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

The Creative Craft Show

1-3 February 2018 · EventCity · Manchester


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  

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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 Taiwanease 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!

Gardens Around the World  at The Creative Craft Show

Gardens Around the World

An world 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.

'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


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!


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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Event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.