Simple Button Making
Foam board covered with wadding, torn fabric strips with stitching and wrapped with transformer wire
Covered Champagne cork:-
2 layers of felt swirled with the embellisher
Covered and wrapped polystyrene
Foam board wrapped in felt and knitting yarn
Cotton reel button:-
Covered in wadding and tights.
Suffolk puffs at the ends and wrapped with yarn round the middle.
Cotton ball wrapped in tights with knitting yarn woven through linen threads.
Gingham Rose button:-
Tube of fabric twisted and sewn to make a rose shape Dorset Button Structures
Using metal curtain rings
and a wooden curtain ring with ribbon yarn – the “reverse “side shows a rose design in the centre -
Using dyed and printed fabric
Buttons made from wire with the “Coiling Gizmo”:- Toggle Buttons
Frayed and beaded button:-
Leather button:- Toggles made with meltable (heat fusible) material
painted Zeelon with Angelina fibres cut in a triangle shape and heated
spray painted pelmet Vilene wrapped over Lutradur and branded with a wood burner tool
Vilene and Lutradur
Tyvek fabric and threads all wound up and heated – makes coloured concentric circles
Kunin felt marked with soldering iron
Wool felt (not fusible) wrapped in painted Tyvek which was marked with soldering iron
Kunin felt and painted flower cellophane
pelmet Vilene, Zeelon, Tyvek fabric wrapped around Angelina fibres and wrapped with threads - heated and marked with soldering iron
Craftex wrapped with metallic thread
All the buttons:- Other Toggle Shapes
Commercial fabrics applied to Bondaweb – cut to shape and rolled while hot round a large paint brush handle:-
2 right-angled triangles
2 isosceles triangles
All the shapes:-
I live in Whitby with my husband Steve who is a great photographer and inspiration to me in all things.
I have always loved stitching (got it from my Mum)and generally playing around colouring, burning and slashing textiles - exploring any new ideas I come across! Mixed media is becoming really interesting too!