Fashion & Embroidery
INCLUDING FREE ENTRY TO
SEWING FOR PLEASURE AND THE CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW

15-18 March 2018 · NEC · Birmingham

Opening times To be announced

Fashion & Embroidery is the definitive showcase for anyone passionate about embroidery and textile art. Find a wealth of exciting materials, threads and embellishments all under one roof, and enjoy an array of astounding exhibitions. Learn about courses, take part in a workshop; pick up tips from one of the many textile artists or take your seat for one of our exciting catwalk shows.

ADULTS £12.00   SENIORS £11.00

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At the show

SCHOOLS COMPETITION

Does your school or college have budding fashion designers? Are your students interested fashion design? Don’t miss our latest schools competition. This year’s theme is Design for a Sustainable Future, looking at how designers and makers are trailblazing the use of recycled and ecologically sourced materials. Entrants must produce three A3 mood boards on a garment or outfit using reclaimed fabrics, unloved garments and found trimmings. Ten finalists will create their pieces to be judged on the catwalk at Fashion & Embroidery 2018 (Friday 16 March – NEC, Birmingham). Finalists will be notified by 12th February, giving four weeks for garment production.

Full information and entry forms HERE

MADEIRA COMPETITION 2018

Glimpses of the Movies

This year we are challenging you to create an embroidered piece of work inspired by the movies – Capture a kiss in classic black and white a’ la Casablanca or an explosion of light and colour in a moment inspired by Star Wars or Blade Runner. Recreate a childhood favourite or an unforgettable frame. There’s no end to what you can create – show us your Glimpse of the Movies in a beautifully embroidered piece that could WIN one of our fabulous prizes!

Click here for full details & entry form

SCHOOLS COMPETITION

Are your students budding fashion designers or up-cyclers? Don’t miss the last chance to enter the Fashion & Embroidery schools competition. This year’s theme is Design for a Sustainable Future, looking at how designers and makers are trailblazing the use of recycled and ecologically sourced materials. Ten finalists will be selected to create their pieces to be judged in a catwalk show at Fashion & Embroidery 2018 (Friday 16 March – NEC, Birmingham). Finalists will be notified by 12th February, giving four weeks for garment production. Mood board entries must be received by 9th February 2018.

For full information and entry forms click here.

SEW YOUR STYLE COMPETITION!

Sew Your Style in association with The Pattern Pages is a chance for you to show us your unique style, flair and creativity. Win amazing prizes including sewing machines!

Categories:
A) Vintage
B) All in the Detail
C) Refashion
D) Accessorise

All entries will be displayed in the Sew Your Style photo gallery at Creative Craft Birmingham (Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July, 2018) plus a special display of the winners of each category for visitors to admire!

To download full information click here.

To enter click here.

'Make & Take' Workshops

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.

Sorry, workshop details are not yet available.

Stalls & Shopping

Stalls & Shopping

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!

 

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Getting There

NEC, Birmingham · B40 1NT

By Rail:
Birmingham International Station is within the NEC complex and gives easy access to the show.

By Car:
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.

3 SHOWS FOR 1!

3 SHOWS FOR 1!

Your ticket to Fashion & Embroidery includes FREE ENTRY to The Creative Craft Show and Sewing for Pleasure at the same venue and dates, featuring all these and more…

DEMONSTRATORS · 1918 – 2018 : THE WW1 CENTENARY · LLANDRYSUL KNITTED MAP · HOCHANDA · THE DENMAN COLLEGE CRAFT SCHOOL · CREATE & CRAFT · THE SEWING QUARTER · LIVE DAILY CATWALK SHOWS