Hambly Screen Prints: Making Buzz at CHA

comments (3) February 3rd, 2009     

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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These pillows are embellished with rub-on designs from Hambly Screen Prints. Beautiful!
There were so many pretty designs at the Hambly booth.
Heres a sheet of pretty rub-ons, waiting to transform paper, fabric, ceramic, or anything else.
Hambly also prints deigns onto clear overlay sheets—great for scrapbooking and other paper crafts.
This woodgrain paper is screen printed by hand at Hamblys studio.
These pillows are embellished with rub-on designs from Hambly Screen Prints. Beautiful!

These pillows are embellished with rub-on designs from Hambly Screen Prints. Beautiful!

Photo: Diane Gilleland

Seemingly every time I ran into one of my fellow CraftStylishers on the CHA show floor, she'd ask: "Have you been to the Hambly booth yet?"

...And the Hambly Screen Prints booth certainly lived up to the buzz. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Hambly is a family-owned company that screen prints the most beautiful papers, overlay sheets, and rub-ons.

The motifs are absolutely gorgeous—everything from clean, modern design to baroque frames to overall patterns like woodgrain.

While I loved the papers and overlays, I have to say that the rub-ons were truly amazing. There were all kinds of designs, screened onto clear acetate sheets, so you can easily rub them onto a scrapbook layout, or fabric, or a ceramic dish, or a wall. With a little sealing, the design will last and last. (Those pillows above sport lots of rub-on designs, protected with some Fabric Mod Podge.)

The Hambly website has lots of pictures, plus a blog and a really great line of stickers. Check it out!

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Comments (3)

paperrain writes: Wow, this is amazing. I just went over there and it's all eye candy. Have I been completely naive to have never heard of them?
Posted: 3:13 pm on February 5th
Average_Jane_Crafter writes: YES! When we did the CRAFT release party back in August, we had some Hambly rub-ons as door prizes (thanks to Jennifer Perkins) They were highly coveted. So cool!

And ... uh ... how did I not know about Fabric Mod Podge? Helllooooo ... life-changing! :)
Posted: 11:39 pm on February 3rd
Jen_W writes: Yay, you beat me to the punch. I heart all of their designs and they are such nice women.
Posted: 5:46 pm on February 3rd
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