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Buttons - A Passementerie Workshop Manual


In this fantastic workshop manual, expert Gina Barrett shows how to recreate the beautiful passementerie* of the past and how to work modern designs.

This fascinating manual covers a large variety of techniques, including thread wrapping, needlework, knots and embroidery.  It also includes working with beads and spangles, needleweaving and lace techniques, as well as tools, materials, useful stitches and finishing.

The manual contains instructions for over 100 button designs - each clearly explained and illustrated with step-by-step drawings.

This comprehensive manual would make a lovely gift for a fellow crafter - or why not keep it for yourself and add a new skill to your crafting repertoire?


  • 1 x Buttons - A Passementerie* Workshop Manual



*Passementerie (or passmentarie) is the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, coloured silk, or beads or buttons for clothing or furnishings.



About Gina Barrett:

Gina Barrett specialises in the study, re-creation and reconstruction of the passementerie techniques of the past, including most periods from Anglo-Saxon brocade tablet weaving to Victorian dress trimmings. She has written numerous articles, papers, books and other publications on the subject.

Gina has provided reconstructions of narrow wares, passementerie and costume accessories for theatre, film, museums, costumiers and private individuals for over 10 years. She has also provided modern trimmings using traditional techniques for designers and artists (both clothing and interior).

Gina 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.


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