Sewing for Pleasure
INCLUDING FREE ENTRY TO
FASHION & EMBROIDERY AND THE CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW
15-18 March 2018 · NEC · Birmingham
Open 09.30-17.30 (16.30 Sun)
Unleash the creativity within you at Sewing for Pleasure – if sewing, knitting and patchwork are your passions, this spring visit the ultimate stitchers’ paradise – with all the latest supplies and ideas including must-have fabrics, fabulous yarns, patterns and threads; plus plenty to inspire and help refine your craft, including hands-on workshops, demonstrations and a chance to speak with the experts – you’re sure to leave with your imagination ignited with inspirational ideas!
ADULTS £12.00 SENIORS £11.00
At the show
Pat Lumsdale – Patchwork & Quilting
Sheila May – Creative Sewing
Michelle Pye – Tailoring & Dressmaking
Sara Radford – Dressmaking
Alison Smith MBE – Dressmaking, Tailoring & Corsetry
Monica Russel – Knitting
LLANDRYSUL KNITTED MAP
A community project that has put Llandysul firmly on the Knitted Map! Textile Artist Sue Howell designed this community project after she moved to Llandysul as a route to getting to know people and to develop her creative skills. Worked by 10 volunteer knitters who met every week for 12 months, this eye-catching piece full of colour and detail was created. After being on display at the National Wool Museum in Drefach Velindre, and receiving national press it has led to a new project – Knit your Town. Wolverhampton has already made its own map and Knit Newbury will be completed in 2018.
THE SEWING QUARTER
For demonstrations, amazing products and much more, visit the Sewing Quarter stand at the Sewing for Pleasure show.
Watch and learn as Guest Designer Jo Carter teaches you how to make the tricky bits of toy making a breeze, and grab a bargain as you’ll be able to pick up exhibition exclusive products.
Also, be sure to pop by to meet our much loved presenters, designers and have a natter. So, come and say hello to Sewing Quarter at Stand H06.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Easter’s coming and if you need to give the kids a nice project that’s fun and easy to make….how about an Easter Bunny made of felt to cover your eggs with? A step-by-step demo for all abilities.
Join Lavinia Stamps to learn skills, techniques and tips on stamping, using several products to create magical backgrounds, stamping with fairies and flowers, something Lavinia Stamps is recognised for.
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!
NEC, Birmingham · B40 1NT
Birmingham International Station is within the NEC complex and gives easy access to the show.
The NEC is situated 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, just off junction 6 of the M42 and is clearly signposted.
Resorts World Birmingham is now open and offers the perfect opportunity for exhibitors or visitors to relax after a day at the show at the restaurants, shops and spa available within the complex.
25% off train travel with Virgin trains.
As part of our relationship with Virgin Trains our exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of 25% off train travel to the show. The offer is applicable on advance virgin train west coast main line routes/tickets only. Advance tickets go on sale 12 weeks from the dates of travel.