Yesterday Allison Kreft Abad, formerly of Hambly Screen Prints, announced the following:
I’m not sure where to start, but I have some very sad news…as you may be aware, Harry Hambly is looking to wind down operations. As a result, they are no longer designing new products and I am no longer working for them. I have had a wonderful experience designing the Hambly products over the last 8+ years, and working with such genuine people. I will of course continue to design and be a part of this great creative community. This blog will be on hold while I transition into new projects and opportunities. I’ll keep updates on my personal blog or facebook page. If you need to reach me, please contact me through email. Questions about Hambly products can still be directed to the office.
Allison Kreft Abad
Industry rumor is that Hambly had located a buyer for the company, but the sale ultimately fell-through 🙁 I would LOVE to see a strong industry player like American Crafts snap up the Hambly brand!
The Hambly brand is well-respected with the paper crafting industry and is known for their high quality silk-screened products, including papers, overlays, rub-ons, stickers and washi tapes. Their overlays (aka transparencies), though a little more expensive than other brands, are known for their outstanding thickness & quality! Also, Hambly was one of the very first to bring the hugely popular Washi Tape trend to the paper crafting marketplace! (Thank you, Hambly!)
The Hambly design team is also one of the BEST in the industry. The team is/was: Corrie Jones, Pearl Lui, Angela Gutsall, Jennifer Rzasa, Leah Farquharson, Marie Ramirez, Mou Saha, Paige Evans, Felicitas Klink, Iris Babao Uy, Janna Werner, Jaz Lee, Kristy Neale, Leeann Pearce, Maisa Mendona and Karine Cazenave-Tapie. The projects featured on the Hambly blog were consistently beautiful and on-trend and the regular tutorials were insightful and inspiring. This brand will be missed!!
Hambly was founded more than 35 years ago by its owner, Harry Hambly with most of the products produced at their studio location in Santa Clarita, CA.
Now, having said all of this, would it be in poor taste to admit that I’ll be keeping my eyes PEELED for a possible warehouse sale?