Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts · 16-18 November 2017 · ExCeL, London
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts
INCLUDING FREE ENTRY TO
SIMPLY CHRISTMAS

16-18 November 2017 · ExCeL · London

OPENING TIMES 10AM – 4.30PM (5PM SAT)

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!

ADULTS £10.00  
SENIORS £9.00

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Bertha the Colour-in Cravan at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Bertha the Colour-in Cravan

Introducing Bertha the Colour-in Caravan, created by Kate Edmunds, designer and founder of EggNogg. Left neglected and dilapidated in a Brighton garden, Kate lovingly restored ‘Bertha’ as a colouring-in extravaganza, that we need you to help us colour bright and bold! Whether you are five or 65, simply drop by the caravan and help bring her to life! All pens provided!

www.eggnogg.co.uk 

Creative Den at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Creative Den

Workshops specially curated by ICHF Show Manager Jane Bolsover and team. Take part in a variety of sessions covering a range of crafts and disciplines from the cosy interior of the Creative Den. You know you’ll be getting the world’s best teachers offering hand-on tuition and all the support you need to try something new or refresh your skills! 

Full details and booking below! 

 

Creative Den Workshops

Please book your workshops to avoid disappointment. Any remaining spaces will be on sale from the Organisers’ Office at the show, situated outside the hall entrance.

Note: Please arrive at the Creative Den (aisle E) 5-minutes before the start of your workshop.

USING FAIR ISLE CONFIDENTLY TO BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN

11.00am USING FAIR ISLE CONFIDENTLY TO BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN

with Monica Russel

Fair Isle patterns are great for colour work. In this workshop you will learn how to change yarn colours confidently, read charts and chose colours to blend or contrast to add interest to your proLAUt. You will be given ideas of how to add Fair Isle designs to existing patterns to make them unique. We will discuss suitable proLAUts for you to make using colour work.

FUN NEEDLE FELTED CHRISTMAS BROOCHES

12.15pm FUN NEEDLE FELTED CHRISTMAS BROOCHES

with Val Hughes

Make a fun and cheerful Christmas brooch using the dry felt making technique. Choose to make a cheery robin, a scrumptious Christmas pudding or a happy snowman.

DEVELOPING SKILLS IN KNITTING SIMPLE LACE

1.30pm DEVELOPING SKILLS IN KNITTING SIMPLE LACE

with Monica Russel

This workshop will give you the opportunity to develop your techniques and confidence in lace knitting and give you ideas to make your own snood or scarf. The workshop is suitable for people who can cast on and off and knit and purl. All materials and patterns will be provided to enable you to knit several samples. You will also be given guidance of how to rectify errors when knitting lace

MAKE AN EMBROIDERED BROOCH

2.45pm MAKE AN EMBROIDERED BROOCH

with Helen McKenna

Come along, relax and make a unique brooch – the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or a friend! Choose from the background fabric and embellish simple stitches using gorgeous coloured stranded cotton threads. Everything provided.

Creative & Upcycling Workshops

Creative & Upcycling Workshops with Inma Goodhew from The Old School Club.

Thursday

Thursday 10:30am
Coming Soon
TBC
Thursday 12 noon
Fabric Covered Notebook Fabric Covered Notebook

Beginners workshop – cost £8.00
Using pre-loved photo frames, will paint, distress or decoupage to obtain a stunning effect!

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Thursday 1:30pm
Picture Frames Picture Frames

Beginner workshop – cost £8.00
Upcycle old picture frames with fabrics, bright colour yarn and buttons.

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Friday

Friday 10:30am
Wicker Handbag
Wicker Handbag

Intermediate workshop – cost £15.00
Decorate a boho style wicker (rush) handbag using a combination of embellishments, including trimmings, lace and vintage buttons.

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Friday 12 noon
Picture Frames
Picture Frames

Beginner workshop – cost £8.00
Upcycle old picture frames with fabrics, bright colour yarn and buttons.

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Friday 1:30pm
Simple Macramé Plant Pot Hanger
Simple Macramé Plant Pot Hanger

Beginner workshop – cost £8.00
Back into fashion again, macramé is the chosen craft for slow making. Macramania! Ropes, cord and knots are invading our homes and we are loving it!

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Saturday

Saturday 10:30am
Personalised Santa’s Sack
Personalised Santa’s Sack

Beginners workshop – cost £5.00
Personalise your Santa’s Sack with a selection of Christmas fabrics finished with blanket stitch.

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Saturday 12 noon
Fabric Covered Notebook
Fabric Covered Notebook

Beginners workshop – cost £8.00
Using hard cover notebooks, learn how to cover a book with a selection of fabrics and vintage buttons.

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Saturday 1:30pm
Christmas Tree Decorations
Christmas Tree Decorations

Beginners workshop (all ages) – cost £5.00
Sew your own Christmas tree decorations! From children to teens to mums to grandmas, join us for a fun workshop where you will make decorations using felt, fabrics and many other embellishments! You will also learn stitches to make your decorations super unique.

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'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.

Dawn Bibby Craft Creations · Gadsbys with Posca / uni-ball · Gill-I-Am · Glass Garden Studios · Lutterloh Systems · The Craft Dookit · Totally Beads · Art & Craft Glitter Greetings

Stalls & shopping at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

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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Your ticket to Simply Christmas includes entry into Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts at ExCeL, London on 16-18 November 2017
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Getting there

ExCeL, London · E16 1XL

By Car
Follow the directions for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13.

By Rail
The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) provide the quickest route to ExCeL.

By Air
London City Airport is located five minutes from ExCeL. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton are also easily accessible.

EAL Cable Car

This year, you can arrive at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show in style with a unique flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car.

Fly across the Thames and discover a new perspective of London’s captivating skyline on your way to ExCeL London – including spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Thames Barrier, Maritime Greenwich and The Olympic Park.

The Emirates Air Line cable car is a truly special way to arrive to Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show at ExCeL, transporting you from North Greenwich via London’s highest observational point over the Thames in less than 10 minutes.

Visitors to Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show can enjoy a cable car flight for just £2! To redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show your Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show confirmation/ ticket at the Emirates Air Line terminals.

You can also glide down and fly over the Thames with joint tickets with MBNA Thames Clippers. More information available here.

PLEASE NOTE
Event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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