The Creative Craft Show
 

8-11 March 2018 · SEC · Glasgow

Open 10am - 5pm (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.

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SCOTTISH QUILTING COMPETITION 2019

Enter your handiwork into one of our exciting quilting competitions, with fabulous prizes to be won!

CATEGORIES:
A. TRADITIONAL QUILTS
B. CONTEMPORARY QUILTS
C. ART QUILTS
D. GROUP QUILTS (MADE BY 2+ MAKERS)
E. THEMED QUILT – COLOUR OF THE ISLES

Entry Forms, Rules and Downloads

DEMONSTRATORS

Val Hughes – Felt Artist

Helen McCook – Hand Embroidery

Helen McKenna – Hand Stitching

Bex Raven – Machine Embroidery

Arthur Ridley – Textile Artist

Emma Siedle-Collins – Mixed Media

Shirley Wells – Stitched Embroidery

Joan Cutts MBE – Egg Craft

Jonathan Korejko – Paper Making

Tracy Spurgin – Silver Clay Artist 

GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD

Our exclusive showcase of Gardens Around the World – A European Afghan Embroidery Initiative. In post-war Afghanistan, women have once again taken up hand-embroidery, after the tradition had fallen into oblivion during wartime. The Deutsch-Afghanische-Initiative have supported the reanimation of this handicraft, resulting in an amazing project that has meant Afghani woman can earn wages to feed their families or even attain financial independence. The collection will be shown at The Creative Craft Show Manchester, Glasgow and London, and Fashion & Embroidery Birmingham.

GLIMPSES OF THE ROARING 20’S

The theme for the Madeira embroidery competition 2017 wasGlimpses of the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s was an exciting decade of change and discovery, evoking plenty of colourful inspiration for the competition. See the winners and ‘best of the rest’ on display. Supported by Stitch magazine with the Embroiderers’ Guild. Details of next year’s competition Glimpses of the Movies atwww.fashionembroidery.co.uk

GOTHIC REVIVAL – STEAMPUNK CREATIONS

Fantasy bags, hats and costumes lovingly created by Tee Pee Crafts. Inspired by the Steampunk trend, with its affection for Victorian sci-fi and futuristic steam-powered industrial technology, these pieces combine the love of old-fashioned materials, leather, brass, copper, cogs, pipes and mechanical workings.

GROUPS, GUILDS AND EDUCATION

Elena Costella Studio

Connected Textile Group

National Needlework Archive

Scottish Felters Summer School

Embroiderers Guild

Guild of Machine Knitters

Ring of Tatters

The Lace Guild

Glasgow & West of Scotland Guild of Silk Painters

Beadworkers Guild

Scottish School of 3D Decoupage

Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFAS)

KIMONO THROUGH THE AGES

This exhibition looks at the story of women’s kimono, how they have been made and how they have changed over the last 100 years or so. The kimono are part of a personal collection, put together by a textile enthusiast. The kimono are all antique or vintage, so may have some flaws. Until the middle of the 20th century most women in Japan wore kimono in their daily lives. Elaborate, formal kimono were worn at special occasions, whilst plainer, casual kimono were for everyday use. Japanese women looked after their kimono very carefully to allow them to be handed down to the next generation. This display looks at the different types and decorative techniques used across the years.

LLANDYSUL KNITTED MAP

A community project that has put Llandysul firmly on the Knitted Map! Textile Artist Sue Howell designed this community project after she moved to Llandysul as a route to getting to know people and to develop her creative skills. Worked by 10 volunteer knitters who met every week for 12 months, this eye-catching piece full of colour and detail was created. After being on display at the National Wool Museum in Drefach Velindre, and receiving national press it has led to a new project – Knit your Town. Wolverhampton has already made its own map and Knit Newbury will be completed in 2018. 

STITCHED TOGETHER

Army Welfare Service at Catterick Garrison working with Rural Arts North Yorkshire have commissioned artist Dionne Swift to empower four groups of military wives through a two year textiles project. The group’s learnt to sew, print and make items for their homes – obtaining skills for life. The project has also tackled the characteristic problems associated with forces families of isolation; loneliness and lack of self esteem and has been pivotal in supporting positive peer relationships that have been extended beyond the group. This project has been made possible by the support of the Arts Council England, North Yorkshire County Council, Armed Forces Community Covenant, Janome and the Green Howards Museum Richmond. 

TEXTILE GROUPS

Elena Costella Yarn Studio

Connected Textile Group

National Needlework Archive

THE EGGNOGG CAMPSITE

Introducing the ‘Eggnogg Colour-in Campsite’, complete with Caravan tipis, blankets, fire and mini picnic table, it’s the perfect place to stop by and get creative.  Whether you’re 5 or 65 – if you fancy a bit of artistic fun, then drop by and help bring the area to life!  All colouring pens provided!

THE SCOTTISH QUILTING SHOW

The Scottish Quilting Show area is a fabulous showcase of the finest patchwork and quilting, and highlights the wonderful work of Scottish quilters. Enjoy exciting exhibitions that encourage all aspects of this delightful and wonderfully creative art form. There’s talks, competitions, demonstrations and workshops – a true patchwork paradise!

'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 & CRAFT GLITTER GREETINGS · GLASS GARDEN STUDIOS · FESTIVAL OF JAPAN

Stalls & Shopping

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

SEC, Glasgow · G3 8YW

By Rail
Exhibition Centre is SEC’s own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Six trains an hour from Central Station (Platform 17) will bring you to Exhibition Centre station in a journey time of just three minutes.

By Bus

Buses can be accessed from George Square (near Queen Street Station) and Union Street (near Central Station). For timetable visit www.firstglasgow.com

By Foot

The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC. There are two footbridges which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.

By Road

Leave the M8 at Junction 19 and follow the signs for the SEC. Entry is off Finnieston Street.

Parking
The SEC multi-storey car park is at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW.