21st August 2020

Following up from yesterday’s post:

Button rings and moulds from Carol.

Note the great variety of sizes, material and styles. Note the 1952 penny and the nut/?gumnut used as  moulds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The metal moulds have been covered with circles of ?linen then knitted fabric. The plastic moulds are a different item within this box.

These would have been sewn onto the garment and sat nice and flush.

The wool/crochet over the ?gumnut has disintergrated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?Mourning buttons:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade linen buttons from the 1880s.