Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2015, 04:29 AM   #1
gramercy
Ribbing the Cuff
 
gramercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: South of England
Posts: 50
Thanks: 22
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Buttons search
I'm having trouble finding funky buttons small enough for the prem baby cardi I'm knitting. I trawled Etsy until I went cross eyed but although there were loads of great buttons for children, they were all that bit too big. I really don't want to fall back on plain ones as I think premmies parents deserve some fun in their lives! The button holes are only 1 stitch wide. Does anyone have some good sources? I'm in the UK. (I only need three, so don't want to buy random packs of 100)
gramercy is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-18-2015, 04:55 AM   #2
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,369
Thanks: 702
Thanked 3,653 Times in 3,321 Posts
It can be difficult to find just the right button. I haven't used any of these suppliers but I searched "buttons uk" and came up with some possible sources.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=buttons+uk

Good luck with your search!
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to salmonmac For This Useful Post:
gramercy (03-18-2015)
Old 03-19-2015, 11:54 AM   #3
Gemini
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: London
Posts: 117
Thanks: 29
Thanked 43 Times in 30 Posts
Have you seen www.buttoncompany.co.uk?

www.totallybuttons.com?

www.duttonsforbuttons.co.uk?

Hobbycraft sells buttons and there is a button shop near Covent Garden if you are ever in London.
Gemini is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gemini For This Useful Post:
gramercy (03-19-2015)
Old 03-19-2015, 05:18 PM   #4
gramercy
Ribbing the Cuff
 
gramercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: South of England
Posts: 50
Thanks: 22
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
I'll likely be in London in the next few weeks - can you tell me which street please? I know the area around Covent Garden reasonably well.
gramercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 09:25 AM   #5
Gemini
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: London
Posts: 117
Thanks: 29
Thanked 43 Times in 30 Posts
It seems as though the Button Box has gone even though it is still listed on the Internet. The Bead Shop in Nealís Yard doesnít sell buttons.

There is a button shop at 76 Marylebone Lane. You can check out their website.

Liberty sells buttons. They have a website too.

I really think you will get a much bigger selection on the Internet though.

Have you looked on Ebay? There are loads.

I know it doesnít help you at the moment because the next show in London is in October but have you ever been to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace? It is a really good place to stock up!



http://theknittingandstitchingshow.com/
Gemini is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gemini For This Useful Post:
gramercy (03-28-2015)
Old 03-28-2015, 05:41 PM   #6
gramercy
Ribbing the Cuff
 
gramercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: South of England
Posts: 50
Thanks: 22
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Thanks for the heads up for Ally Pally, Gemini. I've now got some on line, though it did mean trawling through pages and pages and the cost of postage = the cost of the buttons! I'll check out the other places when I'm next up and maybe stock up when I see anything joyful.
gramercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2015, 01:32 PM   #7
knitonepurrtwo
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: west of toronto
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
hi, totallyl oftopic, but just how DO you pronounce Marylebone?

Mary-bone?
marley-bone?
mar-bun?
merryl-bone/bun...

always wondered.
__________________
less hard work
more fine dining
knitonepurrtwo is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitonepurrtwo For This Useful Post:
GrumpyGramma (03-29-2015)
Old 03-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #8
gramercy
Ribbing the Cuff
 
gramercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: South of England
Posts: 50
Thanks: 22
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by knitonepurrtwo View Post
hi, totallyl oftopic, but just how DO you pronounce Marylebone?

Mary-bone?
marley-bone?
mar-bun?
merryl-bone/bun...

always wondered.
Marley bone but with the emphasis on Marley. Now lets try Theydon Bois - I've never dared to go there because I know I'd try French pronunciation but of course it's just called Theydon Boys...
gramercy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gramercy For This Useful Post:
GrumpyGramma (03-29-2015)
Old 03-29-2015, 03:16 PM   #9
GrumpyGramma
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9,246
Thanks: 2,257
Thanked 3,502 Times in 2,969 Posts
There's a street in my town name Lafromboise. I've not heard it pronounced. I've only been here about 8 years so I'm a newcomer. This newcomer thinks it looks like LA from Boise. Guess: La frum bwa.
__________________
~ GG

I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.


Quote:
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper
GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2015, 04:15 PM   #10
gramercy
Ribbing the Cuff
 
gramercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: South of England
Posts: 50
Thanks: 22
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Well - I finally got the buttons - not quite as funky as I'd have liked, but hey! Here is the finished cardi ready for the show on Saturday
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Prem cardi.jpg
Views:	0
Size:	142.7 KB
ID:	58705  
gramercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buttons ??? WandaT General Knitting 10 09-20-2009 10:00 PM
How to sew on buttons? Knitbot How-to Questions 2 05-28-2008 04:02 PM
Buttons Mike General Knitting 13 03-18-2008 11:40 AM
KAL buttons pinnut3200 Charity Knitting 6 02-06-2008 11:25 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 PM.