Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ready to become buttons...

Just some images, on this Sunday, of my progress in Karen's Buttons and More class.
These are all about 1 1/8" in diameter. Click on images for close-ups.
practicing bullion stitches

tatting, weaving and french knots

bullion stitches, web stitches & french knots on silk

really long bullion stitches here
These are all ready to be damp stretched and onto becoming buttons.

16 comments:

Lucy said...

Wow - those look absolutely amazing. I'm rather wistful about not being able to join in the class ... looks like you're having a wonderful time :)

Cheryl Razmus said...

The work you are doing in this class is just amazing. They look as fine as antique pieces I had the pleasure of seeing in the collection of the Phila Mus of Art when I interned there in college. So wonderful to see artists like yourself carrying on the tradition of really fine hand sewing. Me--I'm learning to make big and bold stitches in Arlee's class.

joe said...

oooh! thanks for the reminder! i haven't done these is years... now i've got all sorts of alternative ideas cross-pollinating a la jude!

namaste'

Jeannie said...

Deanna, the buttons are going to be so amazing! Your stitching is so beautiful. Well done!

Els said...

Wow, Deanna : they get better and better .... Must be great fun to do !
(are you taking Karen's next course ...?)

Notjustnat said...

Deanna, I just love how you incorporate the lace and embroidery into one. Looking forward to the gorgeous button you are making - Enjoy the rest of your weekend - Hugs Nat

Gina said...

Lots of fun stuff here!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Bever enough praise for your careful handiwork-Your Buttons are Buttons like Buttons oughta be!!!!!!
So here's Bob Hope, Roy Rodgers and Jane Russell
singing 'Buttons and Bows' just for you from the 1952
oh so technicolor western "Son of Paleface" (tee he)

--

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

abd--because I omitted the link in that comment--here it is--
http://youtu.be/7v3d_lJ6UKk

Susan Hemann said...

So beautiful. They are so intricate! I'm going to have to take a class of hers.

karen said...

simply wonderful.....

Lis said...

I love the detail of the stitches, what thread are you using for those bullion knots (sorry, you've probably already said and I missed it!)?

Victoria said...

Beautiful stitching! (I am such a fan of Karen's work, and can only imagine how wonderful her class must be!)

Nancy said...

Wow Deanna these are amazing! So many tiny beautiful stitches!

woman with wings said...

Deanna, I love them! Do you use a magnifier of any sort? I don't think I could do this with my bare eyes but on the same note, I don't think my fingers could do this either!! They are beautiful.

Drucilla Pettibone said...

so incredible! i need to learn tatting now... so much fun seeing your projects deanna!

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