Publications

Buttons A Passementerie Workshop ManualBooks & Instructional DVDs

Ganutell Country Flowers Handbook
Windy House Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9573243-4-3

Buttons: A Passementerie Workshop Manual
Windy House Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9573243-1-2

Making Buttons DVD
Making More Buttons DVD
Making Even More Buttons DVD
Making Braids & Cords DVD
Making Frogs & Fancies DVD
Making Tassels Vol 1 DVD
Making Tassels Vol 2 DVD

Tak v Bowes Departed: A 15th Century Braiding Manual Examined
2005
Elizabeth Benns & Gina Barrett

Recent Articles include

Contributor for the Passementerie entry in the
Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450 (Brill)

Making Victorian Needlework Buttons
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
Jan 2015

Laces, Braids & Cords
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
Feb 2013

Passementerie Button Cufflinks step-by-step how to
For Popular Crafts
June 2012

Continuous Frog Fasteners
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion>
May 2012

Passementerie (a short history) and Frog Fastener Tutorial
For Popular Crafts
March 2012

Tassels by the Yard
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
Nov 2011

Passementerie Buttons
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
June 2011

Feminine Frills 
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
May 2010

Bows, Rosettes and Cockades
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
December 2009

Victorian Trimming and Embellishment Ideas
For Your Wardrobe Unlock\'d: the Costume Maker\'s Companion
Mar 2009

Recent Press includes

Create & Craft Club Magazine
Double-page in Club Member Magazine
Jan 2012

Interview
Create & Craft Magazine/website

Private research

Passementerie Button Types
A work-in-progress to classify historical passementerie button types and decorative styles/techniques

Passementerie Button Timeline
A work-in-progress cataloging styles from various sources, including extant items and artistic representation

Tassel & Knop Types and Decorative Techniques
A work-in-progress to classify historical tassel types and decorative styles/techniques

Tassel & Knop Timeline
A work-in-progress cataloging styles from various sources, including extant items and artistic representations.
Currently only pre-18th century

Recent (unpublished) research includes

the Kruseler Research Group. This paper is part of a group study - Trimmed with Frills: Crimped, Frilled and Ruffled Edges in Women\'s Headwear from Medieval to early Modern Times - organised by the Medieval Centre.

Leeds Medieval Congress, July 2008
The Art of The Silkwomen

Report: Repair and Restoration of 18th century tassels

Current works in progress:

Early modern passementerie buttons

Eighteenth century passementerie buttons

The following is a list of early publications:

Medieval Fingerloop Braids
Booklet co-written with Elizabeth Benns

Tablet Weaving: Fringe
Booklet co-written with Elizabeth Benns

Tablet Weaving: Narrow Girdles
Booklet co-written with Elizabeth Benns

Tablet Weaving: Wide Girdles
Booklet co-written with Elizabeth Benns

Medieval Book Decoration
Booklet co-written with Elizabeth Benns

Medieval Textile Purses
Booklet co-written with Ruth Singer

 

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