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1940s Buttons and Brooch "Make-do-and-mend" hand embroidered set ( SOLD)

1940's brooches and buttons were often hand-made as shortages of materials led to innovative use of spare scraps of wool and fabric with re-purposing being the name of the game! Here are some sweet hand-made items from the World War Two period. First is a brooch depicting a tied bunch of flowers. This vintage brooch is made from knot stitches which make up the flowers in 3 different shades of pink, purple, green and blue. These flower heads sit a'top dark and light green stems in embroidery thread tied with blue all held within a ring, possibly a large curtain ring, that is covered with blue blanket stitches to frame our bouquet. A simple metal safety pin is stitched to the reverse so the brooch can be pinned to a jacket, cardi or frock. Matching this delightful brooch are four smaller buttons, each made in the same colours and with the same techniques. These five pieces are offered as a set and are quite unique. The condition of them is excellent. The brooch measures almost an inch and a half in diameter whilst each button is almost an inch in diameter.
1940s Buttons and Brooch
1940s Buttons and Brooch 1940s Buttons and Brooch 1940s Buttons and Brooch 1940s Buttons and Brooch

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