The Creative Craft Show

5-7 September 2019 · EventCity · Manchester

Opening times 10.00-16.30 Thursday / Friday, 10.00-17.00 Saturday

The Creative Craft Show is the North West haven for knitting, cross stitch, papercraft, jewellery, textile, dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts; offering the latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to tools and accessories plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts!

 PLEASE NOTE, the ML1 shuttle bus from Stretford tram stop is no longer running a service to EventCity.

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At the show

Chunky Knitting & Macramé

Come and join the talented Paula from Cocoon&me as she runs a range of workshops. Make a macrame plant hanger or try our chunky arm knitting, choose your colour and create a stylish throw for your home (or as a gift!). The chunky knit workshop is 2.5hrs and macrame is 2 hours. All materials are vegan. INCLUDES FREE SHOW ENTRY. Book Here

The Creation Station!

The Creation Station is the UK’s first and leading creative activity provider. Their aim is to inspire the nation’s imaginations and have fun along the way. The Creation Station have activity leaders across the country but for the first time ever we are lucky enough to be able to welcome them to The Creative Craft Show! They will be bringing with them a variety of exciting workshops for adults and children. From Slime to Macramé there is something for everyone. Visit the ‘Book workshop’ section to secure your space! 

Wool Couture

Claire Gelder used her love and passion of working with wool to found her business Wool Couture in 2015, aiming to inspire others to take up the centuries-old pastimes of macramé, knitting, weaving and crochet by giving these timeless hobbies a twenty-first century makeover. Join her at stand C28 to learn the basics of how make crochet animals like Mabel Bunny!

Teddy & Me

We can’t wait to welcome to our Manchester show (5-7 Sept). We absolutely love the idea of being able to create unique matching outfits for your little ones and their cuddly friends – twinning is winning! Come and check out their easy to use sewing patterns at stand C46.

GM Crafts

We can’t wait to welcome GM Crafts to Manchester. They will be bringing a whole range of Silhouette and Cricut products, We R Memory Keepers, as well as their acclaimed vinyls (iron on and self-adhesive). Plus brand new iron on transfers with everything from unicorns, llamas, flowers and horses to sport, tractors and more! Find them at stand F11! 

In Print

Members of Contemporary Quilt were challenged to create work inspired by the words ‘In Print’. Interpretations range from physical to the spiritual and from issues close to home to global ones. They 


Glimpses of Royalty

The theme for the Madeira embroidery competition 2019 was Glimpses of the Royalty. Whether inspired by a recent Royal occasion; hundred of years of history; looking to foreign lands or delving much further back to ancient Egypt, we asked you to create a rich tableaux in stitches. Supported by Stitch magazine with the Embroiderers’ Guild, the winners and the ‘Best of the Rest’ will be on display. Details of next year’s competition ‘Glimpses of the Islands’ coming soon, at

Queen of Rust

Award wining textile artist and costume designer Bex Raven, the ‘Queen of Rust’, believes unleashing our inner creativity is the route to happiness. Her work is vibrant and, above all, fun. From textile collage to teaser corsets, Bex has it all.

The Pebeo Zone

This art zone will feature Derwent stand, Deco by Pebeo, the Artshop by Skipton area, Pebeo Mixed Media and the Art Experience! Demonstrations and workshops will be running throughout each day. An unmissable chance to try products, ask questions, learn and enjoy!

A passion for metal clay

If jewellery making is your thing then you’d be crazy not to come and talk to Tracey Spurgin who has over 20 years experience in metal clay. She has trained to the highest level with some of the world’s leading metal clay artists and instructors. What Tracey doesn’t know about jewellery making isn’t worth knowing!

What can I learn?

Make & Takes

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.

Book at the show – on the day you attend visit the stand.


Stalls & Shopping

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!



Getting There

EventCity, Manchester · M41 7TB

By Car
EventCity is easily accessible by car. If travelling from the M60 take Junction 9 for the A5081 and follow signs for Barton Dock Road. SatNav postcode: M17 8AS.

By Bus/Rail
Manchester Piccadilly – Bus service X50 or 250 from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station descending at the EventCity bus stop. Manchester Victoria – Bus service 100 (every 12 minutes) or Service 110 (every 20 minutes) descending at The Trafford Centre bus station

EventCity will be running an express Shuttle bus from the main bus stop at the Trafford Centre to EventCity.

Please note, the ML1 shuttle bus from Stretford tram stop is no longer running a service to EventCity.

Click here to visit the venue’s website for additional travel information.