The Creative Craft Show
22-25 October 2020 · Westpoint Centre · Exeter
Opening times 8.30am - 5.00pm (4.30pm Sun)
Discover all the ideas, inspiration and 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!
You will notice that for the first time we have introduced morning and afternoon tickets, this is to comply with Covid-19 crowd density regulations. You are able to buy a morning AND afternoon ticket if you would like to – and the cost for purchasing both is the same as the normal cost of a full day ticket.
Visitors will be required to purchase in advance as we will not be permitted to sell any tickets on the door. For anyone who has already purchased their standard ticket, you do not need to do anything, our ticket office will be in touch shortly to discuss.
Shuttle Bus: Due to social distancing rules we do not feel we will be able to offer an adequate service at this event. Please be aware that there is ample free parking at the venue. If you have additional questions the following FAQ document may help
At the show
Creative Den Workshops
A selection of crafting workshops, are available to pre-book online. To make sure that you secure yourself a place on these popular sessions, More information coming soon.
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Bex is a textile artist and wellbeing mentor. Her work combines theories of mindfulness, wabi sabi and slow living to create beautiful, eco friendly artworks. Teaching, talking and running workshops nationally, Bex uses her craft as an ambassador for mental and physical wellbeing and the climate.
Wendy is a Sussex based textile artist and tutor. Inspired by the landscape, natural forms and architecture, she combines techniques, creating richly textured surfaces. ‘Author of Layer, Paint and Stitch’, Wendy offers courses and lectures to groups and organisations.
West Country Creative
Inspirational jewellery making workshops using silver and/or polymer clay – with a great range of creative one-day – or longer, experiences to choose from, learn how to make rings, necklaces, earrings and more in their purpose built, Devon based garden studio.
School of Fibre Art
Showcasing a Masterclass in fibre art, including: nuno felted wearables, interiors, accessories, footwear, wall art, and conceptual. Meet the tutors, view students’ portfolios, watch demonstrations of spinning and needle felting, discuss your creativity.
The National Needlework Archive (NNA)
The NNA is highlighting its conservation work featuring international banners from our TOC H collection. The NNA is open to all and is based in Newbury, Berkshire. They keep a documentary record of needle worked textiles located in the UK, host exhibitions and courses.
Alison will be demonstrating beading techniques. She designs and makes her various projects to teach all abilities, beading and textile students, in Torquay and throughout the West Country; group and individual sessions available.
Pat taught patchwork and quilting at the WI’s residential college for nearly 20 years, until its closure this year. She is happy to teach all abilities and loves passing her skills to those just starting patchwork and watching them get hooked! Pat will be demonstrating simple patchwork techniques on her stand.
Contemporary Quilt, QGBI
Contemporary Quilt is a special interest group of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles, creating innovative and dynamic textile art, aiming to encourage quilters to extend and develop their work. CQ is represented at this show by members from Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset, showing some of their latest Journal Quilts, using recycled materials, plus their most recent group quilt: A Group of Groynes.
The Embroiderers Guild
The Guild welcomes everyone with an interest in any area of embroidery and they are proud to be recognised as a voice for raising the profile of textile and stitched art. They hold a historical collection, aid research and support students of all ages.
Family History Federation
Are you a scrapbooking enthusiast? Do you enjoy journaling? Are you proud of your heritage? Love sharing? Then, the Family History Federation is here to help, with on-stand freebies and family history advice. PLUS a daily demonstration of imaginative ways to display your family tree.
Westpoint Centre, Exeter · EX5 1DJ
Visiting by Car – SatNav EX5 1DJ
Westpoint Exhibition Centre at the Devon Showground, Clyst St Mary (1 mile east from junction 30, M5 on the A3052)
Westpoint is just one mile from junction 30 of the M5, providing direct access from London, Birmingham, Bristol and Plymouth. For Westpoint, exit the M5 at junction 30 and follow the A3052 Sidmouth road for one mile. Westpoint is on your left hand side.
For parking information please visit Westpoint’s parking page.
Visiting by Train
Exeter St. David’s provides direct rail links to all major cities in the UK. The station is 6 miles from Westpoint.
Visiting by Bus
National coach and bus services call at Exeter Bus Station in the centre of Exeter. The bus station is 6 miles from Westpoint. To book tickets or find out more information please visit www.nationalexpress.com.
The number 9 bus from the Exeter Bus Station on Paris Street runs approx every 30 minutes during the day (except Sundays). The journey time is around 20 minutes. Westpoint is a request stop. For more information please visit www.stagecoachbus.com.
Visiting by Taxi
Visiting by Plane
Exeter International Airport is approximately 2 miles from Westpoint and is connected to a large number of domestic and international airports.
For more information, destinations and to book tickets please visit www.exeter-airport.co.uk.
Book your mobility in advance by phoning Newton Abbot Community Transport Association on 01626 335775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org