The Workbook

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A short video to showcase the feel of the book and the six patterns in motion. View The Workbook here.

Book 3 – Preview

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The next Merchant & Mills book will showcase more complex designs for the more able maker. With an emphasis on the visual, we have striven to show strong women, proud to sport the fruits of their endeavours, looking resplendent in the clothes they have made.




Merchant & Mills

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Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field are Merchant & Mills.The company was formed in 2010 to elevate sewing to its proper place in the creative world, respecting the craftsmanship it entails. They produce a range of card patterns and really useful kits and in profound contrast to the pretty, flowery image of the average haberdasher, they present superb and unusual notions of sewing in stark, utilitarian packaging.

Merchant & Mills on the BBC

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BBC interview

Live with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London – Roderick talks about the company.