OPENING TIMES 9.30AM - 5.30PM (5PM SUNDAY)
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!
In celebration of the 900-year anniversary of Cardigan town, designer Lisa Hellier created a giant cardigan depicting the town’s heritage. People from all walks of life came together to create this truly magical work of art over one year. Not to be missed! Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Korbond Group are well known in the UK for their great range of affordable haberdashery and craft accessories. At the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show, they aim to continue to grip British crafters imagination through a line up of fun and inspirational workshops with a very special guest: Jenniffer Taylor! Jenni is one of the Sewing Bee’s most recollected contestants and is Korbond Group’s Brand Ambassador. With Jenni you can learn a range of unique sewing ideas that will enhance your creative skills, taking your projects to the next level!
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.
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.
Katrina Witten of Rowandean Embroidery will be teaching Creative Embroidery. Learn basic embroidery stitches including straight stitch, stem stitch, lazy daisy stitch, and the dreaded French Knot. The use of coloured organza and space dyed threads are all part of the project. At the end of the session you will take home with you a completely individual masterpiece of your own handiwork. No booking required, just show up and if there is a vacant chair, sit down!
Come and have a go at making this fabulous pendant with glass pearls and learn a new technique. They are so easy to make and look stylish and professional. Classes run throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. If you see a chair empty just sit down and start making! Workshops last about 20-30 minutes.
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!VIEW FULL LIST
Your ticket to Sewing for Pleasure includes FREE ENTRY to Fashion & Embroidery, Hobbycrafts and Cake International* at the same venue and dates, featuring all these and more...
French Dressing · Game Of Thrones: The Hardhome Embroidery · Walsall Tapestries · The Living World · Girls Will Be Girls · Madeira Competition 2017 · Schools Fashion Design Competition 2017 · Smoke and Mirrors · Textile Artists · Guilds, Federations and Societies · Textile Groups and Education · Artists in Action · Magic Sand Painting · Demonstrators · Nation's Fastest Knitter - Birmingham Heat · Miniatures & Dollhouse Area · Create and Craft · Guilds, Federations & Societies
(*Cake International open Friday-Sunday)
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.