This March, Sewing for Pleasure and Fashion & Embroidery return to the NEC to join The Creative Craft Show for a four-day craft extravaganza.
Brimming with supplies and demonstrations, the shows expect to welcome thousands of crafters and would-be crafters through the doors as trends for mindfulness, upcycling and home-made continue to grow.
Taking place at the NEC from 15 – 18 March, visitors will be treated to over 200 stands selling the latest innovations for a multitude of crafts from knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery and dressmaking. It’s the perfect opportunity to build your stash or find inspiration for a new mindful hobby.
Rebecca Randall, show organiser said: “Mindfulness is everywhere and for good reason. It’s providing an antidote to our busy lives that seem to be increasingly governed by screens. The show offers people the chance to step away from the screen, get hands on with some new craft techniques and be inspired to take up a new craft – a brilliant, mindful activity that can really help reduce stress.”
In addition, the world-exclusive showcase of Gardens Around the World – A European Afghan Embroidery Initiative will be on display. Visitors will be able to see fantastic pieces that reflect people from different backgrounds in an exciting dialogue through the language of textile art.
A nationally-recognised 3 x 2 metre knitted map of Llandysul, a small town in Ceredigion, Wales will also feature. The map, designed and created by the Llandysul Tysul Knitters, took more than 12 months to knit using more than 90 110g balls of knitting and yarn. Worked by 10 volunteer knitters who met every week over the course of a year, this eye-catching piece full of colour and detail was created. Following its display at the National Wool Museum in Drefach Velindre, and receiving national attention, visitors to the show will be able to find out how it has spurned the new ‘Knit your Town’ project.
There will be a host of experts on hand to give advice and share top tips as well as a programme of quick and easy workshops and talks. Fashion enthusiasts and passionate dressmakers will find inspiration with a series of live catwalk shows.
Korbond’s Sewing Studio, with special guest Jenniffer Taylor from The Great British Sewing Bee, will also be brimming full of workshops, advice and the latest trends of the haberdashery world.
3 Shows for the Price of 1:
The Creative Craft Show, Sewing for Pleasure & Fashion & Embroidery
15 – 18 March 2018
Open 09.30 – 17.30 (16.30 Sunday)
Adult £14 (£12 Advance Price) Senior £13 (£11 Advance Price)
Children free if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, otherwise £6.00
For more information or to book tickets please visit www.ichfevents.co.uk. Alternatively, phone the Ticket Hotline on 01425 277988.