About Gina Barrett
She has provided buttons, ribbons and braid for an award-winning project at Perth Museum, and hundreds of buttons for the films "Napoleon" & “Sweeney Todd”. She has created buttons & trimmings for various series including “The Crown”, “Becoming Elizabeth” , “A Stitch in Time” as well as a few films yet to be released!
As an avid collector of antique & vintage textile buttons, Gina continues to research and to write about both old techniques and newly developed ones.
Her books include : Buttons, A Passementerie Workshop Manual, Dorset Ring Buttons, Thread Wrapped Buttons, Zwirnknopf Buttons, Tak V Bowes Departed, Fabric Buttons (20 to Make)
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)
Gina & her husband Mark run Gina-B Silkworks, which designs & produces a variety of craft kits, books, DVDs & other items with an emphasis on hand textiles and passementerie (textile trimmings). The aim is to encourage and promote many of these almost lost arts, such as button and tassel making, braids, lace making, embroidery, narrow weaving, and other associated crafts.
Embroidered Buttons & Goldwork Bee
Created for the film “Napoleon” 2023