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.
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!
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.
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.
Drop in on the Art & Craft Glitter Greetings 'Make and Take'. Children and adults welcome. Relaxing, easy and looks amazing, glittering on designer acetates, flowers and butterflies. Cost £2.00. Combine the designs with gorgeous glitter peel offs and bling, illusion sheets. Great on cards, decorating boxes, mdf and acrylic shapes etc.
The Bead Selection will teach you how to make this stunning bracelet. Come and book a slot and have a go at making this beautiful bracelet with glass pearls and snowflake spacer beads. Classes run throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please come to the stand to book your slot - limited places available.
Join Gillian for a Needlefelting taster. You will learn the basics of applique Needlefelting and will be able to take your creation home. No artistic talent is needed. Please book on the stand (as spaces are limited). Charge is £5 per head.
Create 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.
Honey Doo will be running a continuous Make & Take between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm each day. (3pm on Sunday). Kay Fletcher will be teaching how to make beautiful flowers using Honey Doo Crafts Stamps and embossing powders.
Enjoy mesmerising Mini Marbling Workshops with Craig Joubert. Marbling onto tiles & fabric. Bookings taken on stand only. Limited spaces available.
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.
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!VIEW FULL LIST
Please note, the ML1 shuttle bus from Stretford tram stop is no longer running a service to EventCity.
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.
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