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Forthcoming crafting events 2017

2017 is going to be a busy year for the crafting community, with an abundance of events we can all look forward to. Here are just a small handful of exciting events taking place throughout the year.

January

Waltham Abbey Wool Show
Enjoy a stroll around the stalls featuring crochet, yarn, stitch and much more!
Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX
Sunday 15th January 2017
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February

Craft Hobby & Stitch
Europe's largest and most influential dedicated trade show for the art, craft, needlecraft and hobby sector.
NEC, Birmingham
19-21 February 2017
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Knit and Stitch 2017
Southern needle crafters can again enjoy a dedicated exhibition showcasing all aspects of needlecraft, stitch craft and wool craft, all under one roof.
FIVE, Farnborough GU14 6XL
24th and 25th February 2017
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Spring Quilt Festival, Harrogate
Come and enjoy a fabulous selection of work by well-known quilters and textile artists.
Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ
24th - 26th February 2017
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March

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is the ideal place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies. Expect workshops, exhibitions and plenty of supplies to buy.
Olympia Central, London.
2nd - 5th March 2017
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Stitch and Craft
Second time for this show at the Three Counties Showground. The show will feature a big range of craft hobbies, including sewing, cross-stitch, embroidery, patchwork & quilting, knitting, card-making, paper-craft, stamping, beading, crochet, sugarcraft and more!
Severn Exhibition Hall, Three Counties Showground, WR13 6NW
9th to 11th March 2017
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Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Enjoy all things yarn and knitting and spend a few days in our beautiful Unesco World Heritage city.
Edinburgh Corn Exchange
10th and 11th March 2017
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April

British Craft Trade Fair
BCTF has been promoting British hand-made giftware for 40 years, longer than any other trade fair in the UK.
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
2nd - 4th April 2017
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Wonderwool Wales 2017
A great family day out with hands-on woolschool workshops and events showcasing the best in Welsh and British wool and natural fibres.
Royal Welsh Showground, Lianelwedd, Builth Wells
22nd - 23rd April 2017
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May

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show
A new venue for this popular show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies.
HIC, Harrogate
11th to 13th May 2017
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Wool @J13
An event for all wool lovers and anyone who likes knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, needle or wet felting. With around 20 selected suppliers, predominantly local, who will be offering a wide range of goods.
Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE
13th and 14th May 2017
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June

Leeds Wool Festival
The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship!
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
Saturday 3rd June 2017
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The Contemporary Craft Festival
The Contemporary Craft Festival has grown from 4,000 to 8,000 visitors since it started and has become one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed craft events in the UK.
Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon
9-11 June 2017
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Big Woolly Weekend
Big woolly weekend is a nationwide celebration of all things Woolly. Organised by Bergere De France, the Big Woolly weekend ties together two awareness days Knitting in Public Day and Yarn Bombing Day.
10th - 11th June 2017
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Woolfest2017
The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship!
Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre | Cockermouth | Cumbria | CA13 0QQ.
23rd and 24th June 2017
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Nation Quilt Championships
The National Quilt Championship is an open competitive quilt show featuring well know artists from all over the world. Includes a variety of exhibitors and workshops available for all your textile needs.
Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road,Esher Surrey, KT10 9AJ
23rd - 25th June 2017
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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show
The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops.
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
30th - 2nd July 2017
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July

The British Wool Show
Whatever your chosen craft there will be exciting treasures for you to discover as you explore the stands at the show.
Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, North Yorkshire,
YO7 3AB
8th-9th July 2017
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Pomfest
Shop bespoke knitting wares, from beautiful hand dyed yarns to luxury notions. With a curated line-up of indie dyers, specialist producers, and international brands that have adorned the pages of PomPom since day one.
Studio Spaces, 110 Pennington Street, London E1W 2BB
14th-15th July 2017
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Crafting Live
If you are an experienced crafter or you’ve only just started, there are projects that you can either follow step by step or add your own personal touch to. Learn lots of new techniques, make new friends and be inspired.
The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB
15th-16th July 2017
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Yarningham
Yarningham is a 2 day marketplace for dyers and independent producers from the UK and beyond. It also features a programme of workshops led by industry specialists.
Stirchley Baths, Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT
16th -17th July 2017
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August

