Planning on spending time at a sewing or crafting exhibition in 2014? You’ll find lots to inspire you, as well as specialist traders that are simply not on the high street. I’m just planning which events to visit in 2014, so I thought I’d share some of the best shows here.

 

Creative Stitches / Hobbycrafts

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Event Centre, Manchester – 6-8 February 2014
SECC, Glasgow – 6-9 March 2014
Event Centre, Manchester – 11-13 September 2014

Tickets £7 adults, £6 seniors in advance (£9 and £8 on the door)

This long running event features two exhibitions and is ideal for crafters and people working with textiles. Professional workshops and a list of quality exhibitors make this a great event to visit.

www.stitchandhobby.co.uk

 

The Knitting and Stitching Show

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Olympia, London – 13th-16th March 2014
Harrogate – date to be announced at time of writing
Alexandra Palace, London – date to be announced at time of writing

Tickets £12.50 adults, £11.50 concessions in advance (£15 and £14 on the door)

This is one of the main events in the calendar, with visitors making the trip from all corners of the UK. The show celebrates all forms of stitching and textile crafts including: Beadwork, Crochet, Dress-making, Embroidery, Felt-making, Knitting, Patchwork, Quilting, Spinning, and Tapestry. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.

www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

 

Sewing for Pleasure/ Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch / Hobbycrafts

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NEC Birmingham – 20-23 March 2014

Tickets £10 adults, £9 seniors in advance (£12 and £11 on the door)

This is a big one! It is effectively 3 exhibitions in one, so put aside plenty of time to get around. This well established event is more than just sewing; it has lots that will also interest quilters, home stylists and crafters. With workshops and demonstrations, there is plenty to make a real day out.

www.sewingshow.co.uk

 

Creative Stitches / Fashion and Embroidery / Hobbycrafts

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ExCel, London – 3-5 April 2014

Tickets £8 adults, £7 seniors in advance (£10 and £9 on the door)

This year’s London creative shows get a Fashion & Embroidery twist, with the renowned textile arts show running alongside the popular Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts shows. Discover a variety of amazing displays, an unrivalled range of supplies, plus exciting catwalk shows.

www.hobbycraftshows.co.uk/london/spring/

 

Festival of Quilts

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NEC, Birmingham – 7th-10th August 2014

Tickets £13 adults, £12 concessions in advance (£15 and £14 on the door)

If you have an interest in quilting or patchwork, this is the event to go to. With over 300 exhibition suppliers and a gallery of exhibitions, you will have everything you need for your next quilting project.

www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

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