Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts

Come along to Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts where you will find over 100 exhibitors offering you the best advice and all the latest products, ideas and innovations in the world of creative craft.  Take part in one of the FREE Quick & Easy Workshops and Talks that will leave you racing home to try your hand at a new craft.

The show features some of the sumptuous costumes from the hit ITV series, Downton Abbey with some of the finest examples of Edwardian costume splendour.  Featuring a beautiful collection, each outfit shows the exquisite needlework and craftsmanship that went into their design.  The collection includes dresses worn by Dame Maggie Smith (Dowager Countess of Grantham), Elizabeth McGoven (Countess of Grantham), Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) and the three daughters, Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil Crawley.

Continuing the theme of costume dramas, the Quilters Guild of the British Isles collection, The Romance of Words, is helping to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’.  Embracing the theme of romance in the written form, each quilt has captured the imagination of the maker and presents literal and lateral interpretations of the subject.

Poetry in Stitches will continue the collaboration of words and craft with the last round of this ever-popular project from the National Needlework Archive.  Inspired by poetry, textile artists have been asked to combine the two forms to complement each other.  This exhibit will feature some of the best and truly stunning interpretations.

Help to celebrate the best of British with the brand new Glimpses of Blighty display.  This exciting embroidery display will show the best entries from the latest prestigious Stitch/Madeira competition.  With everything from Routemaster buses, mini coopers and Mary Quant to red telephone boxes, the sunny seaside and afternoon tea, this will be a display that will leave you feeling proud to be British!

With all this and much more, make sure you pop along to Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show at The Brighton Centre this spring, Open from 09.30am – 17.00pm each day.

Tickets: Adults £7.50 on door (£5.50 advanced price) / Seniors £6.50 at door (£4.50 advanced price) / Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult (otherwise £3)

Some of the Sea Spray Hotel team will be attending this event !

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