New TV Show about buttons coming this fall!
What an exciting time for button collectors! The "coming-soon" Hot Buttons TV series will feature button collecting, buttons in fashion and button museum displays from all over the world. Hot Buttons is expected to begin airing in the winter on PBS TV. The National Button Society expects the show will create excitement about the hobby of button collecting. To see more go to: https://www.wpbstv.org/hot-buttons-to-heat-up-pbs-stations/
Button Craft Tutorials
The National Button Society YouTube channel features button craft tutorials as well as, the button craft videos that were part of the NBS virtual meeting in August 2021. The 14 button craft videos have been viewed more than 3,500 times. We invite you to become a subscriber so you don’t miss any of the new tutorials! Go to the National Button Society Button Creativity channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/NationalButtonSocietyButtonCreativity.
The NBS series of button craft tutorials were created in response to its members’ increased interest in using their non-collectible buttons in artistic ways. This series of button crafts and the other button craft ideas on the NBS website support its mission to preserve all that is beautiful and historic in buttons. You can see more about what membership offers you online at NationalButtonSociety.org. For more, including craft worksheets, go to “Resources” at NationalButtonSociety.org.
Button & Zipper Bracelet Tutorial
By Sylvia Liszka Durell
Come with me on a visit to the Frieda Warther Button House in Dover, OH!
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Sylvia Liszka Durell
Buttoning Up Matisse!
My new piece is called, “Buttoning Up Matisse’s Purple Robe and Anemones.”
I used buttons, fabric, acrylic paint, markers and threads and yarn to recreate his masterpiece. 23-1/2” square. It is currently hanging at the Brooksville City Hall Gallery in Florida. The theme of the gallery’s show is “Meeting of the Minds.” Artists were encouraged to submit pieces that were inspired by other artists or done in collaboration with others.
Sylvia Liszka Durell
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I LOVE BUTTONS!
For me, buttons are miniature works of art. Examining their designs, colors and materials gives me great pleasure.
Haiku for Button Lovers is full of “insider information” -- the details about buttons. The more you know about buttons, the more you will enjoy the poetry. It's short and sweet and is written with a clever turn of phrase.
The 76 Haiku poems are under these categories:
About Buttons, Ceramic, Fabric, Glass,
Metal, Plastic, Rubber, Shell, Vegetable Ivory/Ivory, Wood
The last poem is longer. It describes the physical feelings a button collector experiences when getting a new jar of buttons.
I hope reading my Haiku for Button Lovers will delight button collectors and intrigue others to learn more about buttons and button collecting.
Haiku for Button Lovers can be found in Kindle format on Amazon: www.amazon.com/-/e/B07GDNQJF5You can also read it on your smartphone, tablet or computer by using one of the apps Amazon offers.
You can contact Sylvia Liszka Durell
via this website contact page or at email@example.com.