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Buttons: A Passementerie Workshop Manual - Gina Barrett

£ 19.99 each
  • Description

In this workshop manual, Gina Barrett shows how to recreate the beautiful passementerie buttons of the past and how to work modern designs. A large variety of techniques are explained, including thread wrapping, needlework, knots and embroidery. Working with beads and spangles, needleweaving and lace techniques are discussed, as are tool, materials, useful stitches and finishing.

Instructions for over 100 individual designs are included - each clearly explained and illustrated with step-by-step drawings.

Suggestions for many more variations are also given, with photographs and drawings for inspiration, enabling the reader to create a huge range of unique buttons.

Regardless of whether you sew or not, and whatever your skill level, this manual will show you how to make beautiful buttons.

ISBN: 978-0-9573243-1-2
Pub Date: 1 June 2013
Illustrations: 553 black & white, 73 photographs
Extent: 84 pages
Size: 210x297mm
Binding: Paperback

Contents:

Foreword by Ninya Mikhaila
Introduction
Threads, Tools & Materials
Button Moulds
Finishing
Buttonholes & loops
Useful Stitches
Death's Head
Six Point Wrap
Eight Point Wrap
Square Wrap
Eight Point Star
Star Wrap
Union Jack
Silver Square
Leek Square
Decorative Square
Triangle Wrap
Chequerboard
Oval Cross
Lengberg Button
Medieval
Basketweave
Buffalo Diamond
Open Square
Star of David
Crossed Net
Five Point Star
Lattice
Staphorst (3 colour)
Stripe with Grappe
Diamond Square
Eternity Knot
Suzi's Star
Macclesfield Star
Gina's Star
London Star
Northern Star
Bound Square
Interlaced
Dorset Crosswheel
Blandford Cartwheel
Basketweave
Continental Crosswheel
Shirtlace
Austrian Shirtlace
Star Shirtlace
Sabine Star
Singleton A
Singleton B
Singleton Carolus
Bird's Eye
Mite
Ring Braid
Stacked Braid Button
Mixing Braid Types
Ring Braid Cup
Ring Braid Centres
Dorset High Top
Dorset Knob
Ribbed
Grappe Simple
Herringbone
Spider Web
Needlework Star
Flower
Layered Flower
Knotted Dome
Victorian Knot
Pinwheel
Pinwheel Variant
Star Flower
Snowflake
The Empire
Morning Star
Victorian Swirl
Wheel
Tristar
Crochet Ball
Toggle Cover
Flat Button
Oval Button
Floral Ring
Bullion Flower
Ring Frame
Five Hole Eyelet
Whitework Lace
Wash Star
Teneriffe Star
Rosette Roundel
Open Wheel
Sunburst
Tabby Weave
Yorkshire Button
Toggle
Tufted Toggle
Chinese Button
Globe Knot
Turk's Head: 4b 3l
Turk's Head: 4b 5l
Turk's Head: 5b 3l
Turk's Head: 6b 7l
4 Bight Chevron
6 Bight Chevron
3 Element Button
4 Element Button
Starburst
French Knot Circle
Coiled
Raleigh Button
Edge Circle
Cross Stitch
Petit Point
Floral
Embroidered Ball
Foil Ground
Purl
Gems
Spangles
Tambour
Lengberg Button: 
A contribution by Beatrix Nutz, MA
Button Names & Information
Further Reading

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Gina-B Silkworks designs and produces a variety of craft kits, books, DVDs and other items with an emphasis on handwork & passementerie (textile trimmings). We also stock a range of tools & materials for these crafts.
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