Dating in the renaissance period

The illustration to the right shows this particular step. When you have gone around the bead once, simply continue to wrap the spines, spiraling down around the bead until all the spines are wrapped and the wooden bead is covered.There are many variations of this wrapping process.Pass the needle back up through the hole in the bead until it looks like the illustration above. Gently and carefully pass the needle UNDER the first spine and pull the thread through, being careful not to let the thread roll into the hole.

dating in the renaissance period-72

The most common shape of this time period was a rounded or slightly flattened ball with a shank.

The evolution of buttons has some bearing on the resultant buttons from the above noted time period.

Step one involved the placement of the "spines" for the needleweaving.

Cut a fairly long piece of thread (about 18" for a 12mm wood core - this looks long but you'll need it later - my student suggests a length between 24" and 36").

50 Heirloom Buttons to Make and Patterns of Fashion give examples of a few.

You can double the spines, placing two right next to each other and do an "in and out" wrap before proceeding on to the next set of spines.

Tie a knot in the end of your thread and and pass it through the hole in the bead.

Catch the thread just above the knot so that you have looped the thread around the bead and through the hole. By going through the hole and wrapping the thread on the outside of the bead, you can then place the rest of your spines. Once the spines are in place, you can then start the needleweaving process.

These particular buttons were found attached to men's coats.

In Paris, in an exhibit of textiles found from a 14th century midden on the Ile de la Cite (the original site of the city of Paris), there exists a portion of a sleeve approximately eight inches long which is from a cotehardie.

It contains about a dozen buttonholes worked in buttonhole stitch.

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