Over 230 workshops

Our workshop programme lies at the heart of the show. With the help of some of the World’s best textile crafters we’ve put together a jam-packed programme of over 230 classes which cater to all abilities and interests.

Our workshops range from one-hour taster sessions to 90 minute, two-hour and three-hour masterclasses.

Sessions include rag-rugging, applique, macrame, needlefelting, fair isle knitting, machine sewing, embroidery, dressmaking and more.

Please note: We are trying to limit the amount of cash taken for workshops, show guides and merchandise and would encourage you to use a debit or credit card wherever possible. Most exhibitors will continue to accept cash but can take card payments too.


Workshop Highlights

NEW – Sewing Studio

Dressmaking technique classes from basics to couture – suitable for all dressmaking levels


baby lock workshop room

This is an ideal opportunity to get to grips with the wonders of an overlocker – which sews, trims and neatens seam allowances all in one go! You’ll master basic overlocking whilst getting the opportunity to play and learn with confidence.

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Brother Dressmaking studio

From techniques to garment making, learn essential dressmaking techniques from the experts.

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Useful information

Basic Sewing Kits – All students are asked to bring their own basic sewing kit to eliminate the need to share (embroidery scissors, pins, hand needles, dressmaking shears (if appropriate), marking pen, tape measure, black, white and grey general purpose threads).