Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 11

Dear Diary 2014, Week 11,  10th March to 16th March 2014
Waistcoat woven by Maze & Steer Spitalfields, London

Waistcoats of the 17th century were  abundantly ornamented  with embroidery. Silk and metal threads were often favoured to garnish the fabric, which was quite often silk.

My button has been inspired by the waistocat in the image above. It has been embroidered with french knots and chain stitch, then sewn to a piece of gold card.

French Knots and Chain stitch
Close view of my embroidered button

4 comments:

  1. as soon as I saw this on flickr I knew it was yours....beautiful.
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    1. Thank you Karen for visiting and your kind comments.

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  2. Such a beautiful button! It would fit perfectly on that waistcoat.

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