Good evening. Here are my show samples for Gina’s show on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 5pm (Freeview Channel 23 – can watch live or on catch up online too if you miss it).
Gina is a super talented lady that uses traditional Passementerie techniques to create period costume and museum pieces to commission. She also provides kits and books with the aim of keeping these traditional methods alive and applicable to the modern maker.
Tomorrows show is all about button making. I can highly recommend her range of books and DVDs – I think that I have bought just about every one. New designs will be on the show including Dorset Style buttons.
For those that got a starter kit and looms from Gina Barrett (recently on Create & Craft) – she has put up a little video reminder on YouTube to help get you started.
I have never added a video link on my blog so will do my best.
Hopefully if you click here it will take you there – How to make a Teneriffe Lace medallion.
I have just got the starter kit and book so will be giving this another go later in the week.
I am still pinching myself. I will be working with the fabulous Gina Barrett and her Design Team at Gina-B Silkworks – helping out with samples for her shows on Create & Craft TV. I have admired her work for so many years. As an added Bonus I will also working with the talented Chris Offa and Gillian McMurray. So excited.
Gina will be on Create & Craft tomorrow at 10am launching new kits and instructions for creating gorgeous Teneriffe Lace (UK Freeview Channel 23 or watch live or on catch up online from the website).
These are my first experiments with the technique – I am going to put mine into an oriental style mixed media canvas. I will share when I have finished.
Good evening. I thought that you might like to see some cufflinks that I created from vintage brass buttons decorated using speciality Prisme and Moon paints from Pebeo. I love these paints. Perfect for upcycling these plain buttons.
I have finished my first set of Kanzashi fabric flowers using wonderful kits available from Gina-B-Silkworks. Gina’s instructions are so easy to follow. Loved making these. They are a great technique for using up tiny fabric scraps too.
Now I have to decide what to do with them. I think that I will use them to decorate a little sewing box.
Morning everyone. I have been playing with my new Kanzashi flower making kits from Gina-B-Silkworks. Fabulous fun and brilliant instructions from Gina. I will share more when I have got them all finished.
I had some time today to make some thread wrapped and embroidered buttons. I need a little practice with the embroidery but love them.
I used instructions (Original Snowflake Button Designs) and 25mm MDF button blanks available from Gina-B Silkworks . I love the textile kits available from the talented Gina Barrett – do take a look at her website.
I am making myself a little sewing box and will use these to decorate it – will share when I have finished.