Saturday, May 16, 2020

Day 137 : Reef

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 137 : Reef

Day 137 : Reef

Today's button just made me think of a coral reef. I know it doesn't really look like one but...

It is made using a small piece of ribbon woven on our Little Loom as part of a demo. The first part was a plain weave, then there is a small section of tubular weave. I threaded some wire through the tubular weave to coil it and form the base of the button, and gathered one side of the plain weave for the outer section.

The lovely bead in the centre is handmade - part of a set I bought originally to make a medieval style paternoster, and the bead is a beautiful coral colour. The bead is from Tillerman Beads - they specialise in historical replicas - and their beads are quite wonderful.

If you'd like to know more about ribbon weaving (and using our tape looms) why not head over to the YouTube channel - I've got a playlist with shorts, including tubular weaving. 

Size : (roughly!) 23mm / nearly 1" / 36L


  1. Ohhhhh that was a most enjoyable rabbit hole you sent me on! I am a terrible bead addict, so Tillerman was a lovely place to spend some time. And thankfully they don't ship to Australia, so I can look and not be tempted!

    1. I'm sure once the Covid situation settles down they'll be back to shipping overseas ;)