Fashion & Embroidery · 16-19 March 2017 | ICHF Events

NEC, Birmingham

16-19 March 2017


ADULTS: £12.00
SENIORS: £11.00

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.

Show Features

Madeira Competition 2017

The theme for this year’s STITCH/Madeira Competition is ‘Glimpses of the Roaring Twenties’, We challenged you to create embroidered pieces inspired by the roaring twenties – an exciting decade of change and discovery. You’ll see all the entries displayed and judging will take place during the show.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Royal School of Needlework

The RSN will be displaying students’ work from their Certifi cate and Diploma courses taught in Bristol and Rugby, as well as work by their BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art students.

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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Schools Competion 2017

Does your school or college have any budding fashion designers? Is fashion design an area that your students are interested in? If so, then you won’t want to miss our latest Design for an Icon competition! The chosen theme for this year’s competition is ‘Fabric Manipulation’ taking inspiration from Architecture, both old and new. Prizes include a Brother Innov-is 2600 sewing Machine, one week’s works placement at the IDC Academy for Fashion & Textiles and more!

To find out everything you need to know to enter CLICK HERE.

Catwalk Fashion Shows

Once again we bring you our fabulous FREE catwalk shows, hosted by Brenda Killigrew of IDC Academy, showcasing a range of sensational creations from exhibitors and students at the show.

Madeira UK

Madeira UK, our main supporter, will be at the show with their sponsored students exhibitions and free embroidery workshops. In addition you can learn delicate stitching techniques in the Royal School of Needlework workshops and try out new processes in the Vilene Experimental Textile workshop, plus glean advice from the professionals through our Programme of Talks.

Textile Groups

  • FibreFusion
  • Nolitex
  • Contemporary Quilt Group
  • Tangent Textiles
  • Jeudis
  • Experimental Textile
  • NNA - Birds by Carole Checketts
  • Room 6
  • Textile Connection
  • Eclectica
  • Grasby Embroidererfs and Bailey Curtis and Ginny Epstein

Education, Guilds and Societies

  • Royal School of Needlework
  • Walsall College
  • IDC Academy
  • Eastleigh College
  • Castanea Craft Holidays in Spain
  • Embroidererfs Guild
  • Lace Guild, Quilters Guild of the British Isles
  • The International Feltmakers
  • Embroiderers Guild and Guild of Silk Painters

Textile Artists

  • Wendy Dolan
  • Helen McCook
  • Lynda Monk
  • Claire Muir
  • Kathleen Laurel Sage
  • Fran Holmes
  • Cherrilyn Tyler
  • Kim Thittichai
  • Jen Goodwin
  • Raya Brown
  • Amanda Hislop
  • Lynda Monk
  • Lorna Bateman
  • Margaret Beal
  • Jane Davis
  • Tina Francis
  • Alison Nicholson and Chrissi Newall

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