Item Type(s) of Fastening
Bag Button with loop or buttonhole
Hanging Mount on frame or loops on rod
Waistcoat/Jacket Button with loop or buttonhole (or zip)
Bookcover Ties or toggle and loop
Box Ties or toggle/button and loop
Hand-twisted Zigzag cord
Two zigzagged cords threaded through straws, worked fine once I got used to gauging the stitch lengths.
Crocheted cords from top: thin Sari Yarn, mixed wool and silk threads (both zigzagged through drinking straw) thick Sari yarn and fancy knitting yarn.
Crocheted cords before trying zigzag
Parallel knitting yarns zigzagged
Dyed Calico rouleau stuffed with knitting yarn, Knitting ribbon stuffed with one thickness of yarn, Perle thread twisted using doorknob and pencil!
Burnt back sheer with automatic pattern; Sari ribbon with automatic pattern
Linen with automatic patterns, trimmed back
Two rather nasty little purses made in furnishing fabric, one with a tab and buttonholes, the other with a paper bead.
Rolled wet-felted button and two paper beads. (I avoid making felt if possible because of the arthritis in my hands; the paper beads were made from paper painted with transfer paints, after they had finished their useful life colouring fabric – it’s amazing how useful the used sheets can be!)
I tried using the Flower-stitcher foot. I need to learn how to gauge the right place to make them overlap, and also they need at least three complete cycles, otherwise the wretched things unravel when you dissolve the plastic. I sewed them onto a piece of calico anyway.
Party Bag. This is the bottom of the bag I made using silk carrier rods. The blue circular bit is one of the ends of a rod. Might make a good button.
Party Bag. This is the top: I used some knitting ribbon for the loop and to fix the piece of rod onto the bag. I’m inclined to think the rod end might have been better, but I was a bit worried it might disintegrate.
This is a fabric book containing a term’s work with Sandra Hurll.
The cover is Tissue Paper bonded on to fabric with a zigzagged cord made with sari yarn, and decorated with beads and tassels.
This shows the ties, stitched on to the cover.
This shows the knotted binding with bead and tassel decoration.