The Creative Craft Show
15-17 November 2018 · ExCeL · London
Opening times 10am - 4.30pm (5pm Saturday)
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!
At the show
Join mindful crafter and author Sarah Samuel from Potent Creatives for an experimental workshop using colour and clay to help us understand the creative process. Learn how to craft mindfully and allow your creativity to take you on a journey of self-discovery. Workshops includes all materials and a copy of Sarah’s new book, Mindful Crafting (Leaping Hare Press). Book on the pink tab above.
shop for supplies
With over 70 stall holders we will have aisles of supplies, tools and treats. Come along and discover the latest trends from the industry top names. Whatever your passion from papercrafting to knitting, jewellery making to sewing – or if you just love Christmas! There will be something for everyone.
We have an exciting range of demonstrators at the show:
Ros Freeborn – Paper Collage
Monica Russel – Hand Knitting
Nina Corey – Rag Rug Artist
Bex Raven – Textile Artist
Jonathan Korejko – Handmade Paper
Helen McKenna – Vintage Stitching
Jay Raven – Technological Crafting
Monica Russel – Knitting and Crochet
Guilds & Societies
We have an exciting range of guilds and societies at the show. Take your time and learn about fascinating history and techniques.
Guild of Enamellers
Federation of Family History Societies
Essex Branch of Guild of Silk Painters
crafty beggars workshops
Join the Crafty Beggars for a range of Christmas themed workshops that are bound to get you into the festive spirit. There will also be an area to browse and buy a range of crafting materials. Plus a picnic area with supersize deckchair for the best selfie of the day! Bookable from next week…
giant knitted poppy
Following the big reveal in Birmingham, the giant knitted poppy and suffragette feature will be on display in London!
This breath taking piece, commemorates the centenary of the First World War and Votes for Women. Prepare to be moved.
glass garden studio
We are very excited to be joined by Glass Garden Studio who will be holding workshops exploring the possibilities of working with stained glass. There is something for every level of ability in these workshops. Come along and make an amazing creation of your choice, and take it home with you at the end. Book your place directly from the Glass Garden Studio website: https://www.glassgardenstudio.com
Rosalind Freeborn – Papershades
Rosalind Freeborn is on a mission to make lampshades into art, whether the lights are on or off. She is the founder of Papershades, a new brand of paper college art, and runs workshops so any one can create their own, bespoke paper lampshade. Rosalind specialises in paper collage and studied art at City & Guilds of London Art School.
Sew Your Style 2018 Winners
See the winners of Sew Your Style – a competition launched in association with the Pattern Pages that called for makers of clothes and accessories to show us their unique style! These stunning items will be touring the country and you’ll get the chance to select your favourite as a visitor’s choice top pick!
Make & Takes
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.
A small credit-card sized Crystal Art project, which gives users a chance to try the phenomenally popular craft, Crystal Art, for themselves.
The project will take around 15 minutes to complete. It involves applying small crystals onto a sticky template, using a pick-up pen. All materials are included.
Join me at Ornamenta by Elizabeth and make your own beautiful semi-precious beaded bracelet and matching earrings. The workshop is 45 minutes at a cost of £5, and includes your very own gift box to hold your creations. Book early as places will be limited and sure to fill fast – suitable for beginners.
Join award winning stencil artist Jay Raven to learn the art of papercutting. Make your very own Christmas decoration from one of his brand new designs. Not suitable for children, over 16s only.
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!
ExCeL, London · E16 1XL
Follow the directions for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13.
The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) provide the quickest route to ExCeL.
London City Airport is located five minutes from ExCeL. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton are also easily accessible.
EAL Cable Car
Arrive in style with a unique flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car for just £2.50 when you show your Creative Craft Show ticket/confirmation. Fly across the Thames with spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Thames Barrier, Maritime Greenwich and The Olympic Park. The Emirates Air Line cable car transports you from North Greenwich via London’s highest observational point over the Thames in less than 10 minutes.
You can also glide down and fly over the Thames with joint tickets with MBNA Thames Clippers. More information available here.