The Creative Craft Show · 1-3 February 2018 · EventCity, Manchester
The Creative Craft Show

 
The Creative Craft Show
 

1-3 February 2018 · EventCity · Manchester

OPENING TIMES 10 AM - 4.30PM (5PM SAT)

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.

ADULTS £8.00  
SENIORS £7.00

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At the show...

 Yao Ming Chien Embroideries at The Creative Craft Show

Yao Ming Chien Embroideries

See the first showing of a collection of giant hand-embroidered wall hangings by a locally living Taiwanese refugee. Yao Ming Chein is deaf from birth, but after arriving in the UK in 1993, he learnt English Sign Language allowing him to communicate with others. An America friend initially introduced him to embroidery, and several years later his passion was reignited. Yao, working from pictures by a window with plenty of natural light; painstakingly transfers his image to canvas, before colouring it in entirely with hand stitches and sometimes tiny beads. One of his most elaborate embroideries – Heavenly Kiss – took four dedicated months and a magnifying glass, to complete!

1918 - 2018 : The WW1 Centenary  at The Creative Craft Show

1918 - 2018 : The WW1 Centenary

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 4 inch 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.  

Bookable Workshops

Pre-book your workshops and guarantee a place!

Designed with our visitors in mind, our programme of workshops gives you the chance to develop and hone established or new skills.

Workshops start from as little as £8, you’ll be learning in small groups and a friendly environment.

Our experts will be on hand to share their skill and develop yours though a fantastic value workshop.

Creative Den Workshops

PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS

11.00AM PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS

with Jonathan Korejko

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
Using petals, textures, fragrance, seeds and colours, you’ll make wonderful handmade papers for use in future projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to create amazing pieces that reflect the beauty and contents of all things that grow.

PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES

11.00AM PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES

with Jonathan Korejko

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
Are you a Fibre Fanatic? Learn how to make beautiful papers with rag pulp and colourful threads, fibres, textures, and snippets. Your papers will be suitable for hand/machine embroidery, book making, and construction activities. This is the perfect workshop for those who love the versatility of textiles.

NATURE’S CHARM IN SILVER CLAY

12.45PM NATURE’S CHARM IN SILVER CLAY

with Tracey Spurgin

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
Join Jewellery Maker TV Guest Designer Tracey Spurgin as she guides you through the skills and techniques to make a beautiful pendant in Silver Clay.

INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

2.30PM INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

with BlockCraft

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
In this workshop you will learn the traditional art of Indian Block Printing, using hand carved Indian wooden printing blocks to print a cotton Tote Bag with a selection of bright and colourful fabric paints, a mixture of seed heads, leaves and flower designs. Suitable for all abilities, whether you have printed before or not, it’s super fun and an easy way to be creative!

Stitching Workshops

FUN NEEDLE FELTED EASTER BROOCHES

10.45AM FUN NEEDLE FELTED EASTER BROOCHES

with Val Hughes

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Make a fun and cheerful Easter themed brooch using the dry feltmaking technique. Choose to make a chirpy chick, a pink and white bunny or a pretty lamb.

ORIENTAL LEAF DESIGNS

12.00PM ORIENTAL LEAF DESIGNS

with Pat Archibald

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Work with Pat’s new templates to create a beautiful ginkgo leaf appliqué design. This project is very easy to construct and you will add a magical touch of glitter and gilding using fabric foils. Pat will also demonstrate how to add the finishing touch of a wavy border.

MACHINE EMBROIDERED SEASCAPES

1.15PM MACHINE EMBROIDERED SEASCAPES

with Wendy Dolan

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing machine. You will be shown how to use a basic domestic sewing machine and practice stitching techniques.

Then, working on a simple painted background, you will design and create a small, individual seascape picture, with freehand machine embroidery and applied fabrics.

Be inspired to have a go on your own machine at home. No experience necessary.

TUCK INTO MANIPULATED MAGIC

2.30PM TUCK INTO MANIPULATED MAGIC

with Jennie Rayment

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Fold, roll and sew a selection of squares into interesting and intriguing shapes. From a pre-cut calico kit, create an attractive 12” panel for a cushion cover/quilt block or small bag. Ideal for all abilities, come and have fun fiddling with fabric.

'Make & Take' Workshops

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.

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Stalls & shopping at The Creative Craft Show

STALLS & SHOPPING

Browse aisles 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!

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Getting there

EventCity, Manchester · M41 7TB

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

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

By 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 also be running an express EventCity Shuttle bus from the main bus stop at the Trafford Centre, dropping people off directly at EventCity's door

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

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PLEASE NOTE
Event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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