Buttons are fun to make.
I have over the years covered buttons with fabric to match or add contrast to an outfit.
The buttons today were more fun to try.
D rings, bone rings, a key ring and some preformed clear plastic button shapes produced especially for decorating and my favourite large wooden beads,
On the left is a preformed button shape worked in a random rainbow thread. I worked the edge in close buttonhole stitch and the central bars were finished with the spiders web stitch we saw a couple of weeks ago. (I have not given up on the spider’s web… yet! It will appear one of these weeks.)
For the button on the right I used a ring for holding keys. It gave a stronger heavier frame – suitable for making a brooch. Again, I worked the outer ring in close buttonhole stitch and then added long stitches across the diameter to form the stems. On top I used exaggerated (read untidy) French Knots and bullion stitch before finally finishing with a bow made from several strands of embroidery cotton. A small brooch pin at the back, would give it a second life!
The wooden beads were fun to try.
Working with a bodkin I brought the thread through the centre of the bead and than worked in crochet form around the bead. The acorn I only worked part the way up and the rainbow coloured one I continued all the way!