Sunday, August 23, 2020

Day 236 : Cage


Day 236 : Cage - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 236 : Cage

A turk's head knot again today - this time tied with a thin piece of leather that I cut (in a spiral, quite pleased with myself on that, haha!) and then knotted. I was going to burnish it, but just did not have the time - I will do another that gets properly burnished. Instead, I painted a patent leather paint onto the leather. 

This is the first time I have tried it. The edges of the leather needs to be burnished for the patent leather to look really convincing I think, but I do like the effect. 

No mould - the button is stuffed with the excess leather (as I started with a longer piece then tightened down the knot). 

12mm / 1⁄2" / 18L


  1. p.s. I promise on my honour as a button maker that I will tell you at once if there is any danger to us. C in C xx