Day 99 : Ginocchiera
Today's button is based on one that is on a late 16th century Italian Smock in the MET. The metal thread I've chosen isn't quite a match for the type used in the original, but fairly close.
I am currently, finally, putting together my next book, The Button Maker Vol 1, which will focus on textile buttons up to the 17th century. Lockdown has meant I can keep some odd hours and knuckle down - and this is one that will be included.
I currently do not have internet access so am uploading this from my phone. It's a bit difficult to add links, so I will fix it later. But I have used Au Ver a Soie threads - the silk is Sole Ovale and the metal thread is Bourdon.
Size: (length) 25mm / 1" / 40L