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Module 10: Fastenings & Trimmings: Part 2


Making Buttons and Beads:

I have made buttons before from materials like Fimo - a polymer clay, which is hardened in the oven and have also made Dorset buttons like these:

The photo on the right shows the back, finished with felt and a buttonhole stitch loop.

For this one (my favourite), I used hand painted fabric, hand embroidered the butterfly and a button kit to cover. Endless design possibilities!

Beads:

Making beads was also great fun. Some were made using Fimo and other with fabric scraps, rolled up and decorated with embroidery and beads.

The first 2 sets of photos show part of the process and the rest are just a few of the many that I made:

Toggles, Frogs & Loops:

These samples were made from paracord. there are lots of examples on the web ... most are far superior to my puny sample!

Tassels:

I have been making tassels for a number of years ... just something I love; so this was a treat. To try out new ideas and methods was something I thoroughly enjoyed.

The first 2 samples are new ideas, using some of the fabulous decorative yarns available today.

These samples are new crochet designs by me. I noted ideas down years ago, but never got round to making them.

The last 2 are also crochet tassels ... not my designs, but made from patterns over 30+ years ago.

Well, that's it for this module. I hope you have found something new or inspiring here. If so, please let me know. Ask questions, make comments ... Ta! see you next time. x

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