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Sewing events and shows 2014 - 2015


Event organisers: please note I no longer accept details of events to be added to this page, I only add the ones I think are of most interest to my site visitors and I find those details myself.


2014             October - November - December

    2015             January - February - March - April - May - June - July - Aug

BEFORE VISITING - Please use the links provided to confirm the details with organisers before travelling any distance to attend any of the shows below as this page is written around a year in advance. Plus check out this useful tips for visiting shows.

Sewing shows in the UK 2014

2014 Shows


 
October

10th - 13th October

The Knitting and Stitching Show - Alexandria Palace, LondonSewing shows and sewing exhbition dates 2014

Find galleries showcasing the works of leading textile artists, plenty of workshops plus a big range of fabric stalls and craft suppliers all under one roof.

Click here to view the full details and to buy tickets.


24th - 26th October

Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern - Severn Exhibition Hall, Three Counties Showground

There are many quilt displays from all over the world. Also there will be all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Good facilities including on-site catering, disabled facilities, wide aisles, no steps, free parking.

Workshops are available, and can only be booked at the show on a first come, first served basis.

Full details here.

 


31st October - 2nd November

Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford - Airspace Conservation Hall, Imperial War Museum.

One of the final shows of the year, so it’s the last chance for you to get in your supplies for those cold dark evenings. Meet the quilting enthusiasts to ‘show you how’.

Good facilities including restaurant, disabled facilities and free parking.

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk


31st October - 3rd November

Knitting & Stitching Show Dublin - RDS Dublin

At this show you will find inspiration, shopping and learning.  You can browse the galleries for inspiration, take part in a wide selection of workshops or stock up on supplies from the exhibitors. Japan Crafts at the Festival of Quilts

Find the full details here: http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com




November

12th - 16th November

Country Living Christmas Fair - BDC Islington

The perfect place to find unique handmade gifts.  Meet hundreds of artisan designers and makers along with farmers and growers from across the British Isles, and see the pages of the magazine come to life in this festive extravaganza.   

Visit http://www.countrylivingfair.com/xmas/ for more details.

13th - 15th November

The Creative Crafts Show - The King's Hall Complex, Belfast

You'll find all the hottest crafts and hobbies at the Belfast Creative Crafts Show at the King's Hall Complex and all the materials and supplies you'll ever need plus there'll be workshops, Make & Takes and free demonstrations to enjoy.

Find the full details on the show organiser's website.


14th November

My book launch!

Exeter Sewing Machine Center, ExeterCraft events in the UK

The launch of my book, Craft a Creative Business, in Exeter.  An evening of networking, socialising, book signing, goodie bags, drinks and refreshments provided.  Please do let me know if you can attend.

For more details please click here.


21st - 24th November

The Knitting & Stitching Show - Harrogate International Centre

Find shopping, inspiration and learning all under one roof at one of the largest textile events in the UK.  You will find galleries, workshops and craft suppliers.  

Find out more about what will be there by visiting this page.


2015

January

22nd - 24th January

The Creative Craft Show - Esher, Surrey

You'll find all the hottest crafts and hobbies at the Sandown Park Creative Crafts Show in Esher, Surrey and all the materials and supplies you'll ever need plus there'll be workshops, Make & Takes and free demonstrations to enjoy.

Find more information at http://www.sccshows.co.uk


23rd to 25th January

Spring Quilt Festival, Ardingly - Norfolk Pavillion, Ardingly, Haywards Heath

Wonderful displays of quilts upstairs, while downstairs we have all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. You can also meet the experts to ‘show you how’.

Good facilities including restaurant, disabled facilities, easy and instant access, free parking.

Full details on the organiser's website.



February

6th - 8th February

The Stitching Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show - EventCity ManchesterWhere to find UK craft fairs

Find all the very latest supplies and ideas in the world of stitching and creative crafts, with lots of special features to enjoy, plus free workshops, talks and demonstrations.

For more details click here.


15th - 17th February

Craft Hobby & Stitch International - Birmingham NEC

TRADE ONLY  - Great for craft business this event finds many wholesalers all under one roof so you can find supplies for your business. There are also educational seminars plus plenty of chance to network.

www.chsi.co.uk


12th - 14th February

The Creative Crafts Show - Five Lakes, Essex

Find craft materials and supplies as well as workshops, Make & Takes and FREE demonstrations to enjoy.  Plus all ticket holders get entered into  draw to win £50 of vouchers to spend at the show.

Find the full details at www.sccshows.co.uk


20th - 22nd February

Spring Quilt Festival, Edinburgh -
MacRobert Pavilions, Royal Highland Showground

Patchwork and quilting supplies from your favourite suppliers, quilts on display plus experts on hand to teach you new quilting techniques.   There are workshops available, booked on the day on a first come first served basis.

To find out more visit the Grosvenor Shows website.


26th - 28th February

Malvern Creative Craft Show - Three Counties Showground.

You'll find all the hottest crafts and hobbies at the Malvern Creative Crafts Show and all the materials and supplies you'll ever need plus there'll be workshops, Make & Takes and FREE demonstraQuilting exhibitions in the UKtions to enjoy.

More information here.



March

5th - 8th March

Knitting & Stitching Show - Olympia, London

At this show you will find dressmaking Workshops, the Prima Make & Take Theatre, Contemporary Quilt display, finals of The National Fashion Textiles Competition for SchoolsPlus there are over 200 exhibitors with plenty of craft supplies for you to buy.

http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring/


5th - 8th March

Hobby Crafts & Creative Stitches - SECC Glasgow

Find workshops and demos plus exhibitors selling all the latest craft supplies.

Full details can be found here.


6th - 8th March

Spring Quilt Festival, Duxford -
Airspace Conservation Hall, Imperial War Museum

Patchwork and quilting suppliers stands with your favourite suppliers. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”.

Good facilities including restaurant, disabled facilities and free parking.

More information here.


18th - 22nd March

Country Living Spring Fair - BDC, London

Find ideas and supplies to brighten up your home, or give your wardrobe a revamp.  There will also be expert speakers and workshops available.The Eternal Maker at The Festival of Quilts

Find more information here.



19th - 22nd March

Sewing For Pleasure - Birmingham NEC

3 shows for the price of one ticket, Sewing for Pleasure, Fashion Embroidery & Stitch and Hobbycrafts. Plenty of opportunity to stock up on sewing supplies and be inspired by the textile displays.

Visit the organiser's website http://www.ichfevents.co.uk for more information.


27th - 29th March

Exeter Spring Quilt Festival - West Point Exhibition Centre, Exeter

Large display of quilts from all over the world. Patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how.  Workshops are available to book at the show on a first come first serve basis.  

Fabrics at Malvern Quilting Show

More information can be found here. 


6th - 9th August

Festival of Quilts - Birmingham, NEC

Europe's largest and most inspiring patchwork and quilting show.  View over 700 quilts in the large exhibition area plus shop from 300 retailers or take part in one of the 250+ workshops.

 

Find out more here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

 



EVENT ORGANISERS

I'm afraid I cannot promote every sewing event and exhibition happening in the UK.

Please do not e-mail me details of events you want added to this page. After being innundated with e-mails I now only promote the largest events with the broadest appeal, and I find those details myself.