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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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Spring Quilt Festival
Wonderful displays of quilts to see, plenty of shopping opportunities and experts to 'show you how'.
27th to 29th January 2017 

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 

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
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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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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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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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

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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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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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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October

Shetland Wool Week 2016
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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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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November

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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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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