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Sewing events and shows 2015 & 2016

Event organisers: due to high demand, please accept our apologies but we are unable to accept details of smaller events to be added to this page. Thank you for your interest in The Sewing Directory and we wish you every success with your exhibitions and events.

2015 -  Oct - Nov- Dec

2016Jan - Feb - March - April

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 these useful tips for visiting shows.

Sewing shows in the UK 2015-2016

2015 Shows



Where to find UK craft fairs

2nd - 3rd October

Kent Quilt Festival, Kent Showground, Maidstone

Visit the beautiful quilt displays from around the world and stock up on sewing and quilting supplies from the many exhbitors who will be there.  Workshops can be booked at the show on the day, view the time table online and get more details of the show here.

7th - 11th October

The Knitting and Stitching Show - Alexandria Palace, London

New running for 5 days. 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.

15th - 17th October

Creative Craft Show, Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

Find materials and supplies for your favourite hobbies, take part in workshops or make and take sessions or enjoy free demonstrations.

Use code TEC to get £1 off tickets purchased in advance.

More information can be found here.

23rd October

Malvern Quilt Show, Three Counties Showground 

Find an array of patchwork and quilting supplies, view quilt supplies and take part in workshops.  Free parking and on site catering.

To book or get more information visit:

22nd - 25th October

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, SECC, Glasgow

Visit the popular Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts shows and 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.

Detals of the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycraft shows can be found on the ICHF website.

The Eternal Maker at The Festival of Quilts

29th October - 1st 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. 

Find the full details here:

30th October - 1st 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.


 Sewing shows and sewing exhbition dates 2014

5th - 8th November

The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show, NEC, Birmingham

The popular, award-winning Hobbycrafts show brings together celebrities of TV and print and both young and old alike can share what has become THE show for inspiration, education, hands-o
n features and an unrivalled choice of supplies.

For booking visit

11th - 15th 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 for more details.

12th - 14th November

West Country Quilt & Textile Show, Bristol

This year's show will be an expanded version of last years with plenty of popular exhibitors and a large quilt and textile display.  There will be workshops, traders selling quilting, sewing and stitching supplies plus quilt competitions. This show is a true mixed textile event including, knitting, cross stitch, lace, patchwork, quilt etc.
Fabrics at Malvern Quilting Show
Ticket offers - Get 2 for 1 on tickets with code MFB or save £2 per ticket with code QTC

To find out more please visit  

12th - 15th November

The Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin

The Knitting & Stitching Show is the largest and most highly regarded textiles and craft event in Ireland and it's your opportunity to share your love of textiles with others.  Whatever your craft passion it is the perfect place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies.

Get the full details here.

12th - 14th November

Creative Craft Show, King's Hall, Belfast

Stock up on craft supplies from the exhibitors.  There are also workshops to take part in or free make and take sessions.

£1.50 per ticket available if you quote PR1 when purchasing tickets in advance online or by phone.

20th - 22nd November

The Handmade Christmas Fair, Manchester

The Handmade Christmas Fair will bring together inspiring craft making with Kirstie Allsopp’s best designers and artisans teaching and selling craft products and beautifully designed handmade wares - perfect gifts for the festive season!

There will be an exciting line up of sellers, speakers and workshops.

Get the full details at

26th - 29th NovemberCraft events in the UK

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.

28th - 30th November

Hobbycrafts, ExCel London

Find everything you need to get creative this Christmas.  Stock up on supplies, learn new skills in the workshops and learn from the experts in the many demos. 

Full information can be found here:


4-5th December

Selvedge Winter Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall

You'll find over 100 designers and small companies to bring you vintage haberdashery, antique textiles and many other textile treats at the Selvedge Fair.

Find out more at

2016 Sewing Shows


21st - 23rd January

Creative Crafts Show, Esher, Sandown Park Exhibition Centre

Discover new craft ideas, meet follow crafters and catch up on all things crafty. With plenty of stands to browse, demonstrations to watch, and craft workshops to try there's plenty to keep you busy.

Find more details on the organiser's website.

22nd - 24th January

Spring Quilt Festival, Norfolk Pavillion, Ardingly

Upsaits you will find a wonderful quilt display and downstairs you can shop with your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers.

Information can be found here.

Quilting exhibitions in the UK

11th - 13th February

Creative Crafts Shows, Brentwood, Essex

Stock up on supplies for many different crafts including sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, beading, card making and many more. 

You'll also find craft workshops and demos.

Visit for more details.

19th - 21st February

Spring Quilt Festival,
Royal Higland Showground, Edinburgh

Wonderful displays of quilts, patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”.

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

Full show information can be found on the organiser's website.


3rd - 6th March

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, Olympia Central, London

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is the ideal place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies.  Expect workshops, exhibitions and plenty of supplies to buy.

Full details at

4th - 6th March

Spring Quilt Festival, Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Find your favourite patchwork and quilting supplies exhibiting at the show, take part in expert workshops and view the displayed quilts.

Details and tickets can be found here.

10th - 12th March

Malvern Creative Crafts Show, Three Counties ShowgroundJapan Crafts at the Festival of Quilts

Regional craft show where you can buy supplies, enjoy workshops, make and takes and demos.  Lots of free parkng available.

Book tickets or find out more at

31st March - 2nd April

Creative Crafts Shows, AAC Liverpool

Big selection of sewing and craft exhibitiors to shop from, workshops, make and takes plus free demos of the hottest products on the market.

Visit for more information.


1st - 3rd April

Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint 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 can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

Get more information here.

21st - 24th April

Creative Crafts Show, Shepton Mallet

Enjoy browsing the latest fabrics and craft supplies, learn new skills with the workshops, make and takes and free demos.

Get more details here.

22nd - 24th April

British Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Race Course

Browse the exhibits and competition quilts, stock up on fabric and haberdashery from the exibitors and take part in workshops to learn new skills.

More information about this event can be found here.


Apologies but we cannot promote every sewing event and exhibition happening in the UK.

Please do not e-mail with details of events. After being innundated with e-mails, we can now only promote the largest events with the broadest appeal for the website - many thanks.