The Creative Craft Show

31 January-2 February 2019 · EventCity · Manchester

Open 10.00 – 16.30 Thurs/Fri 10.00 – 17.00 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.

 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 watch the talented Paula from Cocoon&me as she creates stylish pieces for the home. Demonstrations will be on the hour every hour and will alternate between chunky knitting and macramé (starting with chunky knitting at 10am). Paula’s beautiful handcrafted products will also be for sale on the stand (D28).  

Make a bee-line

You won’t bee-lieve it

If you enjoyed Grans on The Make’s  2018 Poppy display, then you’d be crazy to miss the launch of their 2019  feature! This year’s plans will be revealed and are technically adventurous, visually impressive and particularly poignant to Manchester. Come along for all the information you need to get involved and see the Gran’s amazing ICHF journey.

Life-size Felt Animals

Wulydermy take their inspiration from the Cheshire countryside and create  unique, life size animals and birds, using sculptural needle felt techniques. Come along and try for yourself, you’ll also find plenty of needle felt kits for you to try at home. There will even be a life sized felt wolf on the stand! (Stand E60)

Mind boggling features

Mind boggling quilt

A showcase of illusions and a kaleidoscope of colours – in quilt! Come and see this new exhibition of over 40 quilts all designed to fool the eye. There’s everything from 3D effects in 2D, transparency and impossible triangles. All pieces were created by The Modern Quilt Group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.

jay raven

Inventors Asylum

Jay Raven’s Inventors Asylum merges art, craft and science to bring you an amazing array of creations. From 200-year old photography techniques like cyanotypes to post-apocalyptic stage costume, there is something for everyone.  Come and see how technology and craft blend together to make fantastic things happen and even join in!

A nip & tuck!

Internationally acclaimed tutor, lecturer and author of nine books, Jennie Rayment is totally obsessed with twiddling, fiddling, nipping, tucking and manipulating! From sewing machine to over-locker and by hand, stitch enthusiasts will be addicted to her novel designs. Jennie is an entertaining and educational lecturer who also demonstrates on television.

bex raven queen of rust

Queen of Rust

Bex Raven, The Queen of Rust, will demonstrate her unique approach to dyeing and stitching.  Drawing inspiration from historical Japan to the modern day and beyond, her techniques include hand and machine embroidery as well as dressmaking. Visit her stand to find out more about the life-changing art of Wabi Sabi.

Pat Archibald, textile artist

The Beauty of Textile

Pat Archibald is an Internationally renowned textile artist, who travels worldwide to exhibit and teach. On her stand she will be demonstrating a variety of techniques, including painted Lutradur, Markal paintsticks, gilding and foiling fabrics and how to use her unique Transfer Templates. Intrigued? You’ll have to visit her to find out more!

Glitter Unicorn

Brand new make & takes

We have just announced our amazing range of drop in / on stand workshops. We have some brand new things to try, and of course all of the old favourites! All of these workshops take place on the corresponding stand (stand numbers can change closer to the show). 

What’s on offer 

Art Clay

Tracey Spurgin is a qualified senior Art Clay and PMC instructor. With 20 plus years experience, she teaches at Craftworx studio in East Yorkshire, and travels extensively in the UK, as well as being a guest designer on Jewellery Maker TV. Tracey will be doing demos on her stand.

hand embroidery

Hand Embroidery

CarolAnn J Allen is an artist/educator specialising in hand embroidery. She is based in Yorkshire, where she runs workshops. CarolAnn also teaches English paper piecing, stitched Shibori, eco printing and dying with the importance on ‘slow’ textiles and traditional skills.

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.

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