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The Button Maker: 30 Great Techniques and 35 Stylish Projects [Hardcover]

Sarah Beaman
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27 April 2006
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.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown (27 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843402777
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843402770
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 0.9 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Beaman trained as a fashion designer and teaches on a Fashion Design course. She has a wide-ranging interest in crafts of all kinds and has set up her own successful business making greetings cards.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointed 22 Jan 2013
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The book has lots of great ideas and techniques; I feel it is especially great for beginners and those looking for inspiration & new skills.

I was looking for a book with that covered more traditional & historical methods of button construction of which this book only contains a couple of projects covering those techniques, so in that respect I was disappointed in the book.

Apart from that the book itself was informative and helpful and would be very useful to anyone wishing to develop new skills, it offers inspiring mixed media ideas for the humble button.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Project Ideas 20 May 2012
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This is a really nice book. lots of ideas, I am not sure if I will actually make the exact buttons in the projects but the ideas are good to base things on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for buttons 14 Jan 2014
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Full of useful ideas and information this will set you on the road to creating your own buttons to your own size, shape and colour. No more hunting for buttons, no more trawling through displays of horrible, standard, cheap-looking run-if-the-mill buttons which are not that cheap to buy. Just make your own! Easy to follow and good for someone new to button making.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 23 Sep 2014
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Just what I wanted.
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1.0 out of 5 stars trouble with obtaining goods 22 April 2013
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i purchased this book to make homemade buttons i cannot obtain russian braid and no one supplies plastic loom -type moulds i have tried contacting the people in the back of the book please can you help
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