Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Day 337 : Victoria


Day 337 : Victoria - One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett

Day 337 : Victoria

My idea was to try a modern version of a particular type of Victorian button. The originals are sometimes called "Gone With the Wind" buttons, and have a contrast fabric in a neat shape at the centre, that comes up through a contrast fabric surround. The parts were all pushed together with machines (no doubt a hand press by someone paid piece work) and they are really cleverly made. I'd love to see the machine at work. They seem rather rare over here in the UK, so I haven't yet got two that match so that I can destroy it to see the parts... 

However, I went off on a tangent, and decided the fluffy part looked rather interesting off-centre, and none of the originals had edge stitching!

Interesting how an idea wanders...

Stay safe everyone!