Thursday 19 July 2012

A Wedding Dress and Buttons

Lydia and Ash are now back from their honeymoon, so Lydia's knitted wedding dress, which I wrote about last month here,  is now on display in the window of her yarn shop in the Byram Arcade.  There was an article about it in the local paper, the Huddersfield Examiner, with a photo of her wearing it.  I went to the usual Thursday Knit and Natter at the shop this morning and took photos of the dress. 

I wrote in March that I bought some Fimo jewellery from my friend Steph.  She is developing the techniques that she uses all the time, and now produces some wonderfully intricate results.  She brought a new batch of jewellery and buttons to the shop this morning.  A lot of really pretty brooches and earrings, and the buttons were irresistible.

The photo shows just a few of the buttons.  I felt that I should immediately plan lots of knitting - a cardigan with a single large important button, for instance.  It was a hard choice, but in the end I picked the card of two rectangular buttons in the photo.   I might make a collar/cowl/neckwarmer thing - something with two buttons to fasten it.    I'll look for some thick yarn that picks up the colours in the buttons.

If you should be in Huddersfield, do go and see Lydia's wedding dress.  And you will find a selection of Steph's Crafty Bits in the shop. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention, Barbara. I love making all these buttons and you can bet that once the kids are back at school I will be bringing in a new stash. At least a stash of buttons doesn't take up as much space in the house as a stash of yarn!


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