Sewing for Pleasure and Craft for Christmas is back at Birmingham NEC plus Giveaway

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It’s less than a month away that Sewing for Pleasure, Craft for Christmas and Cake International is back at Birmingham NEC on between the 4th – 7th of November 2021. Plus scroll down to the bottom of this post on how to enter my giveaway!

The Creative Craft Show is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to gain advice from industry experts.

Ticket includes entry to The Creative Craft Show, Simply Christmas and Cake International, 3 shows for the price of 1! Yas! It is being held in Halls 19 & 20 so you don’t have to walk far from one show to the next.

Show Highlights

South Midlands Area of NAFAS

Various hand made wreaths

The Association is an Educational Charity, aiming to promote the love and art of flower arranging. NAFAS promote and teach through workshops, demonstrations, competitions, Flower Festivals, clubs and Societies. NAFAS always welcome new members who want to learn the art of flower arranging.

The Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists

hand drawn branch and leaf

The Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists works to encourage and promote the art of botanical painting. They share knowledge, provide workshops and promote members work through exhibitions and their website. They meet monthly in Stirchley and welcome new members.

British Polymer Clay Guild

3 snowman crafted out of polymer clay

The British Polymer Clay Guild aims to promote the use of this amazing art medium. We welcome everyone from beginners to tutors and organise workshops and meetings online and across the UK.

The Marquetry Society

painting of vintage cars and people in the background

The foremost organisation promoting the art and craft of Marquetry. They will be displaying a range of Marquetry pictures, from simple beginner’s work to award-winning examples. They will demonstrate the techniques used to make them and offer a free beginner’s course, at their club venue, to all show visitors.

The WI

crochet crafted reindeers

The Women’s Institute (WI) formed in 1915. They are now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK, playing a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and skills, plus campaigning on issues for them and their communities.


There are plenty of workshops available to book here ranging from sewing, wreath making, calligraphy and many more crafts!

Competitions that are running!

2022: Madeira Embroidery Competition

This competition is to create an embroidered piece inspired by Islands of the world! Show them your Glimpses of the Islands in a beautifully embroidered piece that could win you the coveted Madeira Rose Bowl trophy and one of the fabulous prizes on offer.  For more information on how to enter click here

2022: Sew Your Style

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Now in its fourth year, this competition celebrates all the budding dressmakers out there. Sew Your Style is brought to you in association with The Pattern Pages and is a chance for you to show us your unique style, flair and creativity. Choose from one of four categories (or enter more than one) and get sewing! 

For more information on how to enter click here.

Essential Info

Opening times for the show are;

Thursday 4th November to Saturday 6th November 2021: 9.30am – 5.00pm.

Sunday 7th November 2021: 9.30am – 4.00pm.

Daily car park charges apply. Pre-pay for parking and save 25% on daily rate here, which means more pennies to spend at the show, alternatively you can pay on the day.

Prices for adults £14. But if you use the discount code EPBI at the time of booking, you will save £1 making an adult ticket just £13.

Various wool in different colours stacked on a shelf with The Creative Craft show details and discount code.

Under 16’s go free with an accompanying adult!

Disabled concessions & group booking rates available.  Call 01425 277 988 or email

To ensure visitor safety at the show, aisles will be wider to accommodate social distancing and floor markings and clear signage will be used throughout the show. Those attending workshops can sit at individual tables with pre-packaged craft kits to minimise contact where possible. For ICHF Events Five Point Safety Plan, please visit:

My personal view

Throughout Covid, I have felt uneasy with socialising and attending places but with The Creative Craft Shows I feel quite happy to attend due to the above procedures they have put in place. If you do have any concerns, then feel free to get in touch with ICHF Events. I’ll be attending this show myself on Saturday 6th November 2021.

Giveaway time!

Now we do like a giveaway! I have a pair of adult tickets to giveaway for the show. All you have to do is to leave a comment on this post. Or alternatively, leave a comment on either my Instagram post or facebook post about this giveaway. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!! You could be cheeky and comment on all 4, you have to be in it to win it.

Giveaway runs from 5pm GMT Monday 11th October and ends at 5pm GMT Monday 18th October 2021.

Happy Sewing

Sal xx

Disclaimer: I have promoted this event as part of ICHF Events Ambassador program.

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