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

French Dressing

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.

Game Of Thrones: The Hardhome Embroidery

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.

Walsall Tapestries

Eleven Tapestries, Eleven months... the Eleventh Hour

Hunt Emerson, famous for the Beano has created 11 unique designs capturing, the borough of Walsall’s living history, its stories, diversity, celebrities and iconic buildings. Hand Embroidery and Goldwork stitched by an army of local enthused stitchers incorporating some digital stitch has brought to life Hunt’s creative illustrations, which deliver’s a truly amazing record of local life. The final project, led by Deb Slade from Walsall Council Creative Development Team celebrates 25 years of delivering community arts in the Walsall Borough.

The Living World

‘The Living World’ is the theme for this year’s Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles touring exhibition. These beautiful quilts are based on flora and fauna in the natural world, inspired by the quilter’s local surroundings in the UK, or more exotic places visited whilst traveling abroad.

Girls Will Be Girls

'Girls will be Girls' is a wonderful celebration of all those beautiful dresses girls really should wear. Smocked, embroidered, tucked, flounced and frilled – this unique collection of dresses exquisitely created by textile conservator, Wendy Hickson, includes day dresses, play wear and communion gowns. Forget chain stores – come and glory in how things ought to be!

Madeira Competition 2017

The theme for next year’s competition is ‘Glimpses of The Roaring Twenties’, supported by STITCH magazine with the Embroiderer’s Guild. The 1920’s was an exciting decade of change and discovery, evoking plenty of colourful imagery to inspire. All entries will be displayed and judged at the show.

For full details on how to entre the competition CLICK HERE.

Schools Fashion Design Competition 2017

Fabric Manipulation is the theme for the latest Design for an Icon Competition, inspired by architecture. Aimed at students aged 13-18, the 10 finalists will have their creations paraded on the catwalk on Friday 17th March, for judging.

For full details on how your school can enter the competition CLICK HERE.

4 shows for the price of 1!

Your ticket to Fashion & Embroidery includes FREE entry into Sewing for Pleasure, Hobbycrafts and Cake International.

(please note Cake International is open from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 March 2017 only)

Textile Artists

  • Susan Chapman
  • Kim Thittichai
  • Wendy Dolan
  • Amanda Hislop
  • Jennie Rayment
  • Val Hughes
  • Claire Muir
  • Ruth Brown
  • Margaret Beal
  • Jane Davis
  • Tina Francis
  • Jen Goodwin
  • Maria Thomas

Guilds, Federations and Societies

  • Traditional Group of the Quilter’s Guild
  • International Feltmakers Association
  • Embroiderers Guild
  • Japanese Embroidery UK

Textile Groups and Education

  • Royal School of Needlework
  • Contemporary Quilt Group
  • By Design
  • Unfettered Fibres
  • Simply Stitch
  • Kintex
  • Maderia UK
  • Drawn 2 Stitch
  • Meniscus Textile Group
  • Textile Connections
  • South West Textile Group
  • Second Turning Textile Group
  • Running with Scissors
  • Experimental Textiles
  • Eastleigh College
  • Warwickshire College Group
  • Castanea Crafts in Spain
  • Inkberrow Design Centre

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