This is a sampling of the buttons that I teach in my Tandletons class.
These little threaded works of art are just so much fun to make. I start with Hanah Silk bias ribbon, create a form and stuff it with Polyfil.
I then take a few strands of Wildflowers from the Caron Collection and start stitching.
All of the stitches are created with a milliner’s needle, and a little imagination.
The techniques that I used here are:
* Embroidery: buttonhole stitch, French knots, lazy daisies. I have also used silk ribbon embroidery stitches like the woven rose with the feather stitch
* Tatting: basic picot flowers and the closed double knot
* Needle lace: buttonhole stitch, woven star
Warning once you start making them, you don't want to stop!