Mate burilado is the Peruvian elaborate art of gourd carving. Charring is a common technique, along with more complex pyrography, and dyeing.
Every once in a while I find an intriguing craft I’d never heard of, and of course, I have to try it.
Dorset buttons originated in the 17th century, and were made and used through the 19th century, until mass-produced buttons became readily available.
I’m not entirely sure I did my rounding properly, but I don’t think it much matters, as there are obviously many ways to stitch these little jewels.
Other folks must be much faster at it, as this took me about three hours. I tried to add beads, but it was more complicated than I planned, and I didn’t want to ruin the base button.
If you’d like to know more, I started here:
Well, crud. The Andrew Lloyd Webber documentary on the Pre-Raphaelites got blocked in the US. It was excellent, but this one is okay, too.