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Celebrate with the winners & nominees for the British Craft Awards at CHSI Stitches

British Craft Awards

Join Immediate media on the red-carpet for a champagne reception and the presentation of these coveted awards.

There will be music, entertainment and refreshments throughout the evening, come and celebrate with this year’s winners and nominees!

Held on Sunday 19th February 2017 in the Concourse Suite between 6pm and 8pm.

The British Craft Awards at CHSI Stitches
A showcase of the latest yarns, colours, designs and fashion fabrics for the coming season

Creativity on the Catwalk

Creativity on the Catwalk 2017 will be showcasing the latest yarns, craft supplies and fashion fabrics for the coming season in a fun and animated way, creatively bought to life by contemporary dance Choreographer Chris Worrell with Silk Model Management – not to be missed!

The runway kicks in to life on Sunday and Monday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and Tuesday at 11am and 1pm.

Companies showcasing their products on the catwalk include:
  • Gutermann GmbH
  • Jane Makower
  • Lion Brand
  • THREADS inkjet printable fabrics
  • Vlieseline
  • Sew La Di Da Vintage
  • Crafters Companion
Gutermann Creativ
INPRINT Jane Makower Fabrics
Lion Brand Yarns
THREADS inkjet printable fabrics
Vlieseline
Sew-la-di-da Vintage
Crafters Companion
Showcase your brand new craft & hobby products in the Bright Sparks Pavilion at CHSI Stitches

Bright Sparks Pavilion

The Bright Sparks pavilion is the perfect platform for startups to showcase their brand new products to a plethora of potential buyers!

For all the latest designs and ideas and brightest new talents, this is one area you won’t want to bypass.

A Little Shop

A Little Shop

Stand BS01

French retro products for decoration and customization of all artworks in textile, scrapbooking, home decoration and other DIY activities: includes decorative buttons, old-style textile applications and ribbons (exclusive designs), cartonnage & furniture accessories, box & book making and furniture renovation.

That's Crafty

That's Crafty

Stand BS05

That's Crafty! manufacture innovative products from MDF, acrylic, Mylar and white/greyboard. They have also recently added to their brand a range of fantastic photopolymer stamps.

New products for this year include 8x8 stencils, ‘Word Series’ stencils and MDF Uprights with lots more new products to be launched at the show.

RAGGED LIFE

Ragged Life

Stand BS06

Ragged Life with Elspeth Jackson, author of Rag Rugs, Pillows & More are the number one supplier of rag rug homeware, fashion and art, stocking a fantastic range of beginner’s rag rug kits including rugs, cushions, wreaths and more. Pick up a hook and get on board with the upcycling trend today!

THREADS inkjet printable fabrics

THREADS inkjet printable fabrics

Stand BS07

Print beautiful photos and designs on THREADS inkjet printable fabrics using your own printer as the ink binds to a special coating on the paper-backed fabric to create sharp, vivid images. Simply print, peel and sew!

Ottobre Design

Ottobre Design

Stand BS09

OTTOBRE design®– a fabulous pattern and fashion magazine for creative people!
Scandinavian styles, colorful prints and fresh contemporary designs - our magazines provide sewing patterns for the whole family. Each issue comes complete with superb fashion photos, clear, illustrated instructions, high-quality pattern sheets and professional sewing tips. Designed and printed in Rovaniemi, Finland since 2000, OTTOBRE design® is currently available in eight languages: Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Be inspired to sew!

Corinne Lapierre

Corinne Lapierre

Stand BS10

Designers of distinctive felt craft kits with woodland, retro and Scandinavian themes to inspire crafters of all abilities and those looking for an original gift. Lovingly assembled in Yorkshire, the kits are presented in signature craft boxes and contain everything needed for the project including soft wool-mix felt in luxurious shades. Corinne has been a familiar face on Create and Craft TV for four years and has published two hugely popular felt craft books with Search Press.

Beamers

Beamers

Stand BS11

Fabric covered wooden alphabet sets including small letters, small standing letters, large standing letters and bunting kits. Fabric iron-on letters and animals. Bespoke fretwork undertaken, please ask.

Flo-Jo

Flo-Jo

Stand BS12

Flo-Jo - creators of the bestselling Knicker Making Kit and producers of high-quality creative sewing kits are delighted to be showcasing their new range of sewing kits and specialist haberdashery.

 Sew La Di Da

Sew La Di Da

Stand BS08

Sew La Di Da is an independent pattern company specialising in patterns that are inspired by the romance of yester-year but sized to modern day body shapes. They will be introducing their new Heritage Collection - classic children's wear, and FROCKSTAR - newbie patterns aimed at the younger or less experienced dressmaker.

Patterns are printed on paper and instructions are easy to follow whether you are a beginner or a rusty return!

The Make Arcade

The Make Arcade

Stand BS03

The Make Arcade create little kits of DIY loveliness. They design and manufacture fun, quirky and modern craft kits - cross stitch, embroidery, sewing and jewellery and more. Made in the South West in their creative studio they are suitable for complete beginners or craft goddesses! The Make Arcade are passionate about crafting and making and want to make life more creative by passing on the practical skills needed to make things by hand and provide inspiration to make and create.

Craftique

Craftique

Stand BS02

A whole new brand in paper crafting industry! Craftique is thrilled to bring into the market a unique and high-quality art stamps and cards. What makes them unique is the playful illustrations from the big sister and the business know-how from the little sister.

Craftique offers designs that no other company can, and want to bring some happiness into peoples card making hobby.

Craftique

Beca Russell Designs

Stand BS04

Beca Russell Designs has taken the traditional craft of Quilling (the art of paper curling) and developed amazing Crazy Quilling Kits. From 3d Penguins to Unicorns from Cats to Trees these Crazy Quilling Kits are so unique they are a must for new and experienced crafters alike. Launched less than 6 months ago these kits have fascinated Kirstie Allsopp, appeared on TV and taken the crafting world by storm. Visit them to see why!

'Itch to Stitch' - a central feature of the needlework area at CHSI Stitches

Itch to Stitch Education Area with Royal School of Needlework

If you are looking to stock needlework in your store then a visit to the 'Itch to Stitch' area is a must!

New for 2017, we welcome Anne Butcher, Head of Studio & Education of the prestigious Royal School of Needlework who will be running the 'Itch to Stitch' Education Area. Anne has many years' experience in the needlework trade as a teacher, author and freelance embroiderer.

Along with her demonstrations, Anne will suggest ways to encourage your customers to rediscover needlecraft by running successful workshops in store, developing additional revenue from consumables and the upselling of tools and equipment.

Entaco Ltd, the home of John James needles, Madeira embroidery threads and Zweigart needlework fabrics are delighted once again to be sponsoring the Itch to Stitch area. Each company is recognized throughout the world for offering exceptional quality embroidery materials. The team, along with Anne, will be on-hand to share with you their many years of experience and expertise, and provide you with hints, tips and techniques to take back to your stores.

RSN Royal School of Needlework
Madeira UK
Zweigart
John James Needles
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