Thursday, May 24, 2012

Royal Button Banner

A friend recently shared this article and photo, and I thought you would like to see it as well. The article is about England's Royal Barge, and this photo shows a banner that will be on it.
That looks like intricate embroidery, but the design is actually made from over half a million gold-colored buttons sewn on with over 31 miles of thread.
Isn't that gorgeous?

10 comments:

Laurie said...

Wowza! Fabulous!

Sue@House Pretty said...

Oh my Heavens, that is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful and just imagine what it WEIGHS!!

vintage grey said...

That is so cool!! I have never seen anything like it!! Thanks for sharing!! xo Heather

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a treat to see this glorious banner. Thank you for sharing! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

autena said...

That is amazing! I wonder if thee seamstresses will ever sew another button on anything again?

Lynn Holland said...

That is more than impressive. Well done to all the people who worked on it.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

What a fantastic banner!

Pearl Maple said...

What a fabulous creation.
My mum is from London and she has often told us stories about the pearly kings and queens decorating their clothing with buttons, this banner is quite a work of art

Jayne B. Lyons said...

Wow, amazing! A thing of beauty! Thanks for sharing. :)

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