OPENING TIMES 9.30AM - 5.30PM (5PM SUNDAY)
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.
Another exclusive and exciting collaboration by our favourite French artist’s Ollivier Henry and Jean-Noel Lavesvre, who share the same passion for a lost Theatre! Ollivier is an extremely talented embroiderer, teacher and costume designer, and Jean-Noel a painter, sculptor and stage-designer, both create amazing historical costume for the French Opera.
Following on from the success of the Magna Carta embroidery and the Guild's role in its production, the UK representatives of the HBO Home Entertainment TV Network contacted the Embroiderers' Guild with the view to creating a special artwork in stitch to form the backdrop to mark the release of the 'Game of Thrones' Series 5 DVD & Blue Ray boxed set. The Embroiderers' Guild led the design and production of the piece and invited stitch partners Royal School of Needlework, Hand & Lock and Fine Cell Work to participate. The final image was selected by HBO in December. It features one of the most intense battle scenes in TV history - the massacre of Hardhome.
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.
In this 30 minute workshop you’ll learn how to use a needle-felting needle and wool fibres to create a landscape picture. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Due to using a sharp needle, no children under 10 years old. Three workshops each day. Please book your place on the stand.
Make & stitch Rhodes stitch variations using silk threads on canvas. The different Rhodes stitches combine to make a diamond motif, about 5cm wide. The kit includes; instruction chart, cut lengths of three different silk threads, a needle and a small square of mono canvas, mounted on a bar frame.
Browse aisles and aisles of stalls and stands packed with brand-new 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 Fashion & Embroidery includes FREE ENTRY to Sewing for Pleasure, Hobbycrafts and Cake International* at the same venue and dates, featuring all these and more...
A Cardigan for Cardigan · Korbond's Sewing Studio · Korbond Group Creative Upcycling Challange · The King's Speech Collection · Crickhowell Stitches · Nation's Fastest Knitter - Birmingham Heat · Experts & Artists · Guilds, Federations and Societies · Artists in Action · Magic Sand Painting · Demonstrators · Nation's Fastest Knitter - Birmingham Heat · Miniatures & Dollhouse Area · Create and Craft · Guilds, Federations & 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.