- Crossover appeal among sewing enthusiasts and antique collectors, both intrigued by the character and affordability (50 cents and up) of vintage buttons- National Button Society boasts 3,000+ card-carrying members, hundreds of unaffiliated collectible button clubs and associations exist in the U.S., and thousands of people own keepsake boxes filled with buttons- Showcase of rare and eccentric buttons boasts a historical appeal- Photo-intense and portable format lends itself to impulse purchasesFor years buttons have been more than a device that "holds it all together." A popular category of collectible, buttons are a staple (40,000+ auctions) on eBay, and a topic discussed by sewers and crafters around the world. This new book bears all the color and attitude of a favorite vintage button, with all the fun, historical facts and realized pricing suitable for fans of the one thing that truly makes fashion functional.
Jill Gorski is a button collector and designer. She focuses on education, history and awareness of buttons. At this time, Jill is the only person lecturing and teaching classes on buttons for all levels of age and expertise.