Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field began Merchant & Mills in 2010 with the intention of bringing style and purpose to the overlooked world of sewing. Carolyn Denham has a degree in Fashion design and has worked in New York, Italy and London.
Roderick Field is a respected photographer with works in the National Portrait Gallery.
Merchant & Mills continues to grow steadily, evolving and developing as experience and ideas demand. Carolyn and Roderick now travel the world in search of unique and beautiful fabrics, finding aesthetic and practical inspiration along the way. Merchant & Mills products has successfully collaborated with London’s V&A Museum and Alexander McQueen.
New patterns and products emerge, never rushed to market, but slowly developed to be exemplary, desirable and pragmatic.
Their ethos is to respect the roots of sewing, from trade to home dressmaking, as they enable and inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making.
The Maker's journal is an expanding concertina sketchbook with slip case by Merchant & Mills.
Your go to project sketchbook by Merchant & Mills. Designed for the maker, the portfolio features a 1cm deep craft envelope with a string and eyelet fastening to keep all your works in progress.
Professional kitchen scissors by Merchant & Mills. In built nut cracker and bottle opener!
Wide bow scissors by Merchant & Mills. Small and precise in a deep, permanent black steel.
Matt black, striking, indestructible, xylon coated shears by Merchant & Mills.
Pure beeeswax potted with a lid.
1M long wooden folding ruler marked in both imperial (inches) and metric (cm).
Box of red wooden map push pins by Merchant & Mills.
First Aid for Clothes by Merchant & Mills in a beautiful etched silver tin.
Little paper box with short redheads pins by Merchant & Mills. Being short and thin, it is ideal for small works.