Brighton and buttons

The weather was finally good enough to take some pictures. Not exactly sunny but not foggy at least.
Brighton Pavilion, a wonderfully inspiring place. In the article I am writing for Popular Patchwork I suggest that the details in the building would make great quilt designs. I hope someone does try it – I wont I’m not a quilter by any stretch of the imagination!

To celebrate this success, I went button shopping. A few bits of fabric came home with me too.

These fabric and most of the buttons are from Ditto, one of the shops I recommend in the article. The flower-shaped ones came from Harlequin Vintage, a shop full of lovely things. I had to leave behind a set of 10 leaf-shaped black glass buttons which were very Shiaparelli style, and probably date to the 30s or 40s.

One thought on “Brighton and buttons

  1. I just came across your blog and so I like to start from the front to the back, I just love another person who goes shopping just for the purpose of buttons! I can’t get enough of those interesting things. They each bring something special to your work as well as seeming to have a story to tell through the tiny holds they have on the item.

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