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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 expalined, including thread wrapping, needlework, knots and embroidery. Working with beads and spangles, needleweaving and lace techniques are discussed, as are tools, 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.Biografía del autor:
Gina Barrett has been making reconstructions of buttons, dress trimmings and other passementerie for museums and costumiers since 1999. Her work can be seen in a variety of museums, heritage sites & stately homes including the Royal Mews, the Royal Armouries, Historic Royal Palaces, The Victoria & Albert Museum, English Heritage and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. She provided buttons, ribbons and braid for an award-winning project at Perth Museum, and hundreds of buttons for the film Sweeney Todd. She is the author of Buttons: A Passementerie Workshop Manual, Ganutell Country Flowers Handbook and the Making Passementerie range of instructional DVDs, and appears on the Create & Craft channel with demonstrations of passementerie techniques. Gina is the contributor for the Passementerie entry in the Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 (Brill). She has also co-authored Tak V Bowes Departed: A 15th Century Braiding Manual Examined and 6 booklets on medieval narrow wares, and regularly produces how-to articles for magazines, as well as papers and essays on other forms of passementerie.She has been involved in textile research projects with groups around the world, and is a founder member of Soper Lane, a group begun in 1999 to research the lives and work of the medieval London silkwomen.Gina is a trained illustrator, with a background in historical and diagram illustration and graphic design. Her passion for textiles grew from studying historical costume for her illustrative work.
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