OPENING TIMES 10AM – 4.30PM (5PM SATURDAY)
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops. You’ll uncover the latest trends and tools with the industry’s top names to guide you and enjoy the exclusive feature exhibits!
Watch our lively on-stand demonstrations to learn new ideas, methods, and buy all the latest papercrafting and cardmaking supplies to make your own stylish, personalised crafts.
Pre-book your workshops in our Creative Den and guarantee a place!
The following Workshop Tickets for Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts can be booked online. You will need a show ticket to be able to take part in the Workshops.
Workshops last 60 minutes and tickets cost £8.00 Workshops are limited to 10 spaces.
Note: it is important to arrive at the Creative Den 5-minutes before the start. This is located in aisle E.
with Nina Corey
Try your hand at this Victorian craft with a modern twist, in this mini wreath workshop. Anyone can create a masterpiece using old materials; it’s the ultimate form of recycling!
Friday & Saturday only
with Helen McKenna
Come along, relax and make a unique brooch. Choose a background fabric and embellish with buttons and simple stitches using fabulous DMC threads. Everything provided.
Friday & Saturday only
with Kerry Mosley
Using fine gauge craft wires, beads and metal, learn how to create colourful crochet motifs. Take them away to frame, display, or incorporate them into your own jewellery. All materials provided.
with Bex Raven
Inspired by historic Japanese techniques, learn the art of peaceful hand stitching combining colour, composition and most importantly, calm!
with Pat Lumsdale
Using gorgeous Liberty Lawn and hand stitching make a lavender pomander to hang in your wardrobe or on a cupboard door.
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.
reate an amazing Stained Glass Sun Katcher - no experience necessary and you learn the basic art of Stained Glass Copper Foiling. In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass and at the end you will take home your own glass Sun Katcher.
Decopatchme.co.uk will be giving you Make & Take opportunities all through the show. If you haven't Decopatched before it's a really quick and easy way of decorating objects using their special papers and glue varnish medium. Working on almost any surface straight from the bottle you can produce really satisfying results in no time! There’s no need to book, just turn up and join in the fun!
Learn how to knit an infinity scarf in less than an hour using your arms! No knitting needles involved - great for knitters and non-knitters; adults and teenagers alike.
We will be running workshops throughout each day. The cost is £5.00 per person and you will walk away wearing your incredibly attractive (and clever) infinity scarf.
Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis so please come along and book your place in the morning.
The Arty Crafty Place will be running workshops on their stand throughout the show. Learn how to Block Print with beautiful hand carved Indian printing blocks, and print your own tea towel.
Come and join Pinflair for a free Make and Take and create a cute and handy fabric scissor case by using their Bookbinding glue. You will learn the unique gluing power of the Bookbinding glue along the way! Come over and join them and see the wide range of products they have for you
Glitter a cute fairy 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.