Folksy Friday – Button mania!
I was rummaging through my button box recently whilst talking to a friend and was suddenly aware of her laughter. Puzzled at what was so funny I asked her what the source of her amusement was. She said she couldn’t believe that I had a button box it was something grannies had.’ What, I said incredulously you mean you don’t own a button box?’ After further investigation I discovered that it was only the odd person (take that how you like) that did indeed have a box of buttons. I had assumed it was something that you can’t do without like a mobile phone! After all they come in all shapes, sizes, colours and can be made from a fantastic array of materials and are suitable for all manner of projects.
I recently read an article in a sewing magazine that highlighted that there is in fact a condition called ‘button phobia’! Yes, some people are actually frightened of buttons. I’m just pleased that I don’t suffer from that condition, but I really must stop cutting buttons off clothes that are still wanted! I think I may appear at the other end of the spectrum.
This weeks Folksy Friday is dedicated to all those designer makers who use buttons and make buttons in their work and here are some of my favourites: