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Written by Jo Tyrrell
The art and science of hand sewn buttonholes, looking close-up at museum examples and then making our own in four simple stages.
Written by Gina Barrett
Gina Barrett shows us how to make Deaths' Head buttons, one type of the many different type of passementerie buttons.
Written by Kelly Cochran Davis
How to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.
Written by Izabela Pitcher
No matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.
Written by Isabel Eva Bohrer
Tips and tricks for scoring big on eBay - and introducing some less well-trodden auction sites for vintage and antique deals.
Written by Lynn McMasters
Lynn finds out whether several tools and machines are worth the money, or whether they just make a simple job more complicated.
Written by Katherine Caron-Greig
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
Written by Diane Yoshitomi
Diane shows us how to use "Match Points" to guarantee that your garment has perfectly matched plaids or stripes.
Written by Diana Habra
How do you clean and care for wool without shrinking it? Diana answers some questions we've all asked ourselves at one point or another!
Written by Marion McNealy
Here's a wide collection of suppliers for just about any corsetry supply you might wish for, even legal Baleen (real whalebone)!
Details on where to get quality materials to re-create all kinds of extant ruffs, collars, smocks, shifts and chemises.
Plaids are Difficult, Stripes are Tricky, so we avoid them. But they can be tamed to impressive results: Diane shows how!
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