National BUTTON WEEK Day 5!!!

Here are a few images of more buttons!

These are a few wall hangings that I have made using buttons. These are all featured in The Embroidery Book, by C&T Publishing.

Bouncing Button Balloons

This wall hanging is randomly strip pieced with scraps of silk, moire, and bengaline fabrics, with accents of vintage lace fabric. Their are vintage celluloid buttons with a few fabric buttons mixed in. The embroidery is worked in perle cotton and seed beads.

Rustic Door

For this piece I choose batik fabrics that varied from rust to brown. I found these wonderful blue buffed celluloid buttons, which I paired with brass buttons, buckles and both vintage and new keys. The rust and vintage blue ribbons just keep the colors flowing.

Lady Bird 2

This piece started with a crazy pieced base of cotton prints, I added in lace and ribbon as accents. The embroidery is worked with perle cotton and cotton threads. The embellishments include vintage and new buttons, ribbonwork vignettes and garden tools.

Mystic Twilight

The base of this piece started with strip-pieced batik fabrics, that were machine quilted to resemble the wood grain of a fence. I chose clear glass buttons in a variety of sizes for the flower centers, and clear painted back buttons for the accents. The embroidery is worked in both perle cotton and cotton floss, with beads added in for accents.

The Village Sleeps Tonight

The base of this piece is synthetic felt, the pre-cut houses are made from a rayon/wool blend felt that was a gift from Barbara at Joggles.com. I added in a dyed rick rack border, and stitched the details with both solid and variegated perle cotton #8. The buttons are all new, except for the four large buttons in the corners, and the one in middle of the center house.

Hope that you enjoyed looking! Happy stitching! ~Christen

2 thoughts on “National BUTTON WEEK Day 5!!!

  1. I have so enjoyed your button collection and projects. And I recognized your work from your book, beaded embroidery stitches. Great book!! So far I’ve made the cq sewing caddy and one of the tandeltons, besides using some of the beading as stitches on other projects. Love your book! Sharon Walker

    On Fri, Mar 19, 2021, 4:19 PM Christen’s Creations wrote:

    > Christen posted: ” Here are a few images of more buttons! These are a few > wall hangings that I have made using buttons. These are all featured in The > Embroidery Book, by C&T Publishing. Bouncing Button Balloons This wall > hanging is randomly strip pieced with s” >

  2. Hi Sharon, thank you so much for your comment, and of course also for buying my book. I hope that it brings you many happy stitching days to come! ~Christen

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