Gina-B Silkworks designs and produces a variety of craft kits, books, DVDs and other items with an emphasis on handwork & passementerie - decorative textile crafts. We also stock a range of tools & materials for these crafts. Gina also makes bespoke items to commission.
"Traditional Crafts for the modern maker"
About Gina -
Gina Barrett began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator, which included covers for historical romantic novels. This led to a more intense study of costume, which in itself led to a passion for historical passementerie, including buttons and other trimmings. She now provides bespoke items to costumers for major film & television, theatre, museums and fashion. As an avid collector of antique & vintage textile buttons, Gina continues to research and to write about both old techniques and newly developed ones.
She has undertaken two “One Button a Day” challenges to date (2016 & 2020) - making and sharing across social media a new handmade button every day. (onebuttonaday.co.uk)