Embroidered Butterfly Buttons

We decided to have a taster day at Knit Wise, one of the places I hold Spinning Workshops. The idea was to give anyone who wanted a chance to try a new craft. We held 45 minute mini classes in spinning, weaving, felting, Tunisian crochet, knitting and finally button making.

So I remembered my embroidered butterfly from years ago and decided to do some little versions to cover the buttons


I embroidered a small butterfly as a sample piece to show what could be achieved. As it happens, I cut it slightly too small for,the button so it couldn’t be used, which was a shame because I really liked it!

So my first buttons seemed to go fine and then disaster, I lost them. They’re in my house but who knows where. I’ve searched every place I can think of and I’m starting to think I might have thrown them away by accident. All that hard work.


Sorry about these enormous photos!

So I started again and here are the new butterflies, all ready for Christine Cummins Ceramics Open Studio on the 19th June. I love making them, it’s been so much fun. Off now to do some Ladybirds!

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