Sunday 25th FEBRUARY 2024
10.00am WHY ADVENT CALENDARS ARE GREAT FOR YOUR BUSINESS
With Annie Gianini, STITCHFINITY
Annie Gianini of STITCHFINITY demonstrates the benefits of Advent Calendars to your business and provides help with how to get started.
STITCHFINITY released their first Cross Stitch Advent Calendar three years ago and have seen year on year growth and now have a tight knit community of stitchers the world over. Learn how it started, what she learned and how you can get started with your own Advent Calendar – no matter what your business. You’ll also get access to her Advent Calendar workbook.
cancelled due to illness
11.15am SEWING ON SOCIAL MEDIA – HOW TO MAKE SEWING SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
With Holly Dennett
Holly Dennett takes you behind the scenes of how she films her eye catching content.
Holly will demonstrate her equipment setup, how to achieve the best shots and then how to edit your content once filmed to ensure you catch your audience’s eye. Holly will also show:
- Essential Equipment needed to make eye catching content
- How to successfully light and film your content
- How to batch film social media content
- How to get the most views on video content
- I have filmed content… and how do I now edit?
- Batch filming, edit and draft schedule
12.30pm LEARN HOW TO USE CRICUT FOR ENGLISH PAPER PIECING
With Paula Milner, The Crafty Lass
Paula will be demonstrating how to create hexagonal paper template pieces in the Cricut Design Space before cutting them out using the Cricut Maker. Additionally, she will show how to cut your fabric into hexagons using the Cricut Maker’s rotary blade. Paula will talk through each step and be on hand to answer any Cricut crafty questions you may have.
1.45Pm PAPER CRAFTING MADE EASY WITH OLFA
With Sue Smith, S E Simons
Sue Smith will walk you through how using Olfa precision cutting tools will level up your paper crafting designs. Olfa tools give you the ability to create breath-taking results, without the need for a cutting machine. Established in 1956 in Japan, these quality tools are essential for any crafter.
3.00Pm ENHANCING RETAILER OUTLETS WITH CROCHET WORKSHOPS: A PROFITABLE VENTURE FOR YARN TRADERS
With Emma Pickering, Oh So Pretty And Clever
Emma Pickering, with 17 years of crochet experience, is the acclaimed creator behind Oh So Pretty And Clever – award-winning workshops, courses and retreats. Join Emma as she takes you through the upsell benefits of hosting workshops in your craft store.
- The rise of the maker culture
- Benefits of including crochet workshops at retailer outlets
- Addressing potential concerns
- Collaboration opportunities for yarn traders
- Consultation and networking
Monday 26th FEBRUARY 2024
10.30am EXCITING NEW LIVING IN LOVELINESS PATTERN LAUCHES WITH EQS
With Kerrie Padmore, Living in Loveliness
Living In Loveliness is a UK company who pride themselves on creating patterns and kits, which are perfect for workshops. Many of the Living In Loveliness patterns feature a full tutorial accessible via a YouTube link and QR code. This means you can use the patterns, which feature a tutorial for workshops and customers who do not finish during your workshop can finish at their leisure with the support of a full tutorial.
Come and see Kerrie in action, as she explains the benefits to retailers of stocking her patterns.
11.45am HOW TO MAKE A BESPOKE LAMPSHADE USING A DANNELLS KIT
With Sam Sterken, Dannells
Join Dannells to find out first-hand how easy it is to make a stunning drum lampshade from your own choice of fabric, using their innovative Lampshade Making Kits. Packed with hints, tips and creative ideas, Dannells Demonstrator, Sam, will show you how every level of crafter can create beautiful lampshades, and how the Dannells Lampshade Making Kit range will make the perfect addition to your craft retail offering.
1.00pm GETTING STARTED WITH NEEDLE FELTING: WHY A KIT IS KEY
With Steffi Stern, The Makerss
If you’re interested in stocking needle felting crafts, starting with a kit is the best way to go.
In this talk and demonstration, we’ll explore whimsical decoration ideas, as well as some of your favourite iconic characters.
Steffi will guide you through everything you need to know, including the necessary wools and tools, and how easy it is to begin. Watch Steffi demonstrate the creation of some of her favourite characters, such as little pose-able mice or a tiny robin. There’ll also be ample opportunity for you to ask questions and try your hand at “stabbing” yourself.
2.15Pm ZERO WASTE BOWS
With Nerrisa Pratt, The Edit
Join Nerrisa, founder of brand The Edit as she focuses on the trend du jour for 2024 with her soon to be released zero waste bow pattern.
Bows are everywhere this year but this is more than just a stylish accessory. It’s just one of the many sustainable focussed kits that have been developed as part of the relaunch of her already successful brand (previously known as The Bargello Edit).
The Edit, which launches in March 2024 will hone in on sustainable making and supplies for modern, eco-conscious makers.
3.30Pm PERFECT PRECISION STAMPING WITH MAMA MAKES ROTATE MATE SYSTEM
With Loti Fuster-Bradley, Mama Makes
Join Loti to discover the innovative Mama Makes Rotate Mate system, an acrylic tool set ensuring precision and perfection when stamping on paper or fabrics, whether it is in a circle or a flawless square.
Loti will guide you through the features and techniques that make stamping accessible to all ages and abilities. Discover the versatility of this tool system as Loti shares creative ides to inspire you when stamping your next project.