Saturday, February 24, 2024

Button 89: Dorset Flowers

1 1/4" metal ring.
Parlak Oren Bayan Dantel (50) #579 Blue
Lizbeth (20) Col. 684 Green
Col. 621 Pink

Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.

 

Anna McDowell.
Etsy:  Dorset Buttons.


 

Friday, February 23, 2024

Buttons 81, 80: Dorset Knob + High Top


Somehow, I feel like I've got the technique, but need more practice.
And need a cone shape for the knob - -

The knob have rounded tops.
I made a round shape with cotton, fiberfil
Embellished with Flora 20, Col. 201.

The high top should be cone shape.
So - I sort of made a longish shape w/cotton fabric, filled with small pebble and fiberfil.
Embellished with DMC Cordonnet Special 40, Ecru.


Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.



Anna McDowell.
Etsy:  Dorset Buttons.



 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Button 88: Grindle or Sea Urchin


Polyfil stuffed fabric.
Round, ribbed button.
Flora 20, Color 11


Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.

 


Anna McDowell.
Etsy:  Dorset Buttons.



 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Buttons 82 + 83: Bird's Eye

These were from a December session,
a cone shape wooden bead covered with DMC Coton Perle 5 - Col 738.  
(I think called a Ribbed technique).

Decorative Bird's Eye
Made a 'ring' using fiber w Hedebo Stick,
 embellish w/DMC Coton Perle 5 - Col 738.

Bird's Eye
Ring of fiber, embellish with DMC Coton Perle 5, Col 738.



Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.




Anna McDowell.
Etsy:  Dorset Buttons.



 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Button 51: Zwirnknopf 4x4


1 1/8" metal ring.
Elisa 10, #8155.

Zwirnknopf 4 wraps, 4 tours.

Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.


 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Button 47: Single Zwirnknopf, three colors


2 7/8" wooden ring.
DMC coton perle, size 5, colors  210 + 504.
DAISO Multicolor Lace Yarn, #20, Color 31 


 2 7/8" wooden ring.
DMC coton perle Size 8, Color 823, Royale size 10 crochet cotton -- Metallic Thread, Color 0001P, and Elisa #10, Color 8155.

 My wooden box is getting pretty full of Zwirnknopf wooden rings.  


 This book
was so helpful!



Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Button 50: 3 x 4 Zwirnknopf


1 1/8" Aluminum Ring.
DMC Coton Perle 5, Color 761.

I got a little help from 
 Nancy Nehring's book.


Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.




 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Zwirnknopf


Finished this one started (this post).
Playing with some metallic threads.

2 7/8" wooden ring.
Elisa 10 #8197, Ricky Tims Razzle Dazzle #253 & #258, Royale 10 0428.


(extra buton)

I found this book (the photos) helpful.






 

Friday, February 16, 2024

Button 52: Two color Zwirnknopf w/Star


2 1/4" wooden ring.
Jade Blue Artiste #10 Crochet Thread
and Royale 10 Metallic Crochet Thread Color 0090G   Gold/Gold




Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.


 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Button 84: Singleton


1 1/4" metal ring, covered with cotton fabric (small bit of fiber fil).
Londonderry #5095 Ivory 50/3 Linen thread.
[thank you Beth for the spool of linen thread]


I read the Singleton buttons were embroidered
using simple stitches.
Hoping Spring is around the corner,
couldn't resist a basic flower and french knots.


Term II - Karen and the Buttoneers

Sessions via The Lace Museum virtual education

Instructor Karen Smock.

 



Anna McDowell.
Etsy:  Dorset Buttons.


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

A few favourite hearts ---

Happy Valentine's Day.   These are a few of 
my fav needlework hearts.


















 

February's 5K

I think this is my favourite tee shirt from the 5Ks.

Chilly morning run, started outdoors and finish line inside.

Middle son walked the 5K.   Still in
recovery mode from his knee procedure.





 

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