OPENING TIMES 10AM - 4.30PM (5PM SATURDAY)
The Creative Craft Show is 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.
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, we are challenging ourselves and – you - our visitors to knit a giant commemorative poppy! Join us in the Knit and Knatter Workspace alongside Grans on the Make and simply knit a 4inch square section to help us create a 16ft poppy which will be pieced together over the year and revealed at The Creative Craft Shows flagship November NEC event! (1-4 November 2018). 1,568 sections will represent the number of days of the war. Participants can also provide a short story, memory or name to be displayed on the reverse of the poppy.
Our exclusive showcase of Gardens Around the World – A European Afghan Embroidery Initiative. In post-war Afghanistan, women have once again taken up hand-embroidery, after the tradition had fallen into oblivion during wartime. The Deutsch-Afghanische-Initiative have supported the reanimation of this handicraft, resulting in an amazing project that has meant Afghani woman can earn wages to feed their families or even attain financial independence. The collection will be shown at The Creative Craft Show Manchester, Glasgow and London, and Fashion & Embroidery Birmingham.
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.