The Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft show took place in Glasgow from March 6-9 and by midday on Saturday the show halls were packed with eager crafters visiting the exhibitors from the world of knitting and stitching, beading, textile art and papercraft.
Visitors were treated to a display of colourful costumes from the latest film adaptation of Les Miserables. Created by Oscar nominated Paco Delado for an all star cast including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter and Sasha Baron Cohen.
A number of schools such as the Royal School of Needlework and the Wemyss School of Needlework displayed some stunning pieces of embroidery and throughout the event people took part in workshops and watched craft demonstrations.
The St. Ninian’s Craft Group in Dunfermeline, Scotland showcased their Craftwell Knitted Village which took 3 years to make, right down to the tiny knitted vegetables in the village gardens.
For those in need of the latest gadget fix, then the new Memory Craft 15000 embroidery sewing machine from Janome, with it’s iPad Mini size, full colour screen, showed off it’s capabilities.
Glasgow SECC is the perfect indoor venue for events such as this, with plenty of seating for tired shoppers and places to eat.
A number of coach companies had organised day trips and people visiting the show said they had thoroughly enjoyed their day and came away with lots of inspiration.
A number of Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft shows will take place throughout the UK in 2014, visit the organiser’s website for further information.