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Anyone have a pattern/technique for creating custom closures? I just finished a scarflet which needs buttons, and a funky hat out of Noro blossom in coordinating colors. I'd love to use the Noro to make closures -- preferably something oblong/oval, because the holes in the lace are about dime-sized, and I think that has the best change of success.

The Noro is mostly animal fiber, so it should be feltable.

Date: 2008-11-09 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylyonesse.livejournal.com
are you looking for buttonhole ideas, or something like making your own "frog" closures? (Ve haf teknologie vor all dees, dahlink)

Date: 2008-11-09 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cozit.livejournal.com
I know I came across a couple of *very* good directions on websites for 1800s frog closures a few years back. Unfortunately... wrong computer... and until I get a new computer, no access to the links I had. And I haven't made any myself in over 9 years, so can't remember the ins and outs.

If you want, I can check to see if anyone else on h-costume still has a bookmark for any of them.

Date: 2008-11-10 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylyonesse.livejournal.com
Jes, Danielsan. I teech. When can I see you? :)

Date: 2008-11-10 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowcat48.livejournal.com
Somebody just recently put up a tutorial on how to make the knots out of icord for an oriental coat. I'll see if I can find it ...

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