OPENING TIMES 10AM - 4.30PM (5PM SAT)
The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show arrives at the NEC for you to discover all the ideas, inspiration and crafting 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!
Marking Time is the latest exhibition from Stitch in the Middle - Midland regional members of the Contemporary Quilt Group. Passing time marks our lives and environments in different ways; colour, texture and text give you Art Quilting at its best.
Elena is a multi-media textile artist, she designs hand knit garments for yarn companies worldwide and had many bespoke commissions. Elena also teaches textile-related techniques and specialises in top quality yarns. This year she is focusing on luxury Manos del Uruguay and Rooster.
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.
Becka B · Bobbin Patch · Gadsbys with Posca / uni-ball · Glitter Magic · Lutterloh System - The Golden Rule · Marbling 4 Fun · Mindful Crafts · Powertex · Glass Garden Studio · Totally Beads · Arty Crafty Place
Come and join Becka B and her team for exclusive paper-crafting, die-cutting and masking Make & Takes – plus a chance to try out Frisket – an amazing material that will transform your paper-crafting! At each session you’ll take home a complete project, ranging from cards to gift-tags! These are 20 minute session with no experience necessary, and sessions will rotate so why not check back and try them all!
Make an attractive wool felt brooch with tweed accents and bead decoration.
Colours will vary and there is a charge of £3.50 which will be donated to Oldham Cats.
Extra kits also available at the same price.
Experience POSCA pens and the uni-ball art & craft range with artist Ella Johnston. POSCA is ‘paint in a pen’ and can be used on almost any surface including; plastic, ceramic, wood, cork, fabric, card, paper, glass, metal and PVC. POSCA is a water based paint marker and non-toxic. At the end of the workshop session take home your unique glass creation. Classes are free but they appreciate a donation to their chosen charity. Please visit the stand for further details and timetable, as space is limited.
10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm
Come along and join the fun with Glitter Magic and Debbi Moore Designs.
Learn the best techniques on how to add that touch of sparkle to the latest Debbi Moore Collections.
Free pattern-making class for all hobby-sewers and dressmakers. Don´t miss this opportunity by Lutterloh-System®. In just 15 minutes you’ll see how easy it can be to make your own custom-fit patterns with The Golden Rule - no matter what your bust or hip measurements are! As an added bonus you’ll also receive three pattern designs for free!
Marbling is a mesmerising, memorable and rewarding experience for teachers and pupils alike. Learn marbling techniques with these on-stand Make & Takes. Join in for free at the stand, but spaces are limited. Marbling kits are child-friendly and non-toxic with quick drying paints. Prints onto any natural fibre.
Crafting has mindful, therapeutic properties of reducing anxiety, stimulates focus and brings about calmness and relaxation. Join us in our make and take sessions to discover how Decoupage, Origami and Kirigami can bring a state of relaxed attention in the present moment to develop your creativity.
Two demonstrations running each day where several different projects will be seen through and techniques demonstrated; plus The Powertex Mannequin Challenge with a full sized seated mannequin. Participants will be invited to put on an apron and gloves and apply a piece of fabric onto the mannequin, The finished item will be photographed and featured in Powertex’s newsletter, blog and YouTube channel. Each participant will be given a badge and will have the opportunity to win a 30 x 30 cm original canvas as created by Tracey on Hochanda, delivered free of charge to any UK mainland address.
A great opportunity to try your hand at our Stained Glass Decoration workshop. Learn how to foil glass, assemble then solder the glass together. This workshop is designed for both beginners and people who want to spend an hour honing their glass skills! Lots of new designs to choose from.
Come and have a go at making this fabulous pendant with glass pearls and learn a new technique. They are so easy to make and look stylish and professional. Classes run throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. If you see a chair empty just sit down and start making! Workshops last about 20-30 minutes.
The Arty Crafty Place will be running workshops on their stand throughout the show. Learn how to Block Print with beautiful hand carved Indian printing blocks, and print your own tea towel.
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!VIEW FULL LIST
Birmingham International Station is within the NEC complex and gives easy access to the show.
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.