green cotton as the interlining.I used the ring so that the excess fabric could be pushed up to give a little bit of padding.

Size: 21mm /  13⁄16" / 32L

1 comment:

  1. I've never made ring buttons. The idea of being able to push the excess gathered fabric up inside as padding is so elegant and clever.