School Summer holidays begin around next week (a bit earlier if you’re in Scotland) – that annual event that parents tend to anticipate with a mixture of excitement and dread. With more mums and dads working full-time than ever before, any family activity becomes an important opportunity to create precious childhood memories. Limited time and… Continue reading Our Guide to Keeping Kids Entertained During the Summer School Holiday
I’d like to introduce you to needle felting, one of my all-time favourite hobbies. There are several different types, personally I enjoy making little 3D animals, which I will mostly focus this post on (there is some overlap in technique with 2D felting too, although I haven’t had a chance to try that out yet).… Continue reading Needle Felting – A Beginner’s Introduction.
We are very excited and proud to present our new and improved Closs & Hamblin website and wanted to take you through some of the new features. First up, we have our beautiful new homepage… 1 – The scrolling banner will show all the latest news and offers available so you will won’t miss out! 2… Continue reading Welcome to Our New Website!
At C & H we emphasise the importance of hanging and dressing curtains properly, to ensure that the best finish is achieved. However many people are unsure of what it is we mean by ‘hang and dress’. Here I will explain the benefits of finishing curtains off properly, for example adding weights, and how to make them look their… Continue reading Hanging & Dressing Curtains
Sewing patterns have loads of information on them but do you know what it all means? It’s all there to help you – from choosing suitable fabric and quantity needed, what else you will need and most important of all, how to make the garment to fit your measurements. So let’s start by looking at the… Continue reading Understanding Pattern Envelopes
The right sewing machine will be your lifelong friend. I’ve been sewing all my life and don’t remember a time when a sewing machine wasn’t around. My auntie was a tailor and as a youngster I would sit and watch her – if I was good I’d be allowed to do little bits. I can’t… Continue reading Choosing The Right Sewing Machine