I’m always looking for unique, handmade buttons to adorn my completed knitting projects. I say “adorn” because the buttons I attach aren’t always functional. They look awesome all by themselves—perched on the brim of a knitted hat or positioned playfully along the edge of a scarf.
Check out these fabulous handmade buttons for your knitting and sewing projects!
The owner of Brooklyn Weal fashions his buttons from reclaimed wood. There are two types – toggles or flat buttons.
The toggle buttons are made from maple branches or old beams. He collects branches that have naturally been blown out of trees along the streets of Manhattan. As he says, “No trees were harmed in the making of this product!” Then he lovingly crafts these gorgeous buttons, hand-sawing and hand-sanding them to perfection, and uses an all-natural, eco-friendly finish. I LOVE how each toggle button is so unique! As I write this, an order of Brooklyn Weal toggles and flats are headed my way! Can’t wait to get them!
And…I just received my order of incredibly cool clay buttons from Happy Silence! The Day of the Dead inspired skull buttons are artful and fun for lots of projects. Sew one of these on a hat and – BAM! – suddenly it’s obvious your hat was NOT store-bought or knitted by a decrepit aunt. And the assorted buttons are absolutely beautiful!
As you can see, I received a gorgeous, colorful array in my order. All Happy Silence buttons are handmade from stoneware clay and then glazed and fired for a beautiful finish.
My holiday wish for you:
May All Your Knitted Gifts be Completed!
(I’m still knitting like a maniac, trying to get two more scarves done.)