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
TILLY’S SLOW STITCH CAFE
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!
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!
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!
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…
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.
You won’t bee-lieve it
If you enjoyed Grans on The Make’s 2018 Poppy display, then you’d be crazy to miss their 2019 feature! Head along to their stand for felting, knitting, crochet and more. Help rise money for charity and find all the information you need to get involved with the Gran’s amazing ICHF journey. See More about how to get involved
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.
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.
Decopatch is a quick and easy way of stylishly decorating objects using special papers and glue varnish medium. Working on almost any surface straight from the bottle you can produce really satisfying results in no time!
Adults and children welcome
No need to book – turn up and join in the fun!
The Bead Selection will teach you how to make this stunning butterfly. Come have a go at making this beautiful glass beaded Crystal Butterfly that can be a pendant or a brooch which includes diamanté spacers, beads, crystals and crystal drops . Classes run throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis.
Book on stand D01 (spaces are limited)
Running time 30 mins
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
Make this gorgeous little mouse egg cosy from Helen Rhiannon’s popular book, Sew Perfect Pets. Choose from a range of fabrics, make it and take it away to enjoy with your boiled eggs and soldiers!
Book on stand E01 (spaces are limited)
Dot mandalas, this therapeutic and relaxing form of art is so hookable that once you start you just can’t stop. Have a go and see for yourself.
No skills required.Suitable for all ages. Book at the stand G09. Cost £10, includes 7 dotting tools, base painted rock and deco art paints! Limited places available.
Running time 45 minutes.
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.