Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Buttons and More

I finally caught up with the lessons on Karen's Buttons and More course yesterday.  The more included a brooch and a toggle.
 The exercise at the end of last week was to practise using cut out, full cut out like these two buttons, and half cuts outs.  The first one with the lace frill, I wanted to do something extravagant and it reminded me of  a sunflower.  The inset is heavily embellished with french knots, web stitches, and bullion knots.  This one took longer to stitch than the other three put together, but it was fun.
 This one has folded, cotton lace on the inset, around the edge of the button are french knots.
 This one will be the brooch, I just need a smaller brooch bar than I have here to put on the back.  It uses a half cut out, with lace inset.  The other half is embellished with french knots.
 And to finish off, a simple button, patterned cotton inset surrounded with french knots. 
The next task is toggles, and I love toggles.  This one was so much fun to make and so simple.  There are more of these to come, so watch this space.

7 comments:

Terry said...

Those buttons are just beautiful! There sure is a lot of work in them for something so small!

Tudy said...

Beautiful work. I love them all.

Maggi said...

I really do love these. What size brroch bar do you need. I have a box full of 2cm ones and would be happy to send you some.

Maggi said...

Oops - I did of course mean brooch. Silly fingers can't type!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Jane your buttons are absolutely fantastic look. what a beautiful job you did in stitching them all. Hugs judy

karen said...

definitely top of the class!!! now where's my apple!!!

Wendy said...

How lovely all of your buttons are! I think my favorite is the first one....but all of them are just beautiful....