Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts EventCity, Manchester 12-14 September and a little prize competition

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We are very excited that the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show is returning to EventCity, Manchester from 12-14 September. 

We love crafting and shows. Even though we are not terribly gifted at crafting ourselves, we are kind of crafting groupies, buying up crafts for presents, lurking round Mollie Makes in the supermarket, and sourcing and stashing ribbons and buttons for fun in our vintage china.

One of the shows features we are most looking forward to, is seeing the costumes from Simon Callow’s version of the hit Broadway musical, ‘My Fair Lady’.  Created by the well known fashion designer Jasper Conran and royal favourite milliner Philip Treacy.  Taken from the amazing Ascot scene, the flower theme will be vividly brought to life with huge hats creating a stunning garden in the shape of roses, tulips, pansies and lilies.

The floral theme continues with the world’s first life-sized Knitted Garden hand-worked blooms will jostle with bumble bees buzzing around their hive and ladybirds scuttling over a plant pot.  Created by the UK Hand Knitting Association, this unique knitted masterpiece will be a sight to behold with everything from a deckchair, vegetable plot and garden shed to a pond, tasty picnic and watchful gnome.

Apart from these highlights visitors to the show can share their passion for crafting.With everything from sewing, knitting and quilting to papercraft, cardmaking and beading, meet the experts and stock up on supplies from more than 150 exhibitors with the very latest products, ideas and innovations from the crafting world. Visitors can also enjoy a free programme of Quick & Easy Workshops, Talks and Demonstrations each day of the show.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit you can also follow on Twitter @thecraftshows or find them on Facebook – ICHF Events.

ICHF generously supplied us with ten pairs of tickets to give away in return for this article, all opinions are of course, as ever, our own.

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