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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Indygo Junction (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975491849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975491843
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amy Barickman (www.amybarickman.com), founder and owner of Indygo Junction (www.indygojunction.com) is a leader in the sewing, needle arts and retail crafting industry. She is the author of multiple books including Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: Any Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, as well as The Magic Pattern Book, which offers 36 unique fashion and accessory patterns - a whole wardrobe in a book!

Amy grew up immersed in the sewing and crafting business, spending hours at her mother's creative arts retail store working and watching the business evolve along with the trends. The seeds of entrepreneurship took root in Amy, and she started her own business designing and marketing collectible teddy bears while still in high school.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in art and design, Amy founded Indygo Junction in 1990 to publish and market sewing books and patterns and to showcase the work of leading designers. Amy's knack for anticipating popular trends has led her to discover more than 45 innovative artists and designers.

Through Indygo Junction, Amy has:
- published over 1000 pattern titles
- sold nearly three million book and pattern titles.
- licensed craft kits and fabric lines
- published over 80 books that have sold at stores throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Amy, an avid collector, has one of the largest archives of vintage fashion and sewing books, images and ephemera in the United States. This vintage collection is inspiration for many of Indygo Junction's modern patterns. Amy's research into sewing history led her to discover her muse, Mary Brooks Picken, the founder of The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Science who was a fashion and sewing authority in the early 20th century. Amy realized she was compelled to share Picken's timeless work with modern audiences.


That dream was brought to fruition when Amy published Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun. Vintage Notions is a treasury of the best lessons and domestic arts wisdom from Mary and The Woman's Institute, presented monthly with accompanying projects, inspiring essays and recipes.

Recently, via her personal website, Amy has continued to reach out and share her collections. AmyBarickman.com offers the crafting community digital sewing images, labels and books as well as free vintage patterns. Through her blog, AmyBarickman.com/blog, she has continued to share her collections, views on vintage, travels, and projects with the ever-growing community of crafters and sewers that have embraced her work for twenty years.

Amy and her work have received much acclaim in the news media, including on home and fashion shows and in magazines and industry periodicals. Amy had the honor of being named one of Country Living magazine's prestigious Creative Women Entrepreneurs. In addition, Amy has made numerous television
appearances including regular visits to Sewing with Nancy on PBS.

Through her published works, business websites and e-newsletters, Amy inspires countless crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques.


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This book has a ton of great pictures, with easy to follow instructions.
nharmony
I haven't tried the projects yet, but this book has great pictures and starter ideas for playing with buttons as jewelry.
reluctant reviewer
Using collectible and antique buttons makes for some great looking bracelets, etc.
Farrell Hobbs

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Charlene Anderson on January 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
I love buttons. I collect buttons, but not in the sense of a serious collector looking for historically important buttons. I collect ordinary buttons, fun buttons, buttons I take off clothes that are too worn to wear, buttons from yard sales, buttons from friends...anywhere I can find buttons. I store most of them by color in canning jars...so they make a pretty display and I can build designs based on color.

Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction and the author of Button Ware, obviously loves buttons as much as I do. Her new book features 33 projects from elegant to cute, all suitable for creating with new and vintage buttons. This is a visually beautiful book, well-laid out with 90 gorgeous photos. Instructions are easy to follow, in a type size suitable for those with over-40 eyes.

Button Ware contains complete instructions for bracelets, necklaces, beaded pins, rings, and boutique style apparel. The projects use simple techniques as well as techniques and sophisticated designs for experienced crafters. Kits for some of the projects are available from Indygo Junction for many of the designs if you are not lucky enough to have a button stash. This book makes me want to go out and find more buttons!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nharmony on January 26, 2011
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This book has a ton of great pictures, with easy to follow instructions. A great reference tool for creating unique projects with old (or new) buttons.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. R SCOTT on September 8, 2009
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THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK I LOVE THE ART OF BUTTONS . I CAN'T WAIT TO DO SOME OF THESE PROJECTS....
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So much fun! Amy does such a great job stacking and matching her antique buttons. Some of them look delicious enough to eat.
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By Linda on January 25, 2014
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Wonderful pictures, great ideas. Very motivating. I really feel that I want to make most of what is in this book.
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By Lisa R. Richter on November 1, 2013
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I got some great ideas and it's easy to read the instructions. I really like to button rings and stuff for kids.
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By Cheryl Cosart on October 11, 2013
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I saw this book at a craft show and some of the projects made up from this book. Great ideas to use up left over buttons.
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