The Creative Craft Show

28-30 June 2019 · NEC · Birmingham

Opening times 10am - 5.00pm (4:30pm Sunday)

The Creative Craft Show is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts.

Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult.
Early Bird discount is applied at checkout until 5pm on 24th June. 

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At the show


Are you a lover of all things vintage? Are you a lover of slow stitching? If so, we have the perfect combination for you in Tilly’s Slow Stitch Cafe. Receive a ‘Take a Moment’ kit to work on while at the show and get exclusive access to this exclusive seated area throughout the day, come and go as you please. You can also enjoy a goodie bag!

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Talks just announced!

An exciting FREE programme of talks and presentations on a variety of textile topics – no need to pre-book, just turn up and take a seat. The Lecture Theatre is situated in aisle F, by the Seating & Refreshment area.

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Come and join us at the Hochanda Hub where you can meet expert presenters, have a go on our famous Tombola and take part in interactive Make & Takes. Demonstrations will be taking place all day every day so come down and say hi!

Knitted Seaside!

In its heyday, tens of thousands of holidaymakers would flock to Great Yarmouth and its famous Golden Mile. Now the seaside town in Norfolk has been celebrated in a rather unusual way – through the medium of knitting. Take a trip down memory lane with this incredible 4m long, woollen replica…


Quilling with the paper genie

Come and join Jeannie from The Paper Genie and learn how to quill a simple paper heart, plus find out about various techniques that can be used. From creating different shapes, to quilling a die cut paper flower. The possibilities are endless!

Folk It heart

MINDFUL CRAFTS – folk it kits

We are very excited to welcome Mindful Crafts with their stunning Folk It kits. Come along to this relaxing class and learn different techniques, to create your very own Folk Art heart. You can also find a range of Folk It workshops here (click & scroll to the bottom)



Crafty Beggars Emporium

The Crafty Beggars Emporium is Wendy’s version of a crafting sweetshop! Products range from crafting staples like acrylic drops, stencils and embossing powder to personally sourced ‘limited availability’ items for the more ambitious crafter, such as vintage stamps, broken vintage china…

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Handmade finished items

Don’t miss our brand new Heritage Craft area. We’ll be bringing the outside in with plenty of surprises in store and stalls offering unique finished goods to buy. Plus experts on hand with specialist craft knowledge.

Search Press Make & Takes

As well as workshops, Team Search Press will have some fantastic make & takes on offer. Come along and meet Jamie Chalmers (Mr X Stitch), Tilly Rose and Corinne Lapierre and take your pick from an array of mini makes!


Come along and browse over 160 stands filled with crafty supplies, tools and projects. Stock up, seek advice and find out what’s new and improved! Click on the ‘List of stall holders’ tab above to see the current list (this is added to each week on the run up to the show).

A nip & tuck!

Internationally acclaimed tutor, lecturer and author of nine books, Jennie Rayment is totally obsessed with twiddling, fiddling, nipping, tucking and manipulating! From sewing machine to over-locker and by hand, stitch enthusiasts will be addicted to her novel designs. Jennie is an entertaining and educational lecturer who also demonstrates on television, she also regularly hosts workshops at our shows. 

Needlework for royalty

Not only has Helen McCook worked on creating the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, veil and shoes; she has also worked with clients including Kate Moss, Burberry, Tom Ford and Topshop. Her pieces have also been pictured in the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Hello.


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!



Getting There

NEC, Birmingham · B40 1NT

NEC, Birmingham · B40 1NT

The NEC is at the heart of the UK’s transport network. CLICK HERE for road, rail, bus and flight directions.

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

Discount travel with Avanti West Coast. Exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of discounted train travel to the show. The offer is applicable on advance Avanti West Coast main line routes/tickets only. Advance tickets go on sale 12 weeks from the dates of travel.

What is the offer?
Simply book your journey to the NEC using the link below and the 20% discount will be automatically applied to your booking:

What do I need to do to validate my ticket?
You need to make sure that you have confirmation that you are attending an event at the NEC with you when
you are travelling (as the conductor may ask you for this on the train). So, please make sure you have your
exhibitor/visitor passes or email confirmation with you.

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

Daily car park charges apply. Pre-pay for parking and save on daily rates HERE.


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