Saturday, May 23, 2020

Day 144 : Flow

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 144 : Flow

Day 144 : Flow

Today's button really has a double name, as it looks a bit like a hat from the side, so the first thought was "Flo" as in Florence. But the sound works for both the pattern and the shape :)

This has been done using the ply split technique. Basically, you make up spun cords, then weave them. I used some small silk cords I had made for another project, weaving them together with another cord. If you are really clever at this technique, you can achieve some wonderful, dimensional items. 

The woven shape is mounted onto a ring, and a couple of bullion knots hid a small gap.... 

Size: 20mm  / 6⁄8" / 30L

1 comment:

  1. Split plying is one of those things that has fascinated me for years. Now that there is time to try my hands can't cope! Looks lovely - thank you. Charlotte in California