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Interesting history; not such a good 'how-to'
on 2 October 2014
This little book is not much more than a pamphlet. The history behind the buttons was interesting, but I really bought this to learn how to make the buttons. I was disappointed by the 'how-to' text. I salute the author for taking the trouble to research this book but if only a good illustrator had got involved as well!
Some beautiful, multi-coloured, contemporary buttons are shown, but no more than very basic instructions are given and the diagrams are minimal. I've found better instructions for free on the 'net.
I particularly wanted to have a go at a Dorset Knob but I'm finding the text pretty incomprehensible - and I consider myself experienced at making all sorts of complex needlecrafty things. A decent picture or two would have made all the difference.