Day 157

We had a great session at our Embroiderers’ Guild branch meeting tonight, learning all about buttons, with facts including:

– that all Whitby Jet came from monkey puzzle trees

– mother of pearl shells were carved into cutlery handles in  Sheffield, with the leftovers being sent to Birmingham to make buttons, and the leftovers from that process being put into the foundations of buildings in the city, including the Town Hall.

 
I also did three more braids for my friend’s wedding. 

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