The new venue at Bluewater will be hosting the huge event “Hobbycrafts and Creative Stitches” making us Kent creatives very happy. The show, taking place between the 2nd and 5th of February , will showcase over 200 exhibitors offering the very latest products, ideas and innovations in the world of creative craft including knitting, sewing, jewellery making, quilting, cardmaking and papercraft, plus much more besides. Experts will be on hand to give their top tips and advice to those exploring a new craft, while all visitors can also enjoy a FREE programme of Quick & Easy Workshops and Talks each day of the show.
The show will host the ‘Above and Below the Waves’ international knitting project which is raising money for the RNLI’s Train One – Save Many Campaign. Measuring an enormous 9×6 metres, this stunning display includes a 3D walk-through tunnel with knitted beaches, waves and all the creatures that lurk beneath the waves. Make sure you pop along and dip your toes in the woolly sea – this once in a lifetime experience has to be seen to be believed!
If you are a Downton Abbey fan, you will love the beautiful capsule collection of dresses on display from the hit ITV series. ‘The Quilters Guild of the British Isles’ new collection will be continuing the theme of costume dramas with The Romance of Words display, which is helping to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’.
Evoke memories from your childhood with the “Glimpses of Childhood” embroidery display, depicting everything from Dorothy, Toto and the Cowardly Lion to Rupert Bear, climbing trees and family days out at the seaside.
“Poetry in Stitches” is a collaboration of words and craft with the last round of this ever-popular project from the National Needlework Archive. Inspired by poetry, textile artists have been asked to combine the two forms to complement each other.
Professional artists Jeremy Ford and Matthew Palmer will be on hand to offer advice in the Artists in Action area, where you will also be able to take Pastel and Watercolour workshops.
Creative Stitches / Hobbycrafts
2 great shows for the price of 1
Glow, Bluewater, Kent
2 – 5 February 2012
Open 09.30 – 17.30 (Sunday 17.00)
Adults £8.00 on door (£6.00 advanced price)
Seniors £7.00 at door (£5.00 advanced price)
Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult (otherwise £5)
Buy tickets on-line at www.ichf.co.uk or Phone Ticket Hotline: 01425 277988
Area – South East