Gina Barrett is a partner of Gina-B Silkworks, a company that seeks to bring traditional textile crafts and techniques to a modern audience. She has appeared regularly on the Create & Craft TV channel (since 2011) where she demonstrates her kits, and teaches workshops. Gina has provided reconstructions of buttons, passementerie and costume accessories for theatre, film and television, museums and stately homes, costumiers and private individuals since 1999. She has also provided couture and modern bespoke trimmings using traditional techniques for designers and artists (both clothing and interior). These include varied commissions from buttons for film and TV, tassels for Buckingham Palace Mews, and woven fringes and girdles for historic reconstruction. Gina is a trained illustrator, with a background in historical and diagram illustration and graphic design. Her passion for textiles grew from studying historical costume for her illustrative work.