Thread wrapped and woven buttons created for Gina-B Silkworks

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 Buttons

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.

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Thread Wrapped and Embroidered Buttons

I had some time today to make some thread wrapped and embroidered buttons. I need a little practice with the embroidery but love them.

Gina buttons 1

 

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.

Anne x.