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1-4 November 2018 · NEC · Birmingham

Opening times 9.30am - 5.00pm (4pm Sunday)

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!

MOBILITY:  The NEC operate a telephone booking line for mobility equipment Monday to Friday 0900hrs-1600hrs on 0121 780 4141 (Option 2 and then Option 7) alternatively you can email InfoEmailAccount(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)necgroup.co.uk

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At the show

Paint a Poppy Challenge

Discover and even take part in a record breaking mural from the SAA. Inspired by the WW1 Centenary, this collection of 1000’s of poppy paintings will be a riot of colour! Members have been asked to paint, donate and remember and you can see this fantastic display.  Find out below how to paint a poppy and return to ensure they are part of the display of 40,000 painted poppies!

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THE BIG REVEAL

The time has finally come to reveal the culmination of hours of hard work from over 2,000 individuals. It has taken over 400 balls of wool and 1.8 million stitches to get this 13ft high hand knitted project ready to share – no mean feat! The area will not only house the larger than life poppy and suffragette tributes, it will also display many messages written in memory of those lost in the War. Why not join our paint a poppy area and contribute your own piece of art to the surrounding walls; or take a moment in our knit and knatter space. A mindful area set to tug on the heartstrings.

Galactic Plastic Workshops

Galactic Plastic

We are very excited to be joined by Galactic Plastic who will be holding workshops allowing you to make out of this world pendants. Pick a pendant frame and make a piece from start to finish. Take your unique pendant away with you as well as all the tips and tricks to try other makes with Galactic Plastic. There will also be a fun mini make and take allowing you to create a gorgeous unicorn bag charm! Book your place directly from the Craftiv8 website. Pendant: http://bit.ly/2ABjnZC   Unicorn: http://bit.ly/2Q4LqGd

Help Create a Birthday Gift for Crafts Beautiful

This November Crafts Beautiful will be teaming up with Pixelhobby UK to take their 25th birthday celebrations to a whole new level. Pixelhobby UK are asking you to come along to stand D01 to help them create a unique birthday gift- a huge XL pixel project designed especially for Crafts Beautiful! Pixelhobby UK will be offering discounted goodie bags and a 10% discount voucher, be sure to collect yours after helping to make the pixel picture.

Live art cow

Live Art Theatre

Come and see the World renowned artist Bobbi Bicker paint a life size cow with Pebeo’s range of 4Artist oil based markers, in partnership with The Art Shop Skipton. Bobbi will paint one side in the style of the “Masters” with a modern day twist and the other side in a “Pop Art” style. The whole event will be filmed live throughout the show via the Periscope Social Media site with followers of Bobbi commenting on her progress over the four days.

vip tickets now available

VIP TICKETS NEW FOR 2018

We have just launched VIP tickets across our Creative Craft Show, Art Materials Live and Simply Christmas shows – buy one ticket and access these three shows as a VIP, plus get general access to Cake International!
Our VIP’s will receive a goodie bag worth more than the value of the ticket, exclusive celebrity demos, fast track entry, refreshments and more! Why not treat a loved one (or yourself!). Tickets are available at the door.

vip crafty beggars workshops

Join The Crafty Beggars in our VIP area where they will be running a make & take, each day, every single day! Exclusively for VIP guests only, no pre-booking required.

Special guests include Mark Vardy, Lisa Marie Olson, plus presenters from Hochanda, Create & Craft and more!

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Sew Your Style 2018 Winners

See the winners of Sew Your Style – a competition launched in association with the Pattern Pages that called for makers of clothes and accessories to show us their unique style! These stunning items will be touring the country and you’ll get the chance to select your favourite as a visitor’s choice top pick!

Make & Takes

We also have a range of bookable workshops (spaces go fast!) BOOK NOWGet 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.

GILL-I-AM · LAVINIA STAMPS · ART & CRAFT GLITTER GREETINGS · MARBLING 4 FUN · Blockcraft · TANDY LEATHER · CRAFT BUDDY · ANNA MARIE DESIGNS · WOOL SHOP LEEDS · JUKO DESIGNS · SILK CRAFT · LITTLE GEM FELTS · WOW PRODUCTS · CALLIGRAPHY ARTS · J P Crafts – Pixel Hobby UK · ORNAMENTA BY ELIZABETH · BEAD SELECTION

Stalls & Shopping

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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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.

 

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.