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knitting yarn

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

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

26/09/2017
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An Interview with Erika Knight

This week we interviewed knitwear, crochet and yarn range creator Erika Knight about her inspiration, creative process and more! What sparked your interest in knitwear and crochet designing? I was always very crafty as a child – always cutting, sticking, drawing, sewing and making, and my Grandmother did teach me to knit, but I never really got into knitting until I was at Art School. I knew the basics but taught myself to knit garments such as jumpers, which I would sell in the college refectory, along with jackets and... Read More

08/11/2016

Our Picks….Winter Wools

The colder weather is drawing in and now’s the time to wrap up warm in chunky cardies and jumpers, snuggle into scarves and keep your socks on! We have a wonderful selection of Autumn and Winter knitting yarns in stores and online which are perfect for creating winter garments and accessories for all the family! These are our favourites…. Brushed Fleece by Rowan is a gorgeously soft blend of extra fine Merino wool and baby alpaca. It comes in a range of rustic shades and makes warm but lightweight knits.... Read More