closs and hamblin 2023 colour forecast

New Home Colours – See the colour of the year 2023!

Do you want to know what colour will be trending in 2023? Maybe you’re thinking about redecorating your old space to look more modern, or maybe you hope to find your forever home next year and are collecting inspiration… Let’s take a look at the forecast collected from home industry experts for the trendiest colours […]

New Home Interior Trends for 2022/23 You Will Love!

Just as fashion changes with each season, interior design also faces new trends & themes, often dictated by social events. If you want to amaze with your space while entertaining or simply seek inspiration to uplift your home, it’s worth keeping an eye out for what’s in. Read below our curated list of this season’s […]

Needle Felting – A Beginner’s Introduction.

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). […]

Welcome to Our New Website!

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 […]

Hanging & Dressing Curtains

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 […]

Curtain Linings Explained

There are a variety of different curtain linings available so it is important to choose the one that is best suited to your needs! Here we have a crash course in which one is best for you… The most common lining material is our Sundown Sateen lining which is 100% cotton and is available in […]

Understanding Pattern Envelopes

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 […]

Choosing The Right Sewing Machine

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 […]