Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Button 48: Zwirnknöpfe, Four Colour button


I used a 40mm ring.
DMC Coton Perle No. 8.
Colors:  553, 340, 554, 333.


Zwirnknöpfe button pattern c.Karen Smock.   

Karen's Button Supply


 Seems I've been using up a lot of DMC perle coton fibers - sizes 12, 8, 5; and Lizbeth size 20.   For the buttons I've been creating - I'm enjoying using up some of my odd bits of thread stash!     Such a bonus to select my favourite colors.   

Interested in hand made - thread buttons:    

Visit the Virtual Education section of the Lace Museum.   

Scroll down ....  look for:

"Certificate Program for German Thread-Wrapped Buttons"






 

Monday, July 15, 2024

98: 5 Point Star

I used 1" curved wooden mould/bead.   DMC Pearl Cotton 8, Col. 3348.

DMC Coton Perle 8, Col. 340.

 DMC Coton Perle 8, Col. 745. 


This is the June Challenge Button -- "We Learn From Each Other".

Pattern is Five-Pointed Star by Karin Koenig,

from the Knöpfe Facebook Group.


 

Sunday, July 14, 2024

#98: It is a start

 


I used 1" curved wooden mould/bead.   DMC Pearl Cotton 8, Col. 3348.

DMC Coton Perle 8, Col. 340.

For my third fiber, I'm thinking yellow DMC 745 - size 8.   Stay tuned.


This is the June Challenge Button -- "We Learn From Each Other".

Pattern is Five-Pointed Star by Karin Koenig,

from the

Knöpfe Facebook Group.


As for the special tin, visit Adagio Lace Inspired teas.   LINK HERE.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Benise Spanish Guitar

Benise Concert
Northshore Center for the Performing Arts
July 12, 2024









Found this on line at You Tube - 


 

Friday, July 12, 2024

Button 97: A Lincolnshire Button



28mm ring.   DMC Coton Perle 12, color 699.
DMC Coton Perle No. 8.   Colors:  209, 3753, 554, 32, 725, 340, 333

Floral Wreath Button ("Lincolnshire" Button)
This is the May Challenge Button
"We Learn From Each Other"

Video, Pattern + Instructions by Gina Barrett from
the Knöpfe Facebook Group.



 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

#94: Embroidered, felted wool Sphere

This is a 1" felted wool sphere - embellished with DMC Diamant, Art. 380 D3852 (gold) PLUS DMC Embroidery Floss (Coton A Broder 25) Colors 562, 3688, 564, & 778.    

It is my understanding, flowers are a common motif on embroidered buttons.

More information can be found

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

43: Vest Button


Ok, 1.5" wooden mould.   DMC Perle 8.
Colors 778 & 738

 Pgs. 95-98.

Might choose silk fiber if I were to 
give this another try.





 

Monday, July 08, 2024

#43: Vest Button


A start.   I'm using 1.5" wooden mould.   DMC Perle 8, Col 738.


Pattern from:
 pgs 46, 95-98.





 

Sunday, July 07, 2024

45: French Coat Button

 

 Woven diamond shapes are 
quite a challenge for me.   This is 1.5" wooden mould.   DMC Coton Perle 224 in sizes 8 and 12.


Supposed to looking something like this:







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