Tools of the Trade by fishers

Tools of the Trade

The Merchant Adventurers Hall was one of three different guild halls that we visited during the York Residents. The second hall we visited was the Merchant Taylors Hall. Once again it was an impressive building, but not on the scale of the Merchant Adventurers Hall.

However, rather than show you the building itself, I thought I would share these attractive small pieces of stained glass in a collage, which shows some of the tools of the tailors trade. From top left to bottom right we have an iron, scissors, bobbin of thread and needle, and a tape measure and thimble.

I've never noticed these details of the building before. They are set in predominantly plain glass in the entrance hall and are easily missed. I have to confess I didn't spot them this visit - Katharine did.

Ian
This is very nice. I spent twelve years working in a men's clothing store so these items bring back many memories
January 31st, 2023  
Nice collage
January 31st, 2023  
A nice collage
January 31st, 2023  
what a fun image
January 31st, 2023  
A super collage, well spotted Katharine!
January 31st, 2023  
A lovely collage
January 31st, 2023  
Very nicely put together, and a great piece of stained galss work
January 31st, 2023  
I found an old iron like that once, one that was filled with embers to create the heat
January 31st, 2023  
Wonderful image, collage!
January 31st, 2023  
Remmember those tools very well from the past. Great stained glass .Fav.
January 31st, 2023  
nice artwork
January 31st, 2023  
These would look lovely in the entrance hall
February 1st, 2023  
How lovely that these have been made in stained glass.
February 1st, 2023  
Reminds me of my dad. He was a tailor by trade and he was well known in Sliema. I remember him working with those tools except for the timble in the picture which was for the ladies; men's timbles were the same but open at the top. I have a scissors of his which is exactly like the one in the picture.
February 1st, 2023  
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