Tracking haberdashery shops

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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby Shadowcat » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:20 am

Nigel wrote:Duttons near coppergate ?

If so yes


That's the one - some really interesting odds and ends. Could have taken you there but couldn't remember the name. Thanks Nigel.

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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby bernadetterj » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:58 am

Family shops are not dead, there is a great new/old little haberdashery shop in Leamington Spa called Decorative Cloth on Warwick Street.



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:49 am

Odd opening hours, though - I have yet to pass it when it is actually open, looks like it caters to the quality end of the craft cloth market, which is no bad thing.

Weds Sat only 10-am - 4pm, Fri(?) 5.30pm.

Another craft shop has opened up behind in the street House of Fraser (just cut through the department store) , looks like it only stocks party or cardmaking stuff, but has a knitting / buttons / notions /beads section.


Is it 'coz I is middewl clarse, aih?

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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby glendwr » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:07 pm

There is large haberdashery shop located in the IN SHOPS complex at CWMBRAN shopping center ,south wales . Also another smaller one to be found in the high street EBBW VALE both in south wales .Also another in ABERGAVENNY just of the high street , MONMOUTHSHIRE. .



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby jon&franchesca » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:42 pm

Hi,

For anyone in the West Country, there's a traditional haberdashers in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Malmesbury sits midway between Swindon, Cirencester and Chippenham and is about 20 miles from Bath and about 35 from Bristol.
"Cotswold Stitchcraft" is opposite Malmesbury Abbey.

I should come clean and admit that it's my wife's shop.
However, we do also "do" 18th century, so we understand the problems in making costumes and obtaining supplies and will be happy to help like minded re-enactors whenever we can!



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby webby74 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:05 pm

The thing about all haberdashery shops is that they are having trouble competing with the Hobby craft shops and the internet.
There is a Franklin's in Colchester, Ipswich, Dovercourt and there is I think one in Sudbury.



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby oliv897 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:39 pm

Theres about 3 in Exeter, Devon I cant tell you what their called but their in the city center and are purfect for south-west re-enactors.


"Sir!, The English Amada are due south!. What are you talking about what Amada?. Nothings amada with me sir whats amada wit you?!?!?!?!" The Simpsons.....LOL

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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby tanyabentham » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:17 pm

don't know if posted this before

bonds, farsely town street leeds - chaotic, but cheap, friendly and interesting, some old stuff



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby AndyandHelen » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:05 pm

Theres one in Harrogate too. 'ull has a couple places including Hobbycraft

in Guernsey theres a specialist habberdashers in the Creaseys chain-its located in the old town opposite an artists shop. Theres also one or two in Jersey.



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby Normannis » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:15 pm

Lancaster- Fabrix. Good range of period wools and linens (which they've stocked on request)- their price is very variable but good service and usually include a discount on reenactment-size orders.
http://www.fabrix.org.uk/



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby AndyandHelen » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:21 am

Yet another in The Bridge in St Sampsons, Guernsey, they also do repairs. Range is focused on cross stichers. Also on St Peter Port and in the old town is a Polish tailoress who also happens to do a bit of haberdashery too alongside her main activities. Some of the touristy shops also happen to stock assorted bits and pieces although more incidental than intentional. Strange that there should be 3 proper places to go when the population is only 66k however there are a LOT of ladies at leisure so lots of needlework activity on the island, knitting circles and so on, regularly advertised in guernsey press if any of yu ever come over.



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Re: Tracking haberdashery shops

Postby ashle5 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:28 pm

I own a haberdashery shop in Malmesbury, Wiltshire called Cotswold Stitchcraft. I can be found near Malmesblury Abbey in Gloucester Street, SN16 0AA. I am open six days a week Monday to Saturday 9-5pm.
Jon and I like to make 18century costume so the shop is full of suitable goodies
Come and see me, or phone 01666 823245.

We are planning a Civil War Living History weekend throughout the town next year. I don't usually make this period costume so I am looking for patterns. Patterns for working day cloths are available, does anyone have suggestions where I can find patterns for Royalist costume. I have Janet Arnold book 1.
Any other suggestions please?

Franchesca




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