Jane Means to open London Shop at Clifton Nurseries

We’re delighted to be adding a Haberdashery Closet in the capital.  We are often mobbed at our London shows including Top Drawer, Spirit Fairs and Country Living For years I have been asked where is your London shop, and after opening our doors in Lincoln in 2012, I always wanted the next quirky outlet to… Continue reading →

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Craft Ideas for the Fortnum and Mason Stationery Event

I’m really looking forward to being involved in the new stationery room launch at Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly next week. Our ribbons are stocked in the store and I will be gift wrapping live in their revamped stationery room on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April. As a ribbon stockist of the store i’ve already… Continue reading →

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Our hectic Christmas gift wrapping season

We are now in to the peak time of the gift wrapping calendar, and are busier than ever with our London gift wrapping services and events until Christmas For the last few weeks we have been busy gift wrapping wicker hamper baskets for a private client in Mayfair (over 300 of them).  You can also… Continue reading →

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Gift wrapping with vintage music script

There’s something really eye catching about vintage music paper, and I often use it in my gift wrapping projects. Recently I bought several books of old script from an antique shop. You can also find them at charity shops, flea markets and car boot sales.  I have also find perfect accessories including buttons, rusty keys,… Continue reading →

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Organising your craft room

Since a child I have loved messing around with crafts and materials and have always had a special place to store everything. Buttons in jars, paper in drawers and decorations in used boxes. In my early days it was a plastic bucket that had been used for toys, Which I could easily rummage through when… Continue reading →

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A summer photo shoot

I was utterly delighted when photographer Lyndsey James wanted to pop over to do a feature at the Haberdashery Closet. Her photography workshops caught my eye earlier on in the year as they are designed for anyone who creates or sells small products who want to showcase their work with eye-catching photography. I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading →

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The Barking Mad Dress Sale

Many of us dream about buying that designer dress in London, Paris or Milan, only to realise that we can’t afford it.   In my case I have too many unworn clothes bulging in the wardrobe as it is, with endless frocks I’ve bought from M+S or Next with labels still attached. I’ve got together with… Continue reading →

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Projects

Christmas was very exciting this year with lots of new clients and projects, with some booking a year in advance! Late November I did a gift wrapping service for Ralph Lauren at their Bond Street flagship store, and ended up spending some of my wages on Christmas presents during their Charity evening. Their windows were… Continue reading →

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Haberdashery Closet Opening

Since moving to our new office at the Craft Workshops, customers have wanted to pop in to view our range and top up their ribbon supplies.  It has been frustrating not being allowed to open to the public, however after months of negotiations, we’ve been allowed by our local council to open our doors for… Continue reading →

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Rich Handmade Papers from India

I started travelling from a very early age and discovered wonderful papers around the world. One of my favourite papers are the vibrant handprinted sheets from India. Rich in colour and design, these papers give a gift the luxurious factor Subtle colours mixed with metallic hints, flock and glitter… Hot colours with rich baroque detailing…… Continue reading →

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