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Live with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London – Roderick talks about the company.
We have opened the shop and taken Rye by surprise with our new model of retail! Whilst we are busy with production in our giant building, the shop sits in its corner, poised and ready for action. we are alerted to customers by a lovely old bell on the door.
New for Autumn, we present a range of useful products in premium Manila British canvas – breathable, tightly woven and naturally waterproof.
All items are double layer cloth and neatly top stitched for added durability.
The iPad bag is a tidy fit for the tablet and can also be used as a general small shoulder bag. The long handle is one piece British saddle leather, riveted on. The bag closure is colour matched Velcro.
The Kindle case is a simple protective slipcase for the current Kindle.
The phone case is a neat slipcase, available for Blackberry or iPhone.
The A6 (approx 4” x 6”) Pocket Book contains a British made 42 leaf, acid free cartridge paper sketchbook. Refills are available.
Merchant & Mills has at last found a new home, in Rye, East Sussex. We will have a real shop with things you cannot buy anywhere else and a beautifully curated collection of cloth. At the moment the building is a very big brick shoebox but we have plans. To see how we are getting on over the next few weeks, keep checking back.
We have found some fabulous new webbing and gros grain to add to our increasing range of cloth. The vintage colours on these stripy beauties are just what you need to allow yourself a spot of self expression. In the shop now, under CLOTH.
Scissors are a wondrous invention and we take our hats off to the anonymous early inventor of such a cunning tool. There are so many scissors on the market, so many choices and a lot of confusion. We have, over the years, tried many of them.
When it came to putting together a range of scissors for Merchant & Mills we decided to go back to the city most associated with quality cutting tools: Sheffield. We went to a factory that supplies Saville Row – our great street of British Tailors, and chose some tools that will last a lifetime. Our Philosophy is: buy once – quality will be remembered long after the price is forgotten.
Tailor’s Shears 10″
Our 10” Scissors from Sheffield are chromed by a unique process, giving the blades a sharp, smooth knife edge. They can be sharpened again and again.
The buttonhole scissors are superbly useful for cutting through any thick fabric or layers. With their over sized handles and short sharp blades they handle trimming away and buttonholes in thick fabric like no small sewing scissors can.
The name says it all. Stash them beside your sewing machine or dangle them from you index finger like a gunslinger. They make it swift and simple to rid yourself of all those pesky threads. Fine blades cut close to the fabric giving a neat, perfect thread-free finish to all your dressmaking.
Made in Italy and finished in Sheffield, these 8” pinking shears are very high quality scissors with traditional black enamelled handles. They are a rare find, beautifully sharp right to the tips.
Wide Bow Scissors
Wide bow scissors means that the hole for your fingers is extra large, allowing for accurate and firm control. At just 4″ (10cm) long they are extremely sharp and endlesly useful a deep, permanent black steel.
The World of Interiors – April 2011