The Alphabet of Arcane Trades: H is for...

H is for... Bowerbird Competition Week 2 Buttons - The Society inc. by Sibella Court Surely it is no surprise to discover that H in this fine alphabet would stand for haberdasher. I initially set up The Society Inc. as a haberdashery meets hardware store, and it still has this undercurrent, though now it draws many more inspirations into its gravitational pull. My fascination with the small details, such as buttons, ribbons, needles, thread and "notions" would perhaps suggest that I was a haberdasher in a past life. The early haberdashers would trade in all these details and in some instances offer men's clothing, too. I just love the idea that the practical elements of garments, such as buttons and thread, could be sold alongside the final flourishes like ribbon and decorative accents and that the trade was so strong that even today you can still find haberdasheries, if you seek them out...which I am inclined to do.   The Alphabet of Arcane Trades: A is for...      B is for... C is for...      D is for... E is for...      F is for... G is for...

FILED 10, Apr 2016

  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
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  • 02 9516 5643
  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 02 9516 5643
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT