Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Buttons -Buttons -Buttons

Back in November last year I did a class with Karen Ruane about covered buttons and embroidering on them.
They have been lovingly stored away in a container waiting to be mounted on "something " so that I could enter them in this years Embroiderers Guild exhibition.
With said exhibition only 5 weeks away I thought it was about time I did something about it.
The first ones were mounted on an Artists box canvas 10cm x 30cm on which I have attached a piece of lace down the middle and then I pierced a hole and inserted the button hook through and anchored them at the back.
The middle one (the Dorset Button) is stitched on by hand.


A slightly different view.


Here is a close up of the bottom three.



 The second one is on a purchased frame that I got at our Church op-shop for $1



It is hard to see what the buttons really look like in this photo but if you go   here - here and here you will see the post about where I had made them.
I have one more to mount and then they will all be done.

14 comments:

Pat said...

They look great Doreen, nothing like a dealine for getting things done.

Heather said...

I remember your beautiful buttons Doreen and love the way you have presented them here. Good luck with the exhibition.

Suztats said...

I loved your buttons when you created them, Doreen, and they look fantastic as you've presented them. Best of luck with the Guild Exhibition.

Sandy said...

Wonderful buttons and a great way to display them.

Aussie Jo said...

Beautifully presented as always Doreen- all your work has class!!

karen said...

Doreen....they look so beautiful!
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Linda Stokes said...

These look stunning! You needed a way to show off all the meticulous work making the buttons & you've acheived it so well.

Robin Mac said...

I am really looking forward to seeing these at the exhibition - not long now! they look superb in the photos. Cheers

Janet said...

They look like little works of art.

Maggi said...

I'm so glad that you found a way to turn the buttons into works of art. They are exquisite in themselves but displayed like this they look even better.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Absolutely brilliant way to present your buttons Doreen! They each are beautiful on their own, but the framing raises them up to works of art.

Dolores said...

I love what you have done with these buttons. Very pretty and very inspiring.

Dot said...

What a beautiful way to display your buttons - they are gorgeous.xx

Dot said...

What a beautiful way to display your buttons - they are gorgeous.xx