Yarnfolk Festival of Wool
A new event in Northern Ireland dedicated to all things fibre. The aim is to showcase the best of both local and international fibre arts. Yarnfolk will be a haven for knitters, crocheters, spinners and all fibre enthusiasts!
Whitehead, Northern Ireland
5th August 2017
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Festival of Quilts
Visit Europe's leading quilt show where you can view over 1,000 amazing quilts as well as stocking up on fabric and other quilting suppliers from the 300+ exhibitors.
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 13th August
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The Pop-Up Wool Show
As a lover of yarn and all things woollen, you are invited to visit the showcases lovingly prepared to inspire and feed your creative side.
Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 5DH
19th August 2017
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Henley Handmade Fair
Explore marquees and outdoor markets filled with handmade jewellery, homewares, clothing and more – all lovingly created by specialist Craftspeople.
Stonor Park Henley on Thames RG9 6HF Oxfordshire
25th -28th August 2017
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September 

Great Northern Needlecraft & Quilt Show
Patchwork and quilting exhibition and needlecraft with trade stands selling all items within the needlecraft trade.
The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ
1st - 3rd September 2017
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Westcountry Quilt Show
The West Country Quilting show feature a huge array of workshops and classes alongside the fantastic galleries across the 3 days.
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
1st -3rd September 2017
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The Sewing, Stitching and Hobbycrafts Show
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops.
EventCity, Manchester, M41 7TB
7th - 9th September 2017
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Weald of Kent Handmade Fair
Explore marquees and outdoor markets filled with handmade jewellery, homewares, clothing and more – all lovingly created by specialist Craftspeople.
Penshurst Place, Nr. Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG
8th -10th September 2017
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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show
The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops.
Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
21st -24th September 2017
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Yarndale
Described as a "creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful", Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and passionate exhibitors.
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD
23rd - 24th September 2017
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Shetland Wool Week 2017
Shetland Wool Week is a celebration of Britain's most northerly native sheep, Shetland's textile industries and rural farming communities.
Shetland Museum & Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0WP
23rd Sept - 1st Oct 2017
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October

The Knitting & Stitching Show
Enjoy a great day out with stitching workshops and craft shows.
Alexandra Place, London
11th - 15th October 2017
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West Wales Wool Festival
Here you will find all things woolly from beautifully hand crafted items to the equipment needed to make at home. Packed with live demonstrations throughout the day and interactive workshops.
The Queens Hall, Narberth, Pembrokeshire.
Saturday 14th October 2017
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Bakewell Wool Gathering
Bakewell Wool Gathering is a festival for wool and yarn lovers, based at Bakewell Agricultural Centre in the Peak District. The Gathering has gone from strength to strength each year since its launch in 2013.
Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH
14th -15th October 2017
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Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017
There will be local musicians performing live, fashion shows and lots of inspiration!
Inverness Ice Centre, Inverness, IV3 5SR
13th - 15th October 2017
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Make and Create Hobby Fair
A one stop shop for all crafty enthusiasts! Discover new treads and keep up to date with the industry latest news and innovations. See a host of suppliers and a great selection of products for makers, artists and designers.
Holiday Inn Brighton, Seafront 137, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF
22nd October 2017
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Crafts for Christmas
A high-end gifts and crafts shopping experience; don’t miss out on the chance to find exclusive Christmas gifts – and even get them gift-wrapped. There’s so much on offer you’ll be spoilt for choice and won’t go away empty handed!
SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW
26th -29th October 2017
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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at Christmas
The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops all with the added festivity of christmas.
SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW
26th -29th October 2017
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November

Simply Christmas: The Crafty Christmas Show
Simply Christmas is a unique event that brings together exclusive ranges of both bespoke, unusual gifts and perfect presents carefully selected to inspire and delight you.
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
2nd -5th November 2017
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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at Christmas
The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops all with the added festivity of christmas.
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
2nd-5th November 2017
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The Knitting & Stitching Show
The definitive event for anyone with a love for stitch and crafts.
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin
9th - 11th November 2017
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Nottingham Yarn Expo 2017
Whether you are shopping for delectable artisan hand-dyed yarn, haberdashery or gorgeous designer patterns there is something for everyone!
Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University, Burton St, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
11th-12th November 2017
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Simply Christmas: The Crafty Christmas Show
Simply Christmas is a unique event that brings together exclusive ranges of both bespoke, unusual gifts and perfect presents carefully selected to inspire and delight you.
ExCeL, London, E16 1XL
16th-18th November 2017
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The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at Christmas
The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts is where you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! Discover new products and innovations, watch demonstrations and take part in workshops all with the added festivity of christmas. Click here for more information.
ExCeL, London, E16 1XL
16th -18th November 2017
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The Knitting and Stitching Show
Featuring hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries, as well as over 200 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies.
Harrogate international centre, King's Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA
23rd-26th November 2017
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If you have any events this year that you would like adding to our list, please email andrew@worldofwool.co.uk.

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