Hobbycrafts · 16-19 March 2017 | ICHF Events

NEC, Birmingham

16-19 March 2017


ADULTS: £12.00
SENIORS: £11.00

Don’t miss this spring’s award-winning Hobbycrafts at the NEC, bringing you all the latest supplies and cutting edge ideas in the world of creativity, plus meet crafting celebrities for those all-important tips and tricks.

There’s no better place to satisfy your crafting cravings – you can brush up on your skills or try a brand new craft in one of the many exciting workshops; listen to the experts as they share their top tips and advice; and stock up on all the latest crafting supplies and ideas!

Show Features

On Stand Mini Workshops

There is an amazing array of On Stand Mini Make & Take sessions available this spring. The experts from, Art & Craft Glitter Greetings, Marbling 4 Fun, Tonic Studios, Glitter Magic and Fiskars will be handing out their depth of knowledge to ensure you get the most out of your workshop.

Papercraft Demonstrations

With papercraft continuing to rise in popularity, we have the perfect collection of demonstrations to make your own personalised cards for friends and loved ones. Watch our lively on-stand demonstrations to learn new ideas, methods, and buy all the latest supplies.

Nation's Fastest Knitter - Birmingham Heat

Joining forces with the UK Hand Knitting (UKHKA) we bring back a much-loved knitting competition! The Nation’s Fastest Knitter continues with its Birmingham heat. The UKHKA will also be running regional heats online. Representatives of the Association will be on hand to adjudicate with stop watches at the ready. Those taking part must knit 100 stitches as quickly as they can. Their result will be recorded by UK-HKA volunteers with the fastest knitter from each of the three shows going through to the grand final taking place at the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show in London.

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Jewellery Making & Beading

If you're passionate about jewellery making or you are thinking about getting started then this is your chance to stock up on all the latest supplies and innovations. You'll find everything you need for your next jewellery making project from our inspiring range of beads, charms and jewellery making tools.

Workshop Area

Make sure you take a visit to the specialised Workshop Area at Hobbycrafts this spring. With the likes of Decopatch.co.uk, Powertex UK and Wightcat demonstrating their products and techniques, we’re sure you’ll go away feeling content with what you’ve created.

Artists’ Area

The Artist Area is back again this year and there’s plenty on offer to bring out the artist in you: Artmaster - offering artists’ brushes, easels and other artists’ sundries. The Art Shop Skipton with Pebeo and also with Derwent - both offering paint and artist supplies, plus running workshops throughout the show. Plus, Gadsby’s Blank Canvas and the Chinese Brush Painting Society also offering demonstrations and supplies.

Textile Groups, Education Centres and Guilds

  • Chinese Brush Painting Societies
  • British Polymer Clay Guild
  • The Marquetry Society
  • British Stick Makers
  • Federation of Family History Societies
  • The Guild of Enamellers

Crafty Beggars In The House!

Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner Webster from the BRAND NEW TV show Crafty Beggars In The House! will be at the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show at the NEC this March, and they would love you to come over to their stand and join in the fun! As well as filming for the show they’ll be making Sock Teddies and Desk Hogs, and each ‘make’ is suitable for all ages - from 8 to 98! There are several workshops each day and the cost is £5. Just visit their stand and sign up. It’s SockTeddyTastic!


  • Bob Neill, Pyrography
  • Tracey Spurgin, Silver Metal Clay
  • Cathie Shuttleworth, Paper Artist
  • Ray Skene, Lampworked Glass
  • Wendy Hunt, Sculptor
  • Claudia Hahn, Wildlife Artist
  • Stephen Coates, Watercolour Artist
  • Graham Cox, Landscape Artist

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