OPENING TIMES 10AM–4.30PM (5PM SAT)
The Spa Town of Harrogate, consistently voted "the happiest place to live" in Britain, is a natural choice for a further edition of the much-loved Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show! You’ll find everything you need to stock up on crafting, hobby and dressmaking supplies as you discover the latest innovations and trends, plus get to try out new products and techniques. Talks and Workshops provide fantastic opportunities to learn from the experts, and there’ll be breath-taking feature displays to inspire and astound you!
In celebration of the 900-year anniversary of Cardigan town, designer Lisa Hellier created a giant cardigan depicting the town’s heritage. People from all walks of life came together to create this truly magical work of art over one year. Not to be missed! Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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.
Marbling is a mesmerizing, memorable and rewarding experience for teachers and pupils alike. Learn marbling techniques with these on-stand Make & Takes. Join in for free at the stand, but spaces are limited. Marbling kits are child-friendly and non-toxic with quick drying paints. Prints onto any natural fibre.
Glitter a cute fairy from a range of designer acetates. This can then be used for card making or home decorating. Easy, relaxing and great fun for children and adults alike. No need to book, just pop by the stand. £2 per person. Adults and Children welcome.
A great opportunity to try your hand at our Stained Glass Decoration workshop. Learn how to foil glass, assemble then solder the glass together. This workshop is designed for both beginners and people who want to spend an hour honing their glass skills! Lots of new design to choose from!
Join Gillian for a Needlefelting taster. You will learn the basics of applique Needlefelting and will be able to take your creation home. No artistic talent is needed! Please book on the stand (as spaces are limited). Charge is £5 per head.
Come and have a go at making this fabulous pendant with glass pearls and learn a new technique. They are so easy to make and look stylish and professional. Classes run throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. If you see a chair empty just sit down and start making! Workshops last about 20-30 minutes.
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!VIEW FULL LIST
By Road from the South
Take the M1 and A1(M) before leaving at Junction 45 (Wetherby) then take the A661 to Harrogate. Alternatively continue on the A1(M) to Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow the signs to Harrogate.
From the North
Take the A1(M) and exit at Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow the signs to Harrogate.
HIC is linked to all major UK cities via Leeds or York including a direct, daily connection to London. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for timetables.
Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) is the closest airport to Harrogate. British Airways run daily flights between Harrogate and London Heathrow and there are regular flights from many connections in Europe and worldwide, including Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and Scandinavia.
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.