Now is the perfect time to take up knitting. Not only it is a relaxing hobby to complete on these dark and cold evenings, but it can also help decrease depression and anxiety. If you want to begin learning, you need to start with a good set of knitting needles. So how do you choose with so many different kinds and sizes?
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There are lots of different ways to pay your respects during this significant time of year. As Remembrance Day approaches, get started on making your own stunning knitted or crochet poppies!
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.
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.
With lockdown restrictions being eased, everyone is finally getting the chance to spend long-awaited time with their friends and family! August Bank Holiday is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate then with a garden BBQ party! Here at Closs & Hamblin, we have everything you need to get your garden BBQ-ready and make your party extra special!
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.
Are you looking for a way to breathe new life into your home? Or have you just relocated and looking to put your stamp on the place? Well, here at Closs and Hamblin, we have taken a step in a new direction and have branched out into wallpapers! This is a really exciting time for us and we can’t wait to share more products with you soon.
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.