Busy with Buttons: Save, Stitch, Create and Share

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Krause Publications Craft, Aug 20, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Decorate your world with buttons!

Have dozens of spare buttons you've no idea what to do with? Or a treasured few handed down from Grandma that you'd love to preserve and show off somehow?

Empty your button box and beautifully customize shirts, purses, quilts, pillows, jewelry, bookmarks, picture frames, and more! Give a set of ordinary shirt buttons a new, decorative purpose, or find the perfect way to enjoy a single antique button without harming (or hiding) it. Discover the engaging stories behind collectible buttons, and learn how to properly clean, care for and attach various types so they will look their best, and last.

Turn all your buttons - intricate or plain, vintage or brand-new, washable or delicate - into pretty yet practical projects for wear or show, to keep or share!

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Collecting Buttons
8
Sorting Your Stash
12
Cleaning Care Identification
14
QuickReference Button Guide
16
Choosing the Right Buttons for a Project
18
Button Attachment Techniques
20
Things to Wear
23
For Your Home
57
Odds Ends
101
Patterns
121
ResourcesBibliography
126
Index
127
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Jill Gorski is a button collector and designer. She focuses on education, history and awareness of buttons. At this time, Jill is the only person lecturing and teaching classes on buttons for all levels of age and expertise.

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