The Creative Craft Show
7-10 March 2019 · 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.
At the show
Yao Ming Chien Embroideries
A fascinating collection of giant hand-stitched artworks by Taiwanese embroiderer, Yao Ming Chien. Deaf from birth, Yao was introduced to embroidery by friends. Working from a picture, he painstakingly transfers the image onto a blank canvas before colouring it with hand stitches and tiny beads. One of his most elaborate pieces – Heavenly Kiss – took four dedicated months and a magnifying glass to complete!
The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain
Join us for something exciting as members of Strathclyde Woodturning Group demonstrate the endless possibilities that can be achieved with this time honoured technique; and take a look at their travelling gallery – showing their best pieces and different styles.
Talks and Presentations
Join us for an exciting FREE programme of talks and presentations on a variety of textile topics – no need to pre-book, just turn up and take a seat. The Lecture Theatre is situated at the end of the K aisle.
You won’t bee-lieve it
If you enjoyed Grans on The Make’s 2018 Poppy display, then you’d be crazy to miss their 2019 feature! This year’s plans will be revealed and are technically adventurous, visually impressive and so easy to get involved with. Come along for all the information you need to get involved and see the Gran’s amazing ICHF journey.
Jay Raven’s Inventors Asylum merges art, craft and science to bring you an amazing array of creations. From 200-year old photography techniques like cyanotypes to post-apocalyptic stage costume, there is something for everyone. Come and see how technology and craft blend together to make fantastic things happen and even join in!
Queen of Rust
Bex Raven, The Queen of Rust, will demonstrate her unique approach to dyeing and stitching. Drawing inspiration from historical Japan to the modern day and beyond, her techniques include hand and machine embroidery as well as dressmaking. Visit her stand to find out more about the life-changing art of Wabi Sabi.
Glimpses of the Movies
The Madeira embroidery competition 2018 challenged entrants to create an embroidered piece of work inspired by cinema. Entrants recreated childhood favourites and blockbuster best bits. See the winners on display for the first time in Glasgow. Supported by Stitch magazine with the Embroiders Guild.
There’s still time to enter this years Madeira Competition
Come and learn from Carol Colman who specialises in free-machine embroidery, has a wide repertoire of other techniques and creates textile jewellery, wall hangings and 3D pieces. She will be demonstrating free-machine embroidery, making small vessels and displaying a large selection of work on her stand. Including this free machine embroidery of an interesting rock!
Freestyle machine embroidery
Shirley Wells combines freestyle machine embroidery with gorgeous fabrics, threads and silk painting to create unique jewellery, 3D scarves and silk painted pictures. The jewellery incorporates semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and glass beads; plus a steampunk range using vintage watch parts.
A variety of plants, fibres and fabrics will be used to demonstrate papermaking techniques with lots of colourful recipes, petals, leaves, seeds, cotton threads, silk and old blue jeans will be in the mix! Take time out to make some of your own handmade paper too.
Tracey Spurgin is a qualified senior Art Clay and PMC instructor. With 20 plus years experience, she teaches at Craftworx studio in East Yorkshire, and travels extensively in the UK, as well as being a guest designer on Jewellery Maker TV. Tracey will be doing demos on her stand.
Layer, paint and stitch
Wendy Dolan 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.
Perhaps best known for her extraordinary textiles and wearable art, Val Hughes works with wool, embroidery and mixed media. Author of the book Felt and Fibre Art, Val is widely travelled and well known for her lectures and workshops. She also accepts commissions.
An egg-celent talent
Founder, Life President and Editor of former Egg Crafters Guild of Great Britain, Joan Cutts, MBE has been demonstrating and teaching for 48 years. Egg craft is a beautiful craft using non-protected eggs. On her stand will be a display of fabulous eggs and you can learn some tricks of the trade.
Contemporary mixed media
Kerry’s Mosely’s work combines traditional techniques with mixed media materials to form contemporary wall-hangings often illustrative in nature. Her current work is an exploration of woven materials and the mills in which they were manufactured.
'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.
Enjoy mesmerising Mini Marbling Workshops with Craig Joubert. Marbling onto tiles & fabric. Let Craig show you how to create amazing patterns and finishes in minutes!
Simply book a slot at the stand.
Limited spaces available
Pick a pattern and create a fun pixel mosaic key ring or fridge magnet! Suitable for any experience level, come and try this exciting technique!
Suitable for ages 5+
£2.50 per person
In 30 minutes you can learn all of the basics of Sashiko. A simple, but extremely effective traditional sewing craft from Japan. Suitable for all ages and skills. We also are doing Traditional Japanese bookbinding. Learn how to produce stunning washi paper covered books in the brand new class. No skills required.
Make an A5 covered book in this 30 minute class and get 10% off ANY goods on our stand afterwards.
Limited places –
Book binding £7.00
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!
SEC, Glasgow · G3 8YW
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.
Buses can be accessed from George Square (near Queen Street Station) and Union Street (near Central Station). For timetable visit www.firstglasgow.com
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.
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.