Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts · 2-5 November 2017 | ICHF Events

NEC, Birmingham

2-5 November 2017



The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show arrives at the NEC for you to discover all the ideas, inspiration and crafting supplies you could ever dream of! Avid knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element with endless supplies, innovations, new product launches, demonstrations and workshops designed to encourage and inspire your creativity – there’s no better place to stock up and revel in creative craft inspiration!

Show Features


Our dedicated workshop area has something for everyone! Whether you’re there to try something new or brush up your skills with the help of our experts, make sure you check out our full workshop programme available online. Exhibitors will be running free workshops throughout each day of the show, with lots of different hobbies and techniques covered.

Create and Craft Boulevard

Come and walk through the Create and Craft Boulevard and meet your favourite crafting celebrities as well as taking advantage of an array of show offers. Our good friend John Bloodworth will be here, so come and meet him and Maisy and show your support to him and his All Counties Craft Challenge in aid of the charity Mind.


Don’t miss on-stand demonstrations and Make and Takes from industry experts - the perfect opportunity for you to try new products before you buy!

We Will Remember

Craft of Hearts South Wales proudly showcase their moving WW1 exhibition at the NEC. Originally commissioned for the Welsh Assembly Building, Cardiff, the work commemorates WW1 Welsh Battalions. Created using a variety of mixed media and Powertex – a water-based sculpting material – by local and wider communities, many of who had never exhibited before. Situated at the show entrance, it’s a fitting tribute to those who gave up their lives in the service of our armed forces.

This feature is sponsored by Powertex UK.

E&M Glass

Join Ed and Margaret all the way from idyllic North Wales. They will be preforming six different demonstrations each day, every hour from approximately 11am. These will cover a range of techniques including putting colour into glass and putting objects into glass. Demos will include:

  • Jug Making- showing how designs develop through the piece
  • Spiral Pattern Perfume Bottles
  • Traditional Ribbon Stem Wine glass in 18th century style using Roman techniques
  • Glass Flattening showing crown glass techniques
  • Crackle Glass making

The Craft Channel

The Craft Channel are excited to be exhibiting at the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show for the first time this year! They will have exclusive own-brands on offer and will be filming exciting craft demonstrations from their large stand. Make sure to pay them a visit at the show to learn some new skills, pick up some fabulous crafting products and meet some of your favourite on-screen crafting experts! You’ll also find very special show prices on a carefully chosen selection of exclusive own-brand products.


  • British Origami Society
  • British Polymer Clay Society
  • Chinese Brush Painters Society
  • Federation Family of History Societies (FFHS)
  • The National Association Flower Arrangement Society (NAFAS)

Colleges and displays

  • Castanea Crafts in Spain
  • Contemporary Quilt Group
  • Inkberrow Design Centre


  • Tracey Spurgin, Silver Clay Artist
  • Wendy Coteril, Mixed Media
  • Ziggy Rykta, Lucet Braiding
  • Bob Neill, Pyrography
  • Pauline Ineson
  • Heirloom Quilting
  • Nina Corey, Rag Rugs

Your ticket to Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts includes FREE entry into Cake International, Crafts for Christmas and Art Materials - Live.

Embrace the trend for ‘make do and mend’ and discover a creative craft spectacular with an unrivalled choice of hobbycraft supplies, inspirational workshops and live demonstrations.

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