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making buttons

Making Buttons (DVD)

£ 24.99 each
Format
  • Description

A step-by-step guide to making over 30 thread buttons using traditional passementerie techniques in the Leek tradition.

  • Eye level cameras
  • Selectable menus
  • Clear & precise narration
  • Smart editing to avoid repetition
  • Includes a clearly illustrated button chart for easy selection

Available in PAL or NTSC versions
Running time approx 135 mins - 2 disc set
Part of the Making Passementerie series of instructional dvds

Learn thread wrapping in the Leek tradition, including the well-known Death's Head & modern designs such as the Union Jack. Sections include thread & over wrapped, needle woven, cloth lined and shaped buttons - plus materials and finishing. Each step is clear and easy to follow - select from simple, structured menus.

ISBN:978-0-9546618-3-0 (PAL)
978-0-9546618-4-7 (NTSC)

Buttons included on this DVD:
Death's Head / 3 variations - Six Point / 2 variations - Eight Point / 2 variations - Square Wrap - Open Square / 2 variations - Gimp Square - Star of David / 2 variations - Eight Point Star - Union Jack© - Crossed Square© / 3 variations - Bound Cross / 2 variations - Bound Square / 2 variations - Decorative Square - Chequerboard - Woven Cross - Morning Star - Crossroads - Medieval - Crossed Net - Five Point Star - Interwoven Star - Lattice - Square Cross - Woven Square - Hexagon Wrap - Star Wrap

What others have said -

"Your button dvd is amazing. It has been so well thought out and easy to follow you. I have done several each of the death head, 6 point star and the square one. ..I'd rate your dvd 10 out of 10." ~L.T. 

"Received my parcel today from the postman and have been watching the dvd's already. I have to say that the dvd's have to be one of the best instruction dvd's I have seen as usually you are squinting at the dvd to see exactly what they are doing. I am well impressed. "~D.D.

From the Create & Craft website:

"I bought these after watching Gina's TV Demo - just had to give it a go. Within hours of receiving them I had made a small selection of my own thread covered buttons. Truly fabulous instructions - so clear and well illustrated. Inspirational too."

"I really enjoyed this DVD and found it clear, easy to follow and highly informative. No gimmicks to distract, just clear instructions and lovely close photography. A real joy to watch! The bonus is learning the history of this wonderful art. No wonder Gina Barrett is in high demand for costume dramas. Thank you for such good entertainment and a new craft to get stuck into!"

"This has to be one of the best dvd's I have had. Gina shows and explains how to make buttons. When you have had this dvd you will be hooked. "


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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. Gina also makes bespoke items to commission.
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