Why Visit?

CHSI Stitches is the hub of the UK creative craft industry and visitors represent buyers from across the spectrum of the industry, ranging from independents to multiple retailers and manufacturers to wholesalers. Trade buyers attends in their thousands for an abundance of business opportunities, product and trend inspiration, complimentary education and expert advice and networking.

 

Major new craft research

Following the resounding success of the inaugural Craft Report in 2018, a brand new and updated Craft Report II has been commissioned and will once again be presented exclusively at CHSI Stitches.  This extensive independent research will provide further insights into UK crafters and the craft industry. 

 

Over 200 Craft Exhibitors

Suppliers from across the globe come together to showcase new products and innovations from the creative industries.

The New Product Catwalk

Suppliers from across the globe come together to showcase new products and innovations from the creative industries. Grab a front row seat at the free catwalk show, running daily, for a first-hand glimpse of the latest creative trends for the coming season.

Bright Sparks Pavilion

The perfect place to discover exciting new products from innovative start-ups.

The Stitching Forum

Sponsored by Madeira, Zweigart and the Royal School of Needlework – the place to solve all your stitching needs and questions.

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Workshops and Demos

Trade only sessions designed to introduce you to new products and help you improve your sales in store. Workshops bookable in advance and demos simply turn up and take a seat!

Seminars and Education

A comprehensive and complimentary educational programme has been curated and is available to all visitors.  With speakers ranging from esteemed retail and brand experts to high profile influencers and trend-setters. 

 

 

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Free Parking

All visitors to CHSI stitches can

park at no charge at the NEC, Birmingham.

Free WIFI

All visitors to CHSI stitches can

use WiFi at no charge at the NEC, Birmingham.