Hello Mudlarking Friends! It’s a Button Bonanza this week. Join me having a rifle through my button drawers. We’ve got medieval to modern by way of the centuries, trends and styles; from military to mode, check them out with me. I’ve included stories from the past of button makers and their buttony goings-on, and we’ve got a couple of recognisable faces in there, too. If you make it all the way through to the end, you may call yourself a real button devotee. That’s 40 minutes of functional fastenings for fun (if you’re that way inclined).
PLEASE REMEMBER – STAY AT HOME DURING THIS TIME OF GLOBAL CRISIS ~ ALL FORESHORE FOOTAGE WAS PRE-RECORDED WEEKS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT ~ STAY SAFE!
Links I mention in the video:
Archeaology & Finds Portable Antiquities Scheme: http://www.finds.org.uk
CitiZan Scheme: https://www.citizan.org.uk
Research Resources Medieval Material Culture: http://www.larsdatter.com