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Ribbon

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…

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Wax Seals with Bakers Twine and Ribbon

In my gift wrapping career there is one particular trend that I have always been fond of and that is good old Brown Paper.  I love it so much that I have based my whole ribbon collection around it and find the subtle brown colour a great canvas to work from.  Brown Kraft Paper is…

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Dyeing your own ribbon

For many years when my clothes have started to look a bit shabby, I have popped them in the washing machine with a sachet of machine dye and have been delighted with the results. I have often looked at black coffee, black tea and beetroot juice and thought I would take the plunge this week…

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Appear on ITV with Gino and Mel

    Would you like to appear on ‘Let’s do Lunch’ with Gino and Mel?   ITV are looking for the fastest gift wrappers in the UK to come on the show Apply by 3rd August by sending us an email to ruth.breading@itv.com. T&Cs at itv.com/terms

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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 landscape photography. I couldn’t wait…

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Summer update and behind the scenes

We were delighted to launch our new websites last week after a year of photo shoots, hard work and lots of working behind the scenes with our web people.  I have also really enjoyed doing lots of step by step tutorials which I plan to add with products, as well as showcase them on Flickr…

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Making a Ribbon Lampshade

Being a ribbon designer, I am always dreaming up different ways of how to use this versatile product, and love nothing more than picking up some old junk and transforming it….with the help of ribbon! I’ve put together this little tutorial to make this pretty pastel lampshade.  You can either leave it plain, or add…

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Clever ribbon storage and display ideas

 I’m often asked about the various ways to store and display ribbons, especially by craft lovers and shops.  Whether you have lengths or rolls of ribbon, I have put together a collection of handy ideas. Loose lengths of ribbon can be wrapped around a piece of card and pinned.  This makes a great filing system…

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Country Living Scotland Fair

I’ve just returned from a week up in Glasgow working at the Country Living Fair.  My first couple of days were spent dressing the stand.  I was also asked by the magazine to dress the Winter Cabin Naturally being a Christmas show, I wanted to add plenty of sparkle and decided to create a festive…

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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…

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