Monday, November 17, 2008

"50 Heirloom Buttons to Make"


I have been looking for this book for quite awhile. I tried to buy a new copy of it for the last nine months but have had no luck. I finally was able to get a used copy that is in very good condition. It is a wonderful book with very good directions on making all kinds of buttons.

The above are "Shirtwaist buttons" and are made on a brass ring.


These buttons are "Dorset buttons" and are also made using a ring.


These buttons above are "Cluster buttons". They are crocheted over a half round button mold that has been covered with fabric.
The book has many different types of buttons including Needle-Lace buttons, Braid buttons, Crocheted buttons, Fabric and Ribbon buttons and Frog closures.

7 comments:

Tricks said...

Hi, Love the buttons,
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Fannie said...

I tried the Dorset buttons, once. Wasn't too successful with that. The cluster buttons looks great!

Quiane said...

Hi ,I from Brazil...
Great blog, love the buttons...
visit my blog too: http://arte-com-quiane.blogspot.com/

Wurzerl said...

Dear Jacq! This book is a treasure full of wonderful buttons. I love all the buttons you show in your photographs.
Have a great time Wurzerl

Fannie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jacq!

Miss Ladybird said...

I'm so jealous.. I'm also trying to track this book down!! have fun with those wonderful buttons

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