Closs & Hamblin

26/07/2018
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Meet Erez Solo Rimon

A freelance artist and textile designer who started using knitting as tool of self-expressionism from the age of 15. Erez moved to Great Britain (originally from Israel) in 2014 and as soon as he arrived in the UK, he immediately started displaying his work in galleries across the country. Since then, he began developing new ways of expressionism through some of the most basic knitting techniques. We have asked him about his passion for yarn and the deeper meaning to each piece of work he produces and here is what... Read More

20/02/2018

Ten Minute Make….Fabric Flowers

These sweet fabric flowers are so quick and easy to create! They make charming additions to any home or a great, handmade gift for any occasion – Mother’s Day, birthdays, Easter and more. One of the best things about making your own flowers is getting to choose the fabrics! You don’t need a lot of material to make these so they are great stash busters or the perfect excuse for a visit to your local C&H! You will need: 5 circles of fabric Sewing thread Small felt circle Button Sewing... Read More

16/01/2018
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Spotlight On….Velvet

Velvet upholstery and accents are set to be one of the key home interior trends for 2018 and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Is there anything quite like the sumptuous, soft and luxury feel of this timeless fabric? Velvet is a fabric like no other with a long history, widely believed to date back to the 13th century. It can be made using many different types of natural fibers, including silk, linen, wool and cotton as well as synthetics such as polyester, viscose and nylon. The type of fiber used... Read More

19/12/2017

Meet the Designer….Ronin Jewellery

Jewellery is a wonderful gift for that special someone and we are proud to stock the stunning Ronin Jewellery in selected stores and online. Designed and handmade in Wales, this jewellery collection is fresh, stylish and fun and we are delighted to introduce you to Kay Griffith, the designer of these gorgeous ranges! What sparked your interest in jewellery design and making? I did a degree in Textile Design so I have always been interested in putting colours together. During my degree I learnt to gather ideas and then translate... Read More

05/12/2017

Making Pom Poms!

This week’s blog comes from our youngest contributor and is a great way to start your children crafting! Hi, I’m Fuzzie Bro. I’m 9 years old and I’ve started making pom poms. I think it’s fun and a calming thing to do.  It’s not particularly difficult when you know how to do it so I’m going to teach you! Get a pom pom maker and the wool of your choice (any will do). The pom pom maker, in my opinion, is the easiest way to make all different sizes and... Read More

28/11/2017
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Christmas Gift Ideas….Get Creative!

Please note this competition is now closed – thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our winner Sue Munn! If you are struggling to find the right gifts for friends or family then why not take a look at our fantastic creative ranges! Whether your loved one has been crafting for years or wants to take up a new hobby, we are sure to have something to inspire. Our collection of craft books cover all manner of creative interests, from paper quilling and felting techniques to crochet and... Read More

20/11/2017
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Closs & Hamblin Horsham: Investing in our local schools

The Closs & Hamblin Horsham store recently spearheaded a local campaign to encourage children from local primary schools in developing their knitting, sewing, and crafting skills. Support packages including fabric remnants, thread, lots and lots of yarn, knitting needles, wallpaper, toy stuffing, and instructional booklets were delivered at the end of October to 13 primary schools in the Horsham area. The aim of the project is to deliver 2 or 3 of these support packages per year. Jody Riddle, Horsham Store manager, said ‘I approached local primary schools in our... Read More

20/11/2017
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Introducing The Haberdashery by Closs & Hamblin at Beales Yeovil

Closs & Hamblin is delighted to announce a collaboration with Beales Department Store in Yeovil, with a new concession titled ‘The Haberdashery by Closs & Hamblin’ opening this week. Beales, situated on Yeovil’s popular High Street, is a popular Department store chain with a history dating back to 1881. Its long-standing history paired with a dedication to providing exemplary customer service will prove to be a perfect match for Closs & Hamblin’s traditional family values and quality products.   The Haberdashery is situated on the second floor of the fashion... Read More

07/11/2017
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Winter Is Coming….Start Knitting!

Please note this competition is now closed – thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our winner Sheena Marks! The chilly weather is creeping in and now is the perfect time to start knitting cosy scarves, gloves, hats, jumpers and cardigans! If you prefer your hand knits in eye-catching shades, then why not check out our range of multicoloured yarns? Riot DK by King Cole looks exactly as it sounds – a riot of shades in one ball! A blend of premium acrylic and wool, it produces a... Read More

24/10/2017

Take A Look: Our Creative Customers

You really are a talented bunch – we love taking a look at customer projects made using Closs & Hamblin products and we thought we would share some of them with you. If you would like to submit your latest knitting, sewing or craft creation then just tag @clossandhamblin on Facebook, Twitter  or Instagram. Scroll down to look at the truly amazing creations! This gorgeous dress was created (and is modelled) by Karen, our haberdashery, craft and yarn buyer. Made for a late summer wedding, the print and style are... Read More