The Knitted Beach, The Hope Tree and Colour-in Caravan at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

EventCity, Manchester
7 – 9 September 2017

The hugely popular craft show, Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for three days from 7- 9 September 2017. Visitors will be wowed by the show’s fantastic features, which include The Hope Tree, a knitted beach and colour-in caravan, as well as on stand demonstrations and dedicated workshop areas. With inspiration at every turn, the show is the perfect opportunity for visitors to stock up on the latest supplies for future craft projects.

Mancunians get their own beach at Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts – a wonderfully woolly life-sized knitted one, complete with crabs, seagulls and bucket and spade fun. Guests can join in the seaside fun with a mermaid photo board and help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society too. Exclusive to Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, Manchester is The Hope Tree. The humble worker bee – Manchester’s official symbol – was adopted during the Industrial Revolution, as the city became the world’s first industrial metropolis. The bee reflects the Mancunian work ethic and the city being a hive of activity.  The motif can be seen throughout the city from its coat of arms, buildings and bridges and to celebrate this, visitors to the show can colour in a bee to hang on the Hope Tree for a £1 donation to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Download the Manchester Bee knitting pattern

Manchester Bee knitting patternNew at Manchester is Bertha, the Colour-in Caravan. Kate Edmunds, designer and founder of Eggnogg found Bertha neglected and dilapidated and lovingly restored her as a colouring-in extravaganza. Whether visitors are five or 65, they can enjoy getting creative and helping to bring Bertha to life.

The Contemporary Quilt feature will wow visitors with a fabulous selection of 25 quilts from the ‘Elements’ challenge which shows many interpretations of the theme. From ‘elements’ of music and the periodic table to earth, water, wind and fire the feature will showcase the energy, imagination and design skills of the hugely talented members of the Contemporary Quilt Group, a specialist group of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.  Quilting enthusiasts are guaranteed to be inspired.


The show will also feature the Glimpses of the Roaring Twenties embroidery exhibit, transporting visitors to the elegance and style of the 1920s.  By contrast, gothic revival fantasy costumes by Tee Pee Crafts will wow with their Steampunk inspired look. The trend’s affection for Victorian Science Fiction and futuristic steam powered industrial technology, combines with a love of old-fashioned materials, leather, brass, copper, cogs, pipes and mechanical workings to create a fascinating display.

Visitors to Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts at EventCity can enjoy a day packed with crafting fun – workshops, demonstrations, awe-inspiring features and an unrivalled shopping opportunity.

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