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Making Even More Buttons DVD


Making Even More Buttons, the latest in the Gina-B Silkworks' range of Passementerie DVDs, contains step-by-step instructions to make over 30 buttons - all of them brand new designs!

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.

In this DVD you will learn how to make a variety of buttons, from bold braid buttons to delicate lacy designs - all perfect for use in costume, or couture, arts and crafts projects, jewellery, home décor, knitting crochet and so much more!

The DVD covers both traditional and modern techniques, as well as giving you technical hints and tips. 

The DVD is shot at eye level camera angles, so that each step is clear and easy to follow.


  • 1 x Making Even More Buttons DVD (running time - approx 142 min):
    • 34 Designs:
      • Traditional and modern - Victorian lace buttons as well as braid buttons styles from the stylish 50s and 60s
      • Thread wrapped, needlework and ring buttons
      • Includes clearly illustrated button chart for easy selection.
      • Tips & techniques including getting started, tools and materials and finishing



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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