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Textile Accessories Books

 
An Introduction
Market is full with as basic textile accessories like buttons and zippers to as elaborate fashion accessories like shawls, stoles, and footwear. If this abundance of products confuse you, just get a book and clear all your doubts. Now puzzled about which book to read! Browse this section to help yourself.
 
 

From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro
From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro
By : Toney Allman

The book tells the story of the invention of Velcro by inspiration from nature's perfect fastening system. It represents how the Swiss engineer, George de Mestral, attracted by the sticking ability of the burs from wild plants, uncovered the secret of the microscopic hooked tips that clung tightly to the loops in clothes and animal hair.
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons
By : Sally C. Luscomb

'The Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons' is an introductory guide to the world of buttons. It makes possible identification of buttons for the convenience of collectors. It contains information about more than 3,000 buttons of all periods, materials, and manufacturers with pictures and prices revised at current-day values. Its format that is similar to encyclopedia makes it easy to find information quickly.
Hats Gloves Scarves: Easy Designer Knits for Family and Friends
Hats Gloves Scarves: Easy Designer Knits for Family and Friends
By : Louisa Harding

The book contains projects with instructions and photographs for making hats, gloves and scarves for the whole family. All the projects involve simple knitting and finishing and embellishments with ribbons, beads, or embroidery. There are also helpful tips and hints for measuring proper length for a scarf and for other such items.

Fabulous Fabric Beads- Create Custom Beads and Art
Fabulous Fabric Beads- Create Custom Beads and Art
By : Kristal Wick

The book contains the techniques for creating basic fabric beads from silk, muslin, or hand-dyed ribbon embellished with crystals, fiber, glitter, wire, etc. It also teaches to create surface designs on fabric, including painting, dyeing, stamping, stenciling, computer printing, and foiling. Step-by-step photographs explains beadmaking with easy-to-find materials from craft and fabric stores.
Designer Beadwork: Beaded Crochet Designs
Designer Beadwork: Beaded Crochet Designs
By : Ann Benson

The book teaches the new craft of mixing crochet and beadwork. There are fifty projects for making different jewelery using only the most basic stitches. All the projects are accompanied by color graphs and diagrams. There are other tips included for selecting the best fibers, combining different sizes and types of beads, and troubleshooting.
Embellishing with Beads
Embellishing with Beads
By : Nancy Nehring

Embellishing with Beads is a book of techniques such as stitching various type of beads to many dress like jeans to cushions evening gowns to curtains, beads add interest, texture, and movement anywhere.

Collecting Men's Belt Buckles
Collecting Men's Belt Buckles
By : Joseph V. Saitta

The book showcases men's belt buckles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through color photographs. Masculine lifestyles are represented along with all kinds of including Military, police, fire service, western, and youth group buckles. It also includes collecting tips and values which can be an excellent reference for the dealer and collector. The book is particularly useful for clothing and jewelry designers and fashion historians.
Making Stylish Belts: Do-it-Yourself Projects to Craft and Sew at Home
Making Stylish Belts: Do-it-Yourself Projects to Craft and Sew at Home
By : Ellen Goldstein-Lynch, Sarah Mullins, Nicole Malone

The book includes quick and easy no- or low-sew projects for making stylish belts with the help of leather, vinyl and other fabrics, including ribbons, cords, and fibers, along with beads, sequins, and rhinestones. It also teaches how to rivet and use various styles of buckles. An extensive resource listing is also provided in the book.
Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty
Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty
By : Robert Friedel

The ' Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty' is the history of making of the mechanical wonder, the zipper. The author as presented the story of zipper in the form of an interesting story along with the roles that invention and novelty play in our lives. He also gives many reasons why the zipper should have failed yet it has become one of the most essential artifacts of our times.