Home of contemporary haberdashery

It is over thirty five years since New House took an interest in haberdashery and only did so because shapes on the bottom valance of a blind were fashionable....

 

contemporary haberdashery trims by New House

We needed to find a gimp braid that bent round corners, was easy to apply and had enough yarn density so heat-melt glue wouldn't show through. We came up with our Regency trimming and have sold millions of metres of this amazingly versatile flexible decorative braid.

regency braid haberdashery trim for corners

However our interest in haberdashery and passementerie really took off with the arrival of Nicky Townley in our design department. She wanted to add focal points into our images of roller blinds by adding a blind pull. We made these pulls from string washed-up on beaches, stones and bits of painted polystyrene, but our customers loved the images so it wasn't long before Nicky was busy creating new decorative trim, blind pull and haberdashery collections. 

Nicky created many of New House's original classically exuberant, clever or austere haberdashery braid and trimming designs, such as leather, Charleston, Carpet and woolly trimmings. They were especially useful as they were available as matching interior trimmings, tiebacks and pulls which means no matter what fabrics, blinds or upholstery is used in the room, it's possible to link them together by using one of our trimming themes : 

leather braid interior haberdashery trim in blackleather blind pull in black haberdasharyleather curtain tieback in black haberdashery

charleston woven interior trimming haberdasharycharleston blind pull in gilt colour haberdasherycharleston curtain tieback or holdback in gilt

carpet interior decorative haberdashery braidcarpet boule light or blind pull in off whitecarpet boule curtain tie back in off white

punk skunk baby blue trimming or braidpunk skunk baby blue children's blind pullpunk skunk baby blue children's curtain tieback

New House's modern and contemporary haberdashery braid & trimming collections have expanded greatly since then. Laura Fletcher and Melanie Darwin joined New House, who had both studied textile design at the Royal College of Art, London and continued creating great new designs such as these modern trimmings, blind pulls, curtain tiebacks, Roman blind pulls and light pulls :

stria braid roman blind with alvo pull  whitewash wooden ball tieback in window

Today contemporary haberdashery design is all about contrasting unusual colours, so today our best selling interior trims are Fletcher, Stria, and of course pompoms! :

Fletcher braid in bilberry colour haberdashery  Fletcher wide braid in juniper colour haberdashery  Fletcher braid in elderflower colour haberdashery

stria decorative trimming in autumn frost colours  stria decorative trimming in storm grey colour

tutti fruity pompom trimming  tangerine & hot pink pompom trimming  chartreuse pompom trimming

Haberdashery is also all about the little decorative items, so for years New House have designed so many blind and light pulls that we must now be the world's most prolific creator of pulls for all sorts of applications. Our preference is for simple styles and forms, often using many different material types. Here is a selection of pulls made from wood, fine bone china, pewter, glass and textiles, but we make many more.. :

spot braid and turquoise pull on a window blind  wooden pebble blind pulls  wooden ball pulls

crystal glass blind or light pull  pewter starfish blind or light pull  nautical knot cotton blind or light pull

Child safety is always an important issue, especially when blinds and curtains are concerned where loose or over-long loop cords can be a strangulation hazard for toddlers. It is always wise to secure these cords to a wall away from inquisitive hands and over the years we have designed our functional Halo range of roller blind child safety devices made from strong engineered aluminium and also a more decorative range with wooden covers, such as our red car child safety device.

halo aluminium child safety for roller blinds  red car blind and curtain child safety device

We do love all the little trimmings and returning to where we started, ie with decorative gimp braids that bend round corners easily, our latest is Arco interior trim that comes in 20 glorious bright colours with a few glitter options too :

antique gold arco gimp braid  fuchsia arco gimp braid  pewter arco gimp braid

eau de nil arco gimp braid  redcurrant arco gimp braid  primrose arco gimp braid

We also love both our Tenby and Zigzag woven braids that Laura designed :

tenby beach hut blue woven upholstery trim  tenby mocha woven upholstery trim  tenby sandcastle woven upholstery trim

eucalyptus zigzag woven upholstery trim  fuchsia zigzag woven upholstery trim  pebble grey zigzag woven upholstery trim

We sell on the reel or by cut length, so if you are looking for crisply modern contemporary trims and braids for your interior we might just have the haberdashery product for you. All our trims, braids, pulls and contemporary haberdashery items are all made in England too.

 

pompom trim

 

 

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