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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 with Inma Goodhew from The Old School Club.
Personalised Santa’s Sack
Beginners workshop – cost £5.00
|Saturday 12 noon
Fabric Covered Notebook
Beginners workshop – cost £8.00
Christmas Tree Decorations
Beginners workshop (all ages) – cost £5.00
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.
Come and join Dawn Bibby for a festive Make & Take incorporating a variety of techniques using dies, stamps, stencils and sparkle pens to create stunning cards from her new Christmas Wishes paper-crafting collection! Sessions take place every hour; book early at the stand to avoid disappointment. All materials/tools provided.
Experience POSCA pens and the uni-ball art & craft range with artist Ella Johnston. POSCA is ‘paint in a pen’ and can be used on almost any surface including; plastic, ceramic, wood, cork, fabric, card, paper, glass, metal and PVC. POSCA is a water based paint marker and non-toxic. At the end of the workshop session take home your unique glass creation. Classes are free but they appreciate a donation to their chosen charity. Please visit the stand for further details and timetable, as space is limited.
10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm
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.
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 designs to choose from.
Free pattern-making class for all hobby-sewers and dressmakers. Don´t miss this opportunity by Lutterloh-System®. In just 15 minutes you’ll see how easy it can be to make your own custom-fit patterns with The Golden Rule - no matter what your bust or hip measurements are! As an added bonus you’ll also receive three pattern designs for free!
Create a pixel mosaic key ring or fridge magnet. Suitable for any experience level and for ages 5+. Come and try this exciting technique. £2.50 per person.
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.
Glitter something sweet 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.
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
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.
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.