Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts · 30 June-2 July 2017 · NEC, Birmingham
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

 
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts
 

30 June-2 July 2017 · NEC · Birmingham

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!

ADULTS £10.00  
SENIORS £9.00

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At the show...

Contemporary Quilt Group at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Contemporary Quilt Group

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.

Powertex demonstrations at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Powertex demonstrations

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.

Bookable Workshops

Pre-book your workshops in our Creative Den and guarantee a place!

The following workshop tickets can be booked online. You will need a show ticket to be able to take part in these workshops. Scroll down to see the full list available.

Workshops last 60 minutes and tickets cost £8.00 each. Any remaining tickets will be for sale in the Organisers’ Office in hall 12, priced at £8.00 per ticket.

Note: it is important to arrive at the Creative Den 5-minutes before the start. This is located in aisle K, close to the refreshment and seating area.

STITCH A TAPESTRY NEEDLEPOINT BROOCH

10.30AM STITCH A TAPESTRY NEEDLEPOINT BROOCH

with Tina Francis

One stitch, five colours and one-hour is all you need to create a beautiful stitched weave patterned brooch – Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. Workshop will provide brooch finding, woollen yarn, needles and canvas.

FRIDAY & SUNDAY ONLY

CREATE A FLORAL POLYMER CLAY BROOCH

11.45AM CREATE A FLORAL POLYMER CLAY BROOCH

with Members of the British Polymer Clay Guild

Want to try making your own jewellery? Then come along, and have a go with polymer clay to create this beautiful floral brooch, which will be fired on the day enabling you to take home the finished piece. All materials supplied.

FRIDAY ONLY

CREATE A BEACH HUT POLYMER CLAY PENDANT

11.45AM CREATE A BEACH HUT POLYMER CLAY PENDANT

with Members of the British Polymer Clay Guild

Come along, and have a go at crafting with polymer clay and create a fun beach hut pendant, which will be fired on the day enabling you to take home a finished piece. All materials supplied.

SUNDAY ONLY

INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

1.00PM INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

with The Arty Crafty Place

In this workshop you will learn about the traditional art of Indian Block Printing, using hand carved Indian wooden printing blocks to print a cotton Tote Bag with a selection of bright and colourful fabric paints, a mixture of seed heads, leaves and flower designs. Not only will you take away your hand printed work of art but you will also have the confidence to go away with the skills to print your own fabrics and papers. Suitable for all abilities, whether you have printed before or not, it’s super fun, and an easy way to be creative!

A SECRET GARDEN PINCUSHION

2.15PM A SECRET GARDEN PINCUSHION

with Pat Lumsdale

In this workshop you will learn the Secret Garden, English patchwork technique, to create a pretty hand-stitched pincushion. This technique is derived from Cathedral Window patchwork, and can be incorporated into many other patchwork projects, such as bags, cushions and quilts. Some experience of hand stitching preferable. All materials provided, plus a money-off voucher for Pinflair Creative Crafts patchwork fabrics.

MINDFUL STITCHING

3.30PM MINDFUL STITCHING

with Bex Raven

Inspired by historic Japanese techniques, learn the art of peaceful hand stitching combining colour, composition and most importantly, calm!

'Make & Take' Workshops

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.

Art and Craft Glitter Greetings · Becka B · Bobbin Patch · Decopatch · DOLLY DIMPLES / PAYPER BOX · Festival of Japan Tours & Crafts · Gadsbys with Posca / uni-ball · Glitter Magic · Lutterloh System - The Golden Rule · Marbling 4 Fun · Mindful Crafts · Glass Garden Studio · Totally Beads · Arty Crafty Place

Stalls & shopping at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

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.

Click here to visit the venue's website for additional travel information.

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.

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PLEASE NOTE
Event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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