Weaving Pattern For Diamond In A Square

C Orercjsi p&rs of wraps.

A. Wrjp four rounds of seven twe wraps. The firs: two ^re shown. Make two more rotxxte on trte d^gomL

Heirloom Buttons
  1. Make rounds of two wraps txrween Cvise wraps
  2. Movcdjck to center ¿nd overcast next par of wraps.

C Orercjsi p&rs of wraps.

D.Movcdjck to center ¿nd overcast next par of wraps.


A. Wrjp four rounds of seven twe wraps. The firs: two ^re shown. Make two more rotxxte on trte d^gomL

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B. Make rounds of two wraps txrween Cvise wraps

Next, moke «wo wr«pi of gimp across the tenter between two round* of seven, as in drawing B at left Re peat wraps lour times around the button

I hrcad the tapestry needle onto the gimp From the back, pass the needle and gimp through the hole in the center of the mold to che front. lake one strand of gimp from each of two adjacent w raps in drawing B and overcast them together five limes each {see drawing C). working from the center out. Keep the overcast stitches as dose to the center as possible Move back to the center of the button and repeat (drawing DV Continue around the button until all pairs art-wrapped. Pass the needle and gimp to the back through the hole in the mold and tie off by overcasting about six gimp cord* two or three limes at center back. Pass the gimp I in. tinder the base \vrap>» and cut To attach the buuon to your garment, simply sew through the gimp on the back of the button.

Evening star

For wmplf in ihumpttgirr on p. 4l>. whi'II need:

  • l-tn. diameter flat wood mold
  • 3 yd. of gimp
  • quilting thread
  • 18 tapestry needle
  • sharp needle.

This button is covered -with a base of (out rounds of five wraps each. Hold the tail at the center back of the mold. Wrap gimp around the mold five times, working from left to right. Rotate the button 90° clockwise iind make five more wraps, again working to the right (see drawing A on the facing page). Rotate the button 45*. make five more wraps, and then rotate the button 90° and make five more wraps.


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O. fwrtf referier to Kotten moW.


Now hr#n the Mar pattern by wrapping a Mngle strand of gpmp to the left of the round of wmp* locat cd in the 3 2 o'clock tö o o'clock poMnnn Turn the hut-tot; clockwise, so tlit nc.xt round of five uraps w in ihc 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock position and wrap one strand of pmp to the left ol thu round, as shown in draw ing R. Continue Turning and wrapping-alwas-» to the lefi-until there art ihrce sirands of gimp on each side of each round of five wraps y*ct drawing Cv rhrea.1 the uptsirv needle «into ihr )>lmp Make tuv f#r three parallel studies over about six strands of k»tmp near ihe center back to- lorin a shank Pais ihe gimp I in under the base wrap« and cut

Secure the points of the star so thai they don't ulidr oil the mold Thtcad quilting thread onio a slurp nredle On the from of the button, where the last twv> strands ol gimp crass to form a star point, stitch the twv> strands together (see drawing D). Pass the needle and thread under ihe gimp oi i lop of ihe button to the next pout!. Crmnnti* stitching point* around the Inn ton he the thread of! un the back fo attach ihe buiiou to the garment, sew through ihe shank.

Silk bar


For sa mplt in ffM an f 49, ivaV nerd.

  • a» in. diameter wood m«>ld
  • lo Kanagawa silk {1000 denier)
  • 26 tapestry needle

For this hunon. eight rounds of six wraps serve as both the base wraps and the spokes. To begin, hold the thread mil ai center back. Wrap thread around the mold six times, working left to right Rotate the button 90* clockwise and repeat Route the button and then WO®, making six more wraps In each position. Now go back and fill in the gaps between thcMT rounds with six more wraps In each &ip

To make the top design, cut the thread to about 1 ft. Thread the needle on the silk and |>ass the needle from back to front through the hole in the cenirr of the mold Overcast each round of six wrap« on the lop layer tour times, working from the center toward the outside. as in drawing C on p. 5-4 Do not pull die oveitafl stitches tight, least them loose enough so that the wraps don't gather together. Work eight sets of overcast sUtchcs around the button Pass the needle u> the back through the cenicT hole and tie off To attach the Inn-ton to the garment sew through the g>mp on the back of the button and ihrn through your Raiment fabric

Knotted Buttons

Many beauitlul knotted buttons were made out of rope by sailors on long sc.* voyages. I he buttons w ere used to decorate rope-cowed picture frames and oth er remembrances to be glwn to loved ones hack home The book FinwIoprJia of Knots and l-uncv Kope Work (see Helpful Books on p 109) shows how to lot m many knots that can be used as buttons

Knotted buttons can be used with regular buttonholes. but they are particularly appropriate wlien used with frogs, which are decorative buttonhole closures I sec Chapter 5). The button can be wxvked directly into the braid or cord u*ed to make the Irog. becoming an integral part ol the Irog There K no chance of the button ever coming loose or falling off.

