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
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.
Hochanda – Interactive Area!
Join Hochanda and a host of special guests for their ‘Make and Take’ extravaganza! Take this opportunity to be inspired and entertained by some very recognizable faces from the world of craft, during their hourly workshop sessions, available throughout the day, every day!
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. Patterns are provided allowing you to easily create a professional finished piece.
Join in with Team Crafty Beggars
Wendy Turner Webster will be launching the brand new ‘Team Crafty Beggars’ at the NEC, providing three days of completely new seasonal workshops. Use #teamcraftybeggars on social media to keep up with the latest news!
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.
Featured in VOGUE
Sally Boehme’s work has featured in Vogue, Bead, Beadwork and WI Life magazines. She teaches beadwork and polymer clay techniques from home in Herefordshire and at venues nationally. She uses glass beads, lead crystals, pearls, semi-precious stones, polymer clay, fabric and wire…
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.
Rosalind Freeborn specialises in paper collage and creates original artworks and paper lampshades based on her work. She will show you the steps to create your own paper artwork, using a wide variety of papers. Ros runs workshops and sells her own unique creations!
A passion for metal clay
If jewellery making is your thing then you’d be crazy not to come and talk to Tracey Spurgin who has over 20 years experience in metal clay. She has trained to the highest level with some of the world’s leading metal clay artists and instructors. What Tracey doesn’t know about jewellery making isn’t worth knowing!
Make & Takes
There’s a wide range of creative crafts to try, with lots of help and encouragement from the experts.
Book at the show.
Pick a pattern and create a fun pixel mosaic key ring or fridge magnet! Suitable for any experience level, come and try this exciting technique!
Suitable for ages 5+
£2.50 per person
In 30 minutes you can learn all of the basics of Sashiko. A simple, but extremely effective traditional sewing craft from Japan. Suitable for all ages and skills. We also are doing Traditional Japanese bookbinding. Learn how to produce stunning washi paper covered books in the brand new class. No skills required.
Make an A5 covered book in this 30 minute class and get 10% off ANY goods on our stand afterwards.
Limited places –
Book binding £7.00
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!
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.
Birmingham International Station is within the NEC complex and gives easy access to the show.
Discount travel with Virgin trains. Exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of discounted 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.
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.