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Towerlands Park, Braintree, Essex
17th – 19th February 2011
Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
The largest Stitch & Creative Crafts Show yet comes to Essex

The Stitch and Creative Crafts Show at Towerlands Park, Braintree is the latest show to be added to our portfolio of popular and successful Stitch and Creative Craft Shows that take place around the UK. It’s time to indulge your passion for everything crafty. You will discover exciting new ideas to try at home whether you are an experienced crafter, beginner or simply looking for a new hobby, you will be inspired when you visit the Show.

You can develop your crafting skills at one of many workshops with Best Craft Personality Stephanie Weightman and renowned artist Nancy Watt. There will also be other Guest Crafting Celebrities and Experts; Workshops; Make & Take Sessions; On-Stand Demonstrations; Advice Centres and Competitions. You will meet a wide selection of exhibitors with all the latest in cross-stitch; sewing; card making; needlecraft; knitting; patchwork; quilting; scrapbooking; ribbon craft; papercrafts; stamping; beading and many more popular stitch and creative crafts.

Features at the Show this January include; Silk Painting Workshops run by the Essex Guild of Silk Painters who will be offering ‘have a go’ sessions. For as little as £2.50 this is the ideal chance to try your hand at silk painting to produce a panel for a stunning greetings card. Knitting, Crochet & Felting workshops hosted by the , run daily for all levels of ability. Make & Takes run by expert crafters in a broad spectrum of craft mediums and plenty of on-stand demonstrations offering lots of great ideas to inspire all crafters, from the beginner to the enthusiast!

You can discover the intricacies of wearing a traditional Japanese ceremonial kimono with live demonstrations throughout the day. There will be also be displays from The Essex Guild of Silk Painters, Braintree Wool Gatherers Knitting Club, Quilters Guild of the British Isles, Guild of Machine Knitters, The Federation of Essex WI’s to name but a few.

The exhibition is the perfect place to see, try and buy all your creative craft supplies. There are also many ready-made gifts on sale, which will be great either for you or as gifts. Things to buy include craft materials; craft kits; machines; yarns; patterns; cards; pictures and books. Visitors will also have the opportunity to pick up special offers and show bargains. There are lots of free parking spaces and a free shuttle bus from Braintree City Centre Train Station.

Admission prices are £7.50 adults, £6.50 concessions and accompanied children under 16 are free of charge. Reader Offer – Book in advance using promotional code PR1 and you can save £2, half price catalogue voucher and be entered free of charge into a prize draw to win up to £300 worth of craft vouchers* (*Redeemable at the show only). Tickets for the show and Stephanie and Nancy’s workshop sessions can be booked in advance at or by calling 01822 617744.

Prize: Win one of ten pair of tickets for The Stitch and Creative Crafts Show, Towerlands Park.

This competition is now closed. The winners are as follow:
Diane Williams, Middlesex, TW13
Claire Woods, Norwich, NR13
Pam Wells, Hullbridge, SS5
Karen Walkden, Essex, CM7
Salman Jamil, Wimbledon, SW19
Carol Watson, London, W5
Olivia Demosthenous, London, N1
Vera Staff, Braintree, CM7
Cathy Gordon, Southampton, SO19
Lucy Wilson, Peterborough, PE2

More Necessary Info:
– The winners must be aged 18 or over.
– Proof of identity and age may be required.
– Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
– All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
– Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.
– First correct answer out of the Editor’s hat wins the prize.
– Winners’ full names, cities of residence and first part of their postcodes will be published on this page when the competition ends.
– Details will be sent to the winner.
– LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution.
– The Editor’s decision is final.
– There is no cash alternative.