Closs & Hamblin

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Make your own Crochet or Knitted Pumpkins this Autumn

With autumn in full swing and Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins are beginning to once again appear all around us. Whether you carve them, roast them or put them in your latte there is no denying their autumnal charm.Best harvested in autumn; this resilient fruit that can grow large and bulging even on sparse soil is the symbol of prosperity, growth and abundance.

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Make your very own Seasonal Wreath!

Wreaths have been used as popular household decorations since the 16th Century and are typically brought out at Christmas to celebrate the festive season. However, it’s now a trend to display an ornamental wreath all year round, a different one for each season! So, whether you make one adorned in flowers for the Spring or one covered in pumpkins for Autumn, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make and decorate your very own seasonal wreath.

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Make your very own stocking in time for Christmas!

The Christmas stocking is an essential part of any well-decorated living room and with the festive season looming on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start crafting your very own handmade decoration. Our step-by-step guide below will take you through exactly what you need to do to make a truly beautiful stocking, whether it's for yourself, or a gift for a loved one.

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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 10

Just like that, we have reached the end of The Great British Sewing Bee! Over the last 10 weeks, 12 talented sewers have been whittled down to the final three; Rebecca, Raph and Serena! Last week was 1940's week, where the contestants faced yet another set of challenges inspired by the glamorous and thrifty styles of the decade. These included creating a pair of Oxford bags, transforming parachutes into glamorous dresses, and finally producing the perfect Made to Measure inspired by Dior's New Look. The Garment of the Week was awarded to Serena and we sadly said goodbye to Farie.