Friday, January 17, 2020

Day 17 : Candy Stripe

One Button a Day 2020 - Day 17 : Candy Stripe

Day 17 : Candy Stripe

This button is another testing out new shapes and inspired by a small picture that my Grandmother made to be placed over my cradle. It is thread wrapped too - in red - and I have often wondered if my fascination for thread wrapping came from this. I used to try to figure out how the pattern was made when I was little. Of course, as soon as I learnt about button wrapping, I figured it out.

A couple years ago I saw the pattern for the basic frame and instructions for wrapping it in an old book, if I recall from the 1920/30s. I have often wondered if she had access to that, or if it was something that she learnt elsewhere. 

I used cotton perle No 12 for this. 

Size: 27mm / just over 1" / 42L