It's been a manic week. Beaker Button was 11 years old on Thursday, and we had a fantastic celebration with friends and customers on Saturday. We had Jude from Loomin Marvolous who demistified how to read a 4 shaft loom draft, something I've never been able to get my head around. I'm looking forward to warping up my tapestry loom to practice.
Debbie Wheeler taught us how to paint silk and we made beautiful cards.
Carole from Myosotis Jewellery taught us how to make braid. We made beautiful bracelets, with Dorset button fastenings. Mine will be finished as soon as I have my button, which I helpfully left at the shop.
All three have agreed to run longer workshops next year, and we'll let you know when we have a program for them.
I haven't forgotten about redoing my scabious, so this afternoon I sat with my singleton button and some Steff Francis hand dyed silk ribbon bought from New Threads next door to me. I've made something I like, although I'm not sure it's a scabious flower. I've used a simple tacking stitch to attach the ribbon to the top of the button, and I'm going to add it to my Stumpery as a patch of grass. I'm moving on, but I might revisit this image in a different format next year.
Next week's image is below.