Create your own button designs with confidence. This book contains 35 great projects, using a variety of techniques and materials. Sarah Beaman provides detailed instructions which are accompanied by photographs of each stage.Buttons are found everywhere - either as fastenings or simply as a decorative device.
The perfect button can transform a handcrafted piece into something really special, and change a mass-produced shirt or cardigan into a truly unique item.With The Button Maker you can make knitted, crochet, felted and knotted buttons as well as buttons using clay, polymer clay, fabric, beads, and natural materials such as wood and shells. Each technique is carefully explained with step-by-step instructions and photographs of each stage, while the projects detail a range of different ideas for you to put into practice. Try making a traditional Dorset button, a knitted bobble or natural wood toggle. Every buttonhole deserves the best button - and this book will teach you everything you need to know to create the most beautiful hand-crafted buttons.For anyone who enjoys finding the fun in the everyday, Sarah Beaman's delightful new compendium of button making techniques is a treasure trove of inspiration. Using a diverse array of materials--from clay and fabric to wood and shells--Beaman teaches readers how to produce buttons that transcend their function to become works of art. Turn off-the-rack shirts into personalized fashion statements, or add the perfect adornment to a handcrafted purse. Hundreds of illustrations guide the reader through the various techniques, with over 30 projects focusing on different materials and effects. Whether creating ladybug buttons from clay or colorful spotted fasteners from felt, Beaman makes button making easy, and ensures that no buttonhole need go unadorned again.Make unique hand-crafted buttons to give your handmade items that extra-special touch; Over 30 great projects, using a variety of techniques and materials; Detailed instructions and step-by-step techniques; Create your own designs with confidence
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