Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Day 295 : Knop


Day 295 : Knop - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 295 : Knop

First, my apologies for defaulting to the same colour braid I've been using! It must be my mood - I've plenty of other colours so there's no real excuse except maybe being subconsciously influenced by little ginger kittens :)

I love the word knop. It is "bud" in a few languages, and it is one that appears often in royal wardrobe accounts - items supplied by silkwomen - hence my liking for it. Tassels and knops, buttons and knops - yet we don't really know what it meant. From context, a turks head knot seems to be the most likely item. 

The bottom part of this button is an acorn cap covered in fabric. I chose one that was quite deep, and I'm quite pleased at how this works. You can see from the shadow cast on the tag that the button is quite deep (about 15mm).

Oh, and for CinC and anyone else who didn't see the mouse the other day here's an image (although I have drawn the chin line too low, I was using my finger on my phone, lol) - 

Mouse Gina Barrett

Size : 14mm / 9⁄16" / 24L