Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts · 2-5 November 2017 · NEC, Birmingham
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts
INCLUDING FREE ENTRY TO
SIMPLY CHRISTMAS AND CAKE INTERNATIONAL*

2-5 November 2017 · NEC · Birmingham

OPENING TIMES 9.30AM – 5.30PM (5PM SUN)

Discover all the ideas, inspiration and supplies you could ever dream of! 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!

ADULTS £12.00  
SENIORS £11.00

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Art Materials Live at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Art Materials Live

Revamped for 2017, Art Materials Live is a one-stop shopping experience for all painters, illustrators and those with flair! Taking place in one of the UK’s largest hobby shows you’ll find special features from the SAA, brand new exhibitors and The Artists Avenue.

Art Materials Live Workshops at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Art Materials Live Workshops

There will be a variety of workshops throughout the show this winter, hosted by some of the industry’s best known names, including: The Art Shop Skipton with the Derwent Experience and see a popular television artist demonstrate the fascinating Pebeo Mixed Media Live. Linda Wain of Procolour will also be returning with her enviable skills.

Creative Den Workshops

Workshops last 60 minutes and cost £8.00 per person. Please book your workshops to avoid disappointment.

Any remaining tickets will be for sale at the show from the Organisers’ Office, situated by the entrance to Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts (Hall 20).

Note: Please arrive at the Creative Den 5 minutes before your scheduled start. This is located in aisle L, at the back left-hand corner of the hall.

CREATE A CHRISTMAS OWL ORNAMENT

10.45am CREATE A CHRISTMAS OWL ORNAMENT

with Members of the British Polymer Clay Guild

THURSDAY ONLY

Create a new keepsake with these easy to make Christmas owl hanging ornaments. In this one-hour workshop you will create this adorable Owl using polymer clay, acrylic paints and of course GLITTER. Suitable for all, including beginners.

Book Workshop
CHRISTMAS PUDDING BROOCH

10.45am CHRISTMAS PUDDING BROOCH

with Members of the British Polymer Clay Guild

FRIDAY ONLY

Lizzi Bucklow-Holt, Chair of British Polymer Clay Guild, will show you how to make this fun Christmas Pudding Brooch using simple cutting and texturing techniques. The finished brooch will be baked at the Guild’s stand and available for collection approximately an hour after the end of the workshop.

Book Workshop
CREATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE TREE DECORATION

10.45am CREATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE TREE DECORATION

with Members of the British Polymer Clay Guild

SATURDAY ONLY

Come along, and have a go at crafting with polymer clay, Lisa Walker will show how to make these quirky Gingerbread Houses, creating candy canes and textures. Measuring approximately 7.5cm tall they are great to hang on the tree.

Book Workshop
CREATE A SPARKLY SNOWMAN BROOCH

10.45am CREATE A SPARKLY SNOWMAN BROOCH

with Members of the British Polymer Clay Guild

SUNDAY ONLY

Join Angela Smith in this fun workshop and learn how to use glittery polymer clay to create a cheerful Snowman Brooch, which will be fired on the day enabling you to take home a finished piece. All materials supplied.

Book Workshop
FOLK ART PAINTED CHRISTMAS TEDDY

12.00 noon FOLK ART PAINTED CHRISTMAS TEDDY

with Wendy Grattan

THU/FRI/SAT/SUN

Join Wendy Grattan for a decorative folk arts painting workshop and create this gorgeous Christmas Teddy decoration. Wendy will guide you through each stage to achieve great results, suitable for beginners onwards.

INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

1.15pm INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

with The Arty Crafty Place

THU/FRI/SAT/SUN

In this workshop you will learn the traditional art of Indian Block Printing, using hand carved Indian wooden printing blocks to print a cotton Tote Bag with a selection of bright and colourful fabric paints, a mixture of seed heads, leaves and flower designs. Suitable for all abilities, whether you have printed before or not, it’s super fun and an easy way to be creative!

MINDFUL STITCHING

2.30pm MINDFUL STITCHING

with Bex Raven

THU/FRI/SAT/SUN

Inspired by historic Japanese techniques - learn the art of peaceful hand stitching, combining colour, composition and most importantly, being calm!

FUSED CHRISTMAS CARD AND BOOKMARK

3.45pm FUSED CHRISTMAS CARD AND BOOKMARK

with Margaret Beal

THU/FRI/SAT/SUN

Join Margaret Beal in this workshop to create a unique Christmas card and festive bookmark, using a fine tipped soldering iron to cut out shapes from synthetic fabric then fuse them together. This workshop is not suitable for Children under the age of 12 unless supervised by a parent or guardian, as heat tools are involved.

'Make & Take' Workshops

Get hands-on at a Make & Take or workshop and create your own crafty masterpiece! There’s a wide range of creative crafts to try, with lots of help and encouragement from the experts.

Workshops can only be booked at the show – on the day you attend visit the stand number of the workshop you wish to book.

Bead Selection · Chipmunk Crafts · Craft Crate · Dawn Bibby Craft Creations · Decopatch · Gadsbys with Posca / uni-ball · Galactic Plastic · Gill-I-Am · Glass Garden Studio · Marbling 4 Fun · Nail Supreme · Petticoat Parlor · Silk Craft · Sweet Poppy Stencils · Tandy Leather · The Arty Crafty Place · The Bead Selection · The Craft Dookit · Totally Beads · Wow Embossing Powders

Stalls & shopping at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

STALLS & SHOPPING

Browse aisle and aisles of stalls and stands packed with brand-new crafting innovations, classic tools and products and accessories in every colour of the rainbow! With experts manning each stall - you'll be sure to find exactly what you need!

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Your ticket to Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts at Christmas  includes entry into Simply Christmas and Art Materials Live at NEC, Birmingham on 2-5 November 2017
Simply Christmas
Cake International

PLUS 2 MORE SHOWS!

Your ticket to Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts includes entry to Simply Christmas and Cake International*

Denman Christmas Theatre

(*Cake International open Friday-Sunday)

Getting there

NEC, Birmingham · B40 1NT

By Rail:
Birmingham International Station is within the NEC complex and gives easy access to the show.

By Car:
The NEC is situated 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, just off junction 6 of the M42 and is clearly signposted.

Resorts World Birmingham is now open and offers the perfect opportunity for exhibitors or visitors to relax after a day at the show at the restaurants, shops and spa available within the complex.

Click here to visit the venue's website for additional travel information.

25% off train travel with Virgin trains.
As part of our relationship with Virgin Trains our exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of 25% off train travel to the show. The offer is applicable on advance virgin train west coast main line routes/tickets only. Advance tickets go on sale 12 weeks from the dates of travel.

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Event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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