Your handmade buttons are incredible! The finish, the shine, the grain, the glow. shape, …excellent work.
The smaller sass. buttons will adorn a bush shirt pattern I am knitting out of handspun romney wool (not my wool, but my spinning). The wool is a warm honey-tinged gray – the buttons look like they were made to order for the colour.
The larger maple burl buttons will not all be used at once. I have two projects on the needles for them – one is a short-sleeve, bulky cardigan- very rustic with a single button closure; the other is a hooded sweatshirt, pattern #244 from Knitting Pure and Simple – designed for women, chest sz. 36-52. There is a man’s version too, #105 – exactly the same except for larger sizes and closure needs 3 buttons. The wool is handspun lamb/angora (from Shadyside Farm Studios) and only requires a single button to close the plaquet at the neck. So I’ll have one button in my stash waiting for another deserving project.
I’m glad to see that you included a description of the button-making process – people should be aware of the extent of labour involved. I would suspect though that most of your customers realize the value of handmade and time/love infused into each piece.
The heirloom spoon is just what I hoped it would be. The grain is spectacular, the size perfect, the balance and feel just right. It holds homemade corn soup admirably!! All it needs now is a matching stoneware bowl.
Thanks so much for the awesome artwork! Take care, Michele”