Why Exhibit?

CHSI Stitches is the UK’s leading and only trade show for the creative craft industry. Established for over 40 years and organised by ICHF Events the UK’s leading organiser of events for the creative craft and hobby industry.

The 2019 edition will run from 17-19 February at NEC, Birmingham.



Why Exhibit?

Taking place at the start of the buying cycle, CHSI Stitches attracts thousands of trade buyers who come to discover new products, choose their new lines for the year ahead and place orders for the year ahead.

From micro to multiple retailers CHSI Stitches is the best way of accessing the UK craft market.


Over 50%

of UK craft businesses represented with a combined spend of £407m available

9 out of 10

visitors make buying decisions with 75% being owners / directors

35 Countries

Access to buyers from 35 countries in just 3 days


With a commitment and firm strategy in place to increase visitor numbers in 2019, CHSI Stitches is your opportunity to access independents, internet retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers.


Stand Enquiry Sample Visitor List


Buyer Breakdown

The 2018 event attracted 6,195 visitors.

CHSI Stitches buyer breakdown: Organisation type
CHSI Stitches buyer breakdown: Trading time
CHSI Stitches buyer breakdown: Product area of interest
CHSI Stitches buyer breakdown: UK reach

For a more detailed look at the visitor profile download the sales brochure.

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Stand Options


This stand will include wall panels, a fascia name board and carpet. Any extra features such as power and electrics, wifi and furniture will need to be arranged separately with the official contractors through our exhibitor manual.

Price (per m2)
Type S1 Standard
(frontage open to aisle)
Type S2 Corner
(2 sides open to aisle)
Type S3 End of Aisle
(3 sides open to aisle)
Type S4 Island
(4 sides open to aisle)


This stand will include floor space only (no carpet). You will need to use your own suppliers to arrange for the construction of your own unique stand.

Price (per m2)
Type F1 Standard
(frontage open to aisle)
Type F2 Corner
(2 sides open to aisle)
Type F3 End of Aisle
(3 sides open to aisle)
Type F4 Island
(4 sides open to aisle)


A new area for those companies that are just starting out, with shallower depth stands but all the same great features and promotional opportunities available.


Contact Dominic Fleming to discuss a range of different exhibiting options to suit every need and budget, email dominicf@ichf.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1425 460 777

Alternatively submit an enquiry here.



Sponsorship opportunities

We offer sponsorship opportunities that help our clients engage with and create positive experiences for our visitors and your target audience.

We offer traditional sponsorship opportunities as well as being able to work alongside you to create bespoke solutions to meet your objectives and budget. We are able to deliver sponsorship pre-show, onsite and post show through a range of mediums including digital and social media.

Sponsorship allows you to leverage your position within the event and provide exposure that reaches beyond your stand.

View the sponsorship document here. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Dominic Fleming on +44 (0) 1425 460 777 or email dominicf@ichf.co.uk to discuss availability and the full list of options.


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