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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Crafting buttons

Monique van Munster - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
2 hours
€ 25
Minimum age:
16 years
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

Buttons have been used for centuries as a special accent to a garment; think of the silver Zeeland buttons worn as jewellery.


Handmade buttons from fabric, ribbon, beads and embroidery threads are made around a simple ring or fabric button. You can make them as simple or elaborate as you like; you can embroider them!


In this workshop, you will make two craft buttons of your choice. Monique will bring several examples and many materials, such as ribbons and bands, beads and embroidery threads so that you can customise your buttons to your taste. She will teach you how to make a button using beautiful materials, a simple ring, a needle, and thread.


Monique van Munster has immersed herself in craft techniques for over thirty-five years and is now an embroidery specialist. She has a fascination for the infinite possibilities of needle and thread. Wanting to know how something is made, she researches many techniques and applications. The research does not focus on being able to reproduce historical and traditional embroideries but serves more as inspiration and interpretation. Monique values preserving her craft and wants to share her skills with others, so she teaches in her studio in Tilburg, wherever she is invited to share her knowledge, such as now at the Ambacht in Beeld Festival.



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