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Issue 10 · Channeling Downton Abbey · March 8, 2012

Sewing Notions from Merchant & Mills

Issue 10 · Channeling Downton Abbey · March 8, 2012

Based in Hay on Wye, Merchant & Mills is "determined to encourage the world to sew"; we especially like the company's sewing box, which features an array of sewing necessities.

Carolyn Denham, the self-described "driving force behind the movement to get you all sewing," consulted with an expert tailor to assemble a box of nine essential tools for darning, mending, cutting, and threading.

The Merchant & Mills Sewing Notions Set

Above: The Merchant & Mills Sewing Notions Set is $75 from Kaufmann Mercantile; in the UK, the Merchant & Mills Sewing Box is £42 directly from Merchant & Mills.

Tailor’s Beeswax

Above: Tailor’s Beeswax is ideal for needle threading; £6.

Tailor's Chalk

Above: Traditional Tailor's Chalk in white; £2.

Wide Bow Scissors

Above: Wide Bow Scissors in black steel; £12.

Tailor's Thimble

Above: Merchant & Mills' Tailor's Thimble has an open top so that you can still manage the fabric while protecting your finger; £3.



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