OPENING TIMES 9.30AM - 5.30PM (5PM SUNDAY)
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!
Take a stroll along the Artists Avenue for an amazing array of On-Stand Make & Take sessions. The experts from Art & Craft Glitter Greetings, Marbling 4 Fun, Tonic Studios, Glitter Magic and Fiskars will be handing out a wealth of knowledge to ensure you get the most out of your time.
Sugartots Sand Art allows children to create their very own Sand Pictures. Sand Art is a modern adaptation of a good old-fashioned creative activity, which both children and parents love. Suitable for girls and boys aged 3+.
Come along, have a go, and take home your fabulous creations.
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.
Marbling is a mesmerizing, memorable and rewarding experience for teachers and pupils alike. Learn marbling techniques with these on-stand Make & Takes. Join in for free at the stand, but spaces are limited. Marbling kits are child-friendly and non-toxic with quick drying paints. Prints onto any natural fibre.
Create an amazing Stained Glass Sun Katcher - no experience necessary and you learn the basic art of Stained Glass Copper Foiling. In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass and at the end you will take home your own glass Sun Katcher.
Glitter a cute fairy from a range of designer acetates. This can then be used for card making or home decorating. Easy, relaxing and great fun for children and adults alike. No need to book, just pop by the stand. £2 per person. Adults and Children welcome.
Decopatchme.co.uk will be giving you Make & Take opportunities all through the show. If you haven't Decopatched before it's a really quick and easy way of decorating objects using their special papers and glue varnish medium. Working on almost any surface straight from the bottle you can produce really satisfying results in no time! There’s no need to book, just turn up and join in the fun!
Join Tracey and her team for a range of unique Powertex workshops. All materials will be supplied and your project will be ready to take home with you. Times and costs will vary. Come along to the stand to reserve a place before someone else does!
Honey Doo will be running a continuous Make & Take between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm each day. (3pm on Sunday). Kay Fletcher will be teaching how to make beautiful flowers using Honey Doo Crafts Stamps and embossing powders.
The Arty Crafty Place will be running workshops on their stand throughout the show. Learn how to Block Print with beautiful hand carved Indian printing blocks, and print your own tea towel.
Sugar Tots Sand Art Entertainment allows children to create their very own Sand Pictures! This modern update to a classic creative activity is fun, easy and enjoyable! Visit their stand, let loose your imaginative and get creative! You take home your fabulous creation. Children (aged 3+) and parents simply love it.
Come up to the Glitter Magic Stand and have a play with their Ultra Fine Glitter and Glitter Magic fine tip adhesive.
Learn how to enhance your cards with a little magic (and a few secret tips)…!
The Bead Selection will teach you how to make this stunning bracelet. Come and book a slot and have a go at making this beautiful bracelet with glass pearls and snowflake spacer beads. Classes run throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please come to the stand to book your slot - limited places available.
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 Hobbycrafts includes FREE ENTRY to Fashion & Embroidery, Sewing for Pleasure 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 · Spoons - A Stirring Tale · The King's Speech Collection · Smoke and Mirrors · Casting off - The Knitted Links · Textile Groups and Education · Textile Artists · Guilds, Federations and Societies · A Cardigan for Cardigan · Korbond's Sewing Studio · Korbond Group Creative Upcycling Challange · Crickhowell Stitches · Nation's Fastest Knitter - Birmingham Heat · Sew Today Pattern Boutique · Experts & Artists · Guilds, Federations and 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.