Heya lovely craftsters!
I have just started my final project in my fashion/textiles/art foundation course. My theme for this project is recycling and I am concentrating on the ideas of crafts/ special objects that get passed down through families. I want to look at these techniques/objects and re-work them to give them new meaning for the modern world (lol, it sounds so waffley!)
I've been looking at stuff like subversive cross stitch and stitch and bitch etc etc to give me ideas, but my main thread (teehee) is looking at buttons!
I'm basically going to be reworking old buttons (mainly from my granny's old button box) into pieces of jewellery that are lovely and marvellous and have a story to them!
sooo, to get to the point! Do any of you have any interesting stories/opinions on crafty stuff that gets passed down to you through word of mouth? I am especially interested in treasure chests of buttons and bits and bobs... TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BUTTON BOXES PEOPLE!
Edit: Or it would be lovely if you could post a picture of your button collections? fabbullousss!