We are indebted to TWR reader Louise who tipped us off about the fantastic Merchant & Mills, suppliers of beautiful patterns, accessories and general important stuff need for sewing. The website is like a little bit of heaven if you are a sewer, everything is beautifully presented and covetable, the patterns are lovely and clearly have us grown up stylish women in mind, just look at the elegant Dea dress above, see how it gently covers the tummy area but has that sexy shoulder.
The Notions page is full of smartly presented pins, tape measures and joy of joy! easy thread needles for older eyes. I could weep with happiness, I no longer have to hand my needles to youngest teen to thread. The Selected Notions box, full of the best things, would make a great Christmas present for a sewer. And where to start on the scissor collection…buttonhole scissors! who knew? My sewing box needs a pair.
You can take courses, and notes in the oilskin notebook (it might not surprise you to hear I have ordered one of these…) or you can order one of the beautifully detailed patterns and just take it out and stroke it, but that would be weird, right? ‘puts pattern back in bag’.
Website here.…haberdashery freaks be warned, might damage your budget this month. Apparently the shop is fab too.