The Fairy Haberdasher
by petal & pins
In my studio I have boxes and jars of buttons.
Made from all sorts of things – shell, metal, glass and paste, coconut shell, silk cord and clay. Some are vintage and others made in cloth using an old button covering press.
Bought in bulk or just enough for a single garment waiting to be chosen as the perfect ‘one’, they come from all over the place including a Parisian haberdasher I stumbled upon while walking in the Marais.
But I need to look out carefully to find the fairy haberdasher peddling his wares of ribbons, buttons and other notions.