My treasured black coat finally let go of its last button. But I refused to let go of it – so started a city-wide search for new buttons to resurrect my coat.
I combed through racks in a large department store, shocked (and offended) to discover a single button was a staggering £6. It’s simply ridiculous to spend £18 on four buttons. But in a flash of inspiration, I remembered Remnant Kings .
Knitters, crafters and dreamers come in
At the top, though the doors, is the Aladdin’s Cave of haberdashery. Rolls and rolls of material everywhere in a rainbow of colour – stripes, polkadots, trucks, fruit and even a bridal collection with sparkling hues of gold and silver. Ribbons, cottons in every width, colour and sheen you can imagine – and some you can’t or shouldn’t. There’s even crafter kits to get you started on your next project.
And most importantly (and triumphantly) an enormous selection of buttons – the perfect four for my coat cost a mere £3.70 for the lot. Success!
Fancy a dress…or cowboy perhaps
Looking around the shop, I discover an unexpected fancy-dress section compete with cowboy hats, feathered masks and even multi-coloured wigs. Halloween is sorted.
And the staff are incredible – friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer all of my elementary questions about knitting with patience and humour. So if you’re thinking of brightening up your wardrobe or home, kick starting a creative project or simply need to save a much-loved jacket, Remnant Kings is the answer.