Monday, January 26, 2009

Readying the fabric warehouse... pics of the 'overstock'


What we're thinking is:

1. lot's of people can use fabric
2. we have mucho fabrico
3. let's let people order said fabric in whatever quantities they want

we're working on an application that catalogs and offers what you see below (and a lot more...) for sale. We should be up and running with it by next friday.

charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

on Etsy... the bayou olive scoop neck with Merrow hems


another nice piece of clothing on Etsy with Merrow hems (or edges), this posted by circularaccessories.


Etsy :: circularaccessories :: The Bayou olive Scoop Neck - Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
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charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, January 23, 2009

the Great Gas Hose Heist


this is the Merrow corporate blog. Therefor the coverage of officers of the company is an appropriate and perhaps a requisite element of the blog.

Today our subject is none other than the eponymous Owen Merrow. His daily contributions to the company are many, and the hours he logs almost unmatched.

On Wednesday night he drove off from a gas station without first detaching the gas nozzle from his auto. The result has been captured in drawing and soon song, to be remembered for all time.




The epic almost ends with the pimply faced Cumberland farm employee running down the highway after his gas hose.

but Our story only begins there... as once word of the Great Gas Hose Heist leaked, it has become a twitter entry, a blog entry and the subject of a drawing contest.

As of this morning we're not quite sure why he tried to steal a gas hose from the pump ... but rest assured that with constant attention and relentless ribbing, we Will get to the bottom of it!
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, January 22, 2009

stitch samples


 the process of sewing stitch samples involves finding the right needle plate. we have an estimated 10,000 in our inventory of modified and new plates.

the hunt begins here:
From misc
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Merrow on Artfire -- a 'tiny merrow hem'


It don't have to be big. In fact we do tiny better than most, the most subtle of edges is the Merrow edge and here we are rounding out a lovely scarf available on Artfire.

Artfire looks a little like Etsy and seems to share traffic. We, at Merrow, are big proponents of the small market craft shopping portals like both Etsy and Artfire and we wish the folks at both lots of luck...

In the mean time warm up your neck: 


English Horse Rider Scarf Emerald - - Art Fire Buy Handmade Sell Handmade Your Handmade Interactive Artisan Marketplace - Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
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charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Monday, January 12, 2009

John Adams on HBO and Merrow


Congrats to the John Adams project!

Last year we were asked to participate in the set development. Merrow offered the HBO production our line of Crochet sewing machines.

Next thing you know the show is a runaway success.... to point out the obvious, we believe that the critics were heavily influenced by the quality of the stitching.

Here are some pics, followed by a letter from the John Adams show



I am attaching some pictures here of an exterior scene
of the Boston streets draped for a funeral of the
Boston Massacre victims. You cannot see the work of
your machine, but we edged all of the wool draped on
the buildings with the blanket-stitch Merrow. I have
also included an interior shot of the Adams'
children's bedroom. The wool blankets got the Merrow
treatment as well. I am afraid I do not have any shots
that are close up enough to see the stitch work, but
at least you know it is there!
Thank you for your compliments, I have heard from many
people how good it looks (and how good it is!),
unfortunately I do not have HBO available where I am
now, so I will have to wait for it's arrival on DVD.
All the best, I am sure I will be contacting your
company again for sewing needs!
Regards,
Helen Rasmussen
draper for "John Adams"

We are always grateful for the opportunity to participate in these types of projects (keep your eyes peeled for Merrow and Ugly Betty...), for more information about how to get a 'loaner' for some on or off screen work send us an email.

For more information about the line of crochet sewing machine click here, and for more sewing machines click here.

Thank you John Adams, and once again -- Congratulations!!!
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

corniness. we're all about getting people to sew...but


seriously.
this is the good stuff....


The Sewing Movie from on Vimeo.
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Sunday, January 11, 2009

snow + need for excercise + impending face plant


things we should all try...
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Etsy Cashmere scarf


on a cold day in the northeast, it stands to reason that being outside would be better with a cashmere scarf. It would be improved of course, if said scarf was edged with a Merrow stitch.

It will keep you warmer. Promise. ;)

Etsy :: simplementM :: Pashmina stainless... - Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
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charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, January 9, 2009

the dark horse


Merrow makes a wide variety of machines; the sexy stuff is here and here and here.

The dark horse of the line is our 70 class machine. Used to join fabric together it is found in almost every textile mill. Most of the material that you're wearing, sitting on, looking at, was at one point rolling along a gigantic finishing machine where it invariably passed a Merrow 70 class machine.

9931-1
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These machines are subject to some of the toughest conditions. They are often nickel plated to avoid corrosion.

Imagine dropping your sewing machine, hitting it with a hammer now and again, soaking it in bleach and running it without lubricant ..... for years on end. Would it still work?

That 70 class machine does... quietly and without incident
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

twitter


so twitter.

we're here: http://twitter.com/merrow_machine

_____
now why we're there, what we're doing there.... these are good questions. And we don't have good answers. It's fun and for the time being, we're there because it's the place to be (and in the last two days 18 people started following us... which feels great until you realize that the balance of these folks follow thousands of people)

twitter. the future of short attention span communication SASC

Twitter / merrow_machine - Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
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charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

an etsy combo by zorya


As we work each day to build sewing machines...we become fond of people/companies and websites that appreciate a great stitch. Estsy is getting the award this month.

Etsy :: zorya :: Anais Together Black Sea T And Katya Skirt - Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
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charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, January 2, 2009

the Scissor Warehouse


welcome 2009.
it's about time. that's all i've got to say about that.

--this year we're going to be doing many different things. Some small, others not so small. Today's experiment is the former. A long time ago i championed the idea of microsites. Personally I find them easier to use etc. Just so long as they don't pretend to be independent.

Here is the first of our peripheral stores. It is a first draft, the sandbox single. Can we isolate non-branded product in a way that makes sense to Merrow people and non-merrow people.

Wiss Scissors

Wiss Scissor Supply - Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2
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Feedback as always is welcome. The idea scales, the concept is to simplify those things we do that are peripheral (NOT sewing machines etc...) and make the interfaces as navigable as possible
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space