About Anna McDowell
A Study in Beads
This is the first of a series of Dorset Buttons I’m planning to work featuring beads. I love the way beads create a sense of space through the gaps.
I used a variety of yarns including reclaimed sari silk, knitting raffia and hand-spun natural sheep’s wool. The beads in the centre of the button are from my collection. The long beads on the outside I made from paper which I hand-rolled, painted, varnished and enamelled the ends.
This button is worked on a wooden 45cm hoop