|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.
|Close view of my embroidered button|