Buttons - Wooden or Similar

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17 years 1 month ago #524 by Toast
I have a wool/cashmere blend long coat, camel coloured, which is spoiled by plastic buttons. Would like to replace them with something more in keeping with the style of the coat.

Have some macrocapa buttons which are too small.

If anybody has any ideas or sees any which might be suitable, particularly in Manawatu or Wellington, please let me know. Present ones are 23mm across.

Thanks.

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17 years 1 month ago #46526 by reggit
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Hi Toast, if you haven't had any luck by next week, let me know and I'll have a look in the famous David's Emporium here in Hamilton for you. :D Have checked the ancient sewing box that my gran left for me (you never know what you'll find in it! [}:)]) but no joy...

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17 years 1 month ago #46535 by Toast
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Thanks. I do remember the emp at lower end of main street in Hamilton when I frequented the Waikato.

Look forward to hearing from you, particularly if you can back it up with digital photo.

Thanks again.

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17 years 1 month ago #46609 by betenoir
Another option would be to find someone who does wood turning..I've only just started but apparently buttons are quite easy to make.

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17 years 1 month ago #46634 by Nancy F
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I know modelling clay sounds a bit 'naff' but with a good choice of colour you could do something pretty neat... plus you can lay up long sausages of several colours and make flowers in the button itself.. like blackpool rock but cut into buttons... I have got the instructions in a mag if you are interested but would take a bit of typing..

Did see some nice ones at Spotlight the other day but they were kind of light for a coat... something like those leather ones that looked like they were plaited could be good...

What sort of button did you actually have in mind..???

Nancy

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17 years 1 month ago #46688 by Toast
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I was hoping to find bigger wooden ones or maybe the leather ones. The plastic ones are ok but it could look a whole lot better.

I'm wearing an old hand knitted Aaron cardigan (bought from a tourist outlet somewhere in NZ many years ago) with some lovely wooden buttons. Next size up would be great.

They're probably out there but it's just a case of finding them.

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17 years 1 month ago #46718 by betenoir

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16 years 11 months ago #49276 by Inger
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You should put the measurement of the buttons you need on here. The mm across measurement would be good. Also the colour and shade that would suit best. Then we can keep a look out for you.

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16 years 11 months ago #49364 by Inger
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Found you some information Toast.

Wooden buttons are made by the company 'Corozo' and the company 'Arthur Rowe' markets them. Google it on the internet and see what you can find. You can learn amazing things from woolshop owners. :)

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