Merchant & Mills British Oilskin – Conker

6,65

Merchant & Mills British Oilskin – Conker

6,65

Merchant & Mills British Oilskin – Conker is the real thing – best quality traditional British oilskin in conker, finished to age and wear beautifully.

Oilskin is ideal for coats, bags and accessories. It would be particularly fabulous for an outdoor Top 64 and the Landgate top (Merchant & Mills patterns). Made in the UK.

This fabric is not washable but can be re-oiled.
Don’t iron either – fold & press your seams into shape with a bamboo point turner.

We recommend sewing with a denim needle and 100% polyester thread.
When sewing, run your thread along some beeswax – it’ll make your sewing smoother, the thread won’t catch in the heavily oiled fabric.

150 cm wide, 405gsm

Our fabrics are sold in increments of 25cm. If you need a continuous piece of i.e. 1 metre, please enter 4 in the quantity box.

 

 

38 in stock

SKU: MMBOK-1 Categories: ,

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Merchant & Mills British Oilskin – Conker is a beautiful Oilskin from Merchant & Mills.

Merchant & Mills was founded by Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field. They created their company 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. In contrast to the pretty and flowery image of the average haberdasher, they present sewing of notions in stark and utilitarian packaging.

Merchant & Mills continues to grow steadily. They keep 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. Their products are stocked in the world’s most respected outlets. The company also successfully collaborated with London’s V&A Museum and Alexander McQueen.

As a result, new patterns and products emerge. They are 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 inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making. To this end, they have published three instructive, illustrated books.

They took the decision to put style to work in their presentation and packaging, as a language that would attract the very people that had hitherto overlooked sewing. Equally they were determined to include the steadfast makers and menders who had continued regardless of current trends.

In supplying patterns, fabrics and tools that allowed the creation of a desirable functioning wardrobe, they offer a viable, wearable alternative to the indistinguishable options of the high street.

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.

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