The Creative Craft Show

4-6 April 2019 · ExCeL · London

Open 10.00-16.30

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.

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At the show

Glimpses of Royalty REVEALED

Be amazed and inspired by the intricate work of our 2019 Madeira embroidery entrants and winners. Their challenge, titled ‘Glimpses of Royalty’ promises plenty of gold, metallics and thinking outside of the box! 

cake international access with the same ticket

Cake International on Tour

Cake International on Tour will be co-located with The Creative Craft Show exclusively at ExCeL from April 4 – 6 2019 so not only can you enjoy a whole hall of crafty supplies, workshops and features…you can also enjoy a visit to Cake International on Tour and check out the stalls, theatre and astonishing cake displays!

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.

Yao Ming Chien

Beauty in silence

These larger than life tapestries created by embroiderer Yao Ming Chien have to be seen to be believed. They say a picture speaks a thousand words and these works of art really do speak from Yao’s soul. Born deaf, Yao was introduced to embroidery by friend and soon discovered his immense talent.  These hand stitched pieces can take up to four months to complete and require a magnifying glass to achieve the level of intricacy desired! 

val hughes

Wearable Art

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.

Mind boggling features

Fooling the Eye

Come and see this huge, colourful explosion of over 40 quilts all designed with illusion in mind. There’s everything from 3D effects, transparency, impossible triangles and more! All pieces were created by The Modern Quilt Group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.



Make & Takes

Get hands-on at a Make & Take. There’s a range of crafts to try, with help from the experts.

 Book at the show –  visit the stand number of the workshop you wish to attend.

MARBLE ART ORIGINALS · Blockcraft · J P Crafts – Pixel Hobby UK

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

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.

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