March 27, 2022
Carolyn Denham founded Merchant and Mills in 2010 with a vision to encourage sewing and a connection to what we wear, by providing the patterns, fabrics and tools for customers to make their own garments. Offering, as she says 'a viable, wearable alternative to the increasingly indistinguishable options of the high street,' a sentiment we concur with - opting out of the fast fashion frenzy in favour of timeless appeal.
Based in a warehouse in Rye, there is a shop with a mezzanine floor for sewing classes, and a project in the works to create a Merchant and Mills house for people to look around for inspiration, so they can make curtains, bed spread or blinds as well as clothing!
We recommend reading the full interview with Carolyn on RyeZine, it's really interesting, and you can find out more about Merchant and Mills here.
Merchant & Mills
14a Tower Street, Rye TN31 7AT
Carolyn Denham of Merchant & Mills photographed by Mark Cocksedge for RyeZine.
May 27, 2023
A Visit to Charleston
Charleston was home to Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, renowned for their paintings and design work, and original thinking in all aspects of everyday life.
The house is famed for its decor - hand painted from top to bottom by the artists, who beautifully designed each others bedrooms. It is such a unique place, and you can tell it was done for their own enjoyment and use - rather than being about impressing others.
May 19, 2023
New Additions to Marylebone Lane
Having spent 20 years on Marylebone Lane, we've built up a kind of neighbourhood family, so it's with great pleasure that we welcome new additions to the area.
May 16, 2023
Clerkenwell Design Week 23-25 May
Interesting fact: Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world! So it is no surprise that Clerkenwell design week is London's leading design event.
From emerging brands to the long-established - the best of the best will be on show, for all your interior design needs and curiosities.
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