Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California State Button Show

" Celebrating The Art of Buttons"
California State Show May 21-24, 2009

Have you ever been to a button show?

Last Memorial Day weekend was the California State Show in Sacramento, CA. The theme was "Celebrating The Art of Buttons".

It turns out that a button show is a great resource for knitters. Several Camellia City Stockinettes were spotted at this year's button show. There was a fabulous selection of antique, vintage, whimsical and new buttons for collectors as well as knitters!

Lisa shopping for buttons!

Camellia Stockinette member Lisa was spotted shopping at Linda Sicard's "Unbuttons" table. Lisa was on a button mission. She was an organized button shopper and even brought her yarns with her to get a perfect color match for her knitting project!

Lorna shopping for purple buttons, of course!

President and Designer Lorna Miser was spotted shopping with fellow Stockinette member Lisette.

It's no secret that Lorna loves to embellish her designs with vintage buttons. Notice her lovely embellished handbag on the table. It is also no secret that Lorna loves purple.

Lorna was spotted at the Unbuttons table poking around for all the pretty purple buttons. Lorna recognized button dealer Linda Sicard of Unbuttons as a vendor also from the Stitches West shows.

So the next time you are searching for that special button or sure to check out your local button shows.

For more information about buttons and shows, check out the California State Button Society.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds (and looks) like it was a wonderful event. Maybe we can figure out a way to find out ahead of time when it will be back in our area so we can let people know - and maybe plan a field trip!