The Creative Craft Show

5-8 March 2020 · SEC · Glasgow

Open 10am - 16.30pm (4.00pm 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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At the show

2 shows in 1

Visit The Creative Craft Show and enjoy free access to The Scottish Quilting Show. See this fabulous showcase of the finest patchwork and quilting, which 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!

Glimpses of Royalty

The theme for the 2019 Madeira embroidery competition was ‘Glimpses of the Royalty’. Whether inspired by a recent royal occasion or looking back over hundreds of years of history, staying close to home or seeking inspiration from foreign lands, we asked you to create a rich tableaux in stitches. Supported by Stitch magazine in association with the Embroiderers’ Guild, the winners and the ‘Best of the Rest’ will be on display. To enter this year’s competition visit our competitions page.


Susan Briscoe is a professional textile designer, author and teacher, who spent a lot of time in Japan learning skills from the Yuza Sashiko Guild. We are thrilled to announce that Susan and the Guild will be visiting us in Glasgow. Enjoy a visual feast of antique and modern Japanese sashiko, including kogin and boro. Learn techniques from the Guild, at their special ‘Make and Take’ table. Plus see featured work by Susan’s sashiko students from Scotland and Stockton-on-Tees.

Shop for Supplies

We will have aisles filled with supplies, tools and treats. Come along and discover the latest trends from the industry’s top names. Whether your passion is papercrafting or knitting, jewellery making or sewing, there will be something for everyone!


Shirley combines freestyle machine embroidery with gorgeous fabrics, threads, semi precious stones, Swarovski crystals, and silk painting, to create unique and bespoke wall art, jewellery, 3D work, scarves and upcycled clothing.


This impressive community wall hanging was completed in 2018 by a team of needleworkers and the wider community. Now the group, who meet regularly, are creating a new piece of work for St Ninian’s church hall. Find them at stand C14 to learn more, and contribute to the work yourself.

Kerry Mosley – stand K04

‘Woven Explorations’ is a new body of work exploring weave through the use of traditional and nontraditional materials. Kerry will be demonstrating the basic techniques she uses, and there will be an opportunity to give these a go yourself.


Bex Raven – stand K02

Award-winning textile artist and costume designer Bex Raven, The Queen of Rust, believes unleashing our inner creativity is the route to happiness. Her work is quirky, vibrant and above all, fun. From textile collage to teaser corsets, Bex has it all.


Lynda Monk – stand K03

Lynda is a mixed-media textile artist, tutor and author of four books, who regularly gives workshops and talks. On her stand she will be demonstrating some of her latest techniques.


Dionne Swift – stand K07

‘Print & Repeat’ is fabulous collections of silk screen-printed scarves by Dionne Swift’s students from around the world… discover the delights of these accessible methods that you can try at home.


Tracey Spurgin – stand E08

Tracey is a qualified senior Art Clay and PMC instructor. With over 20 years’ experience, she teaches at Craftworx studio in East Yorkshire. She also travels extensively across the UK, as well as being a guest designer on Jewellery Maker TV.

Tracey Quinn – stand A16

Tracey leads glass workshops that explore working with stained glass using the Tiffany style technique. Join her at the show to create your own design using pre-cut glass pieces, and learn how to tape copper foil on glass, solder and enhance with silver coloured metals.

Glasgow Clyde College – stand K08

A selection of work will be on display from students of Glasgow Clyde College’s part-time and full-time HND courses. These are mostly design-led and embrace many aspects of surface based decoration, fabric construction and manipulation related to both fashion and interior design.

Dumfries & District Embroiderers’ Guild – stand D16

The Embroiderers’ Guild’s aim is to build awareness of stitch and textile art. They educate, encourage, inspire, and promote the achievement of excellence.  They also have fun, and enjoy sharing the pleasure of textile art with like-minded people.

Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Society (SAFAS) – stand E14

SAFAS, the third area of NAFAS, was formed in 1956 by a nucleus of five enthusiastic clubs. Their objectives include promoting advancement in all facets of flower arranging, encouraging the love of flowers and plants, and demonstrating their decorative and creative values.

Scottish Women’s Institutes – stand E10

The Scottish Women’s Institutes is a membership organization for women. They boast over 14,000 members involved in crafts, sport, education and baking, and offer a host of other activities that help women to learn new skills in a fun and friendly environment.

The Lace Guild

The Lace Guild will be displaying lace created by their members, who work to keep this traditional craft alive. The collection will also include some contemporary pieces. Visitors will have the chance to make a small piece of lace to keep as a souvenir on their ‘have-a-go’ pillows, which are always popular – especially with younger visitors! 

Guild of Silk Painters – The West Scotland, Glasgow Area – stand K09

The Scottish Branch of the Guild of Silk Painters was formed in 2008, by a few enthusiastic silk painters in the north of Glasgow. With support from the National Guild, and the practical help of a Lottery Award, the Branch has grown and includes members from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ayr.

Scottish School of 3D Decoupage – stand D12

Visit this popular group of crafters from Brackenbrae House in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, and be amazed at what can be brought to life using only scissors and glue. Feathering, shaping, and layering techniques suitable for all ages and abilities will be demonstrated throughout the day.

Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) – stand D14

SAFHS promotes and encourages the study of Scottish family history, and provides a forum for the exchange of information among members. Their membership includes all established family history societies in Scotland, as well as several national and regional bodies throughout the world.

'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.

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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!



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

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.

The SEC multi-storey car park is at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW. Parking is also available at The Science Centre – 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA. Disabled visitors wanting to catch the buggy to The SEC will need to park at the SEC.