Ball roC'SMr

For upprr nghi wanip/r in mrtullu gold on (he fan)tg page. >ou1f need

  • 1 yd of braid
  • thread
  • needle
  • transparent iape l he waiving of this lau* can be confusing until )tni master the in-and-out m^uctki* You mj\ want to phiV tocopy the draw ing on p place it on top of a picce fC

Knotted buttons; cloekwivc from upper left, toggle. baN. TuHt's head, monkey's fist

Wrapped Knotted Button

of cardboard or foam board, and then pin the braid on top of the photocopy when learning

Tape one end of ihe braid to make weaving tlir knot rasirr Following I he drawing at right, make loop 1 lint, ihen lap loop 2 mrr loop I When som grt to loop V «art wrjvtng in and out ol loops ! and 2 When forming an odd numbered loop (I.e. loop J) weave mff the sides ol evervnumbrtcd loops and under the sides ol other odd-numbered loop* iot an even-numbered loop (t.e . loop 4>. wea\e over the skies ol odd-numbered loops and under the sides of other even-numbered kmps l:orm a second round nl loop* inside the outer round bv exactly tracing the route of the outer round ol braid

Pull loop* light, owning with thr cmtvidr round ami working towanl center Tighten each loop in order loop 1. then loop 2. and so on Thr outer loop* pull toward the buck of the button to lorm a ball The knot must he pulled very tight, or it will stretch out of shape when used 1 pull the knot tight in two passes, which £ivr> me a morr evrn hall Cut the tails <losr to the back Sew through the back of the button to attach it io your garment

A. first round of knot


  1. <wyxj rxyundot knot* •vorirtf wide rtnL
  2. first round of knot


Toggle EEJ

The toggle is j wonderful!) my-iivmakr bution Sim ply wrop the braid around your finger (or a dowel) three, four. five, or more times, depending oil the length of toggle you want

Fin upper-left sample in metallic gold .»n p. 5?. wu tl need • 1 ft of braid

Lay the braid Along your finder (or a dowel l with the short tail toward your palm. a> shown in ihc draw tng at right With the long end, wrap loosely back over the short tail and your ftnflrc five rime*, moving from fingertip toward palm. Gently remove the v% taps (rum your lingrr. holding them all in order 1 bread the long tail biick through the cotter. Pull on each tail and twist the wraps tightly uniil the knot is hard The knot muM be very tight, or u will stretch out of shape with UK Cut the lads dose to the knot The tat Is art caught inside the knot, so no sewing is ne<ess*rv u> keep the tails neat.



A. isy brtkt foyer or j


  1. isy brtkt foyer or j
  2. Wrjp bmd <r*tr rt-w ana bcgrfMig a.i fine um«
  3. Wrjp bmd <r*tr rt-w ana bcgrfMig a.i fine um«
French Knot Monkey Fist The End

PuS tjJf »na fwrcj frrtpi

C Remove f.ngrr, tuck ending at tft«xitfrt ccr\nr of nrtpi, puH U0». ind ftvirt wr aps

PuS tjJf »na fwrcj frrtpi

C Remove f.ngrr, tuck ending at tft«xitfrt ccr\nr of nrtpi, puH U0». ind ftvirt wr aps

Monkey's fist ayivJSH

Tlie monkeys-fist knot will he familiar to anyone who has done macrame. I he bead In the centcr dictates the sire of the finished button, ils n>le as a mold is secondary. You'll have to experiment with the vise of the bead, the diameter »>1 braid, and the numbcT or wTaps in each direction to get the sue bnuon you want. The wraps should just cover the bead

For %ampk in rni on p. 57. you'll rurd'

  • in. round bead
  • LVj yd. of Mix diameter braid

Start this knot over your fingers. Wrap the braid around your forefinger and middle linger four times as shown in drawing A (right I I hen wrap around your middle finger once Working from back to front and from bottom to top. wrap the braid around the center of the fu*t (our wraps lour times Pass the braid through the four loops at the top formed by the first four wraps (drawing B>. Genii) remove your lingm keeping all wraps in order, and insert tlie br^d Into the center of the wraps Wrap four rimes through the lower loops and then through the upper loops formed by the lirst four wraps (drawing C) Tighten the braid around the bead by pulling each wiap in the order u was laid down Cut the ends dose Apply a drop of glue Inside to hold ihe ends in place


B. Wrap brad around crorer four r»mcs ma pan far wrj? c/rcogfi upper group o/foopi

B. Wrap brad around crorer four r»mcs ma pan far wrj? c/rcogfi upper group o/foopi

Turk's head I'A

The Turk > head is couched onto a mold iliat b covered wuh matching labnc to crcaic a button Couching uses tiny stiuhes to hold braid unto the mold To bide liir stitches, uv a matching color thread and position stitches in a groove or a ivs ivi or at tht? back of the braid

Iw hitffowi-right sample in metdflk on p. 57. yvti'H iwtJ'

  • Mu (ft!:e M) commercial button mold cohered with fahr>c to match braid
  • I vd. at braid
  • thread
  • needle

As you form this knot, you will make Interwi*-ven loops on (lie first pas>. If viui find it too confusing, photocopy the figure, placc u on top ol a picce ol cardl^anl or (oatli board, and then pin the braid on lop of the photocopy while forming the knot.

Tape we e*nd of the braid to m.ike wfavtngeaskf ToHoutni: the drawing at right, form the outer round of the Turks-head knot When you ffi to loop 4. start weaving in and out of loop* 1 2. and *> Loops and C* are alu* woven through pirvious Wp> Form a sec-otvd round of loops inside the outer round In' tracing the route ol the outer round ol braid. Adjust the tight nes> ol tins lo^ps starting with loop I on the outer round and working in the «ame order tliat the loops w^ire formed Make the knot slightly larger than the covered mold. With needle anil iluead stitch the knot to thr labrit on the button mold

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Weaving Pattern


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Turk Head Knot PatternHeirloom ButtonsHeirloom Buttons

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