After a few weeks recovery from Alexandra Palace, our fat quarters boxes are ready to hit the road again for the Creative Craft Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and find us at F18.
This show originally started out as a paper craft show, but has increasingly opened its doors to most other crafts, and the range of products is more varied than any other show we do. There is quite literally everything a crafter could possibly want, beads, ribbons, knitting wool, pens, paper and even the occasional London based fabric shop. And it is actually just as big as the Festival of Quilts, so it’s a good thing we have had a few weeks to prepare ourselves.
So what are we loading into the van? First things first we have our usual five boxes of fat quarters varying from the colourful batiks all the way to our Scandi Christmas. As it’s one of the last shows before Christmas we will be taking a wide selection of Christmas fabrics on rolls too for either quilting or soft furnishing, for all those last minute craft projects.
As the nights have become colder and much darker, we will also be bringing lots of cosy warm fabrics. Our brushed cottons are ideal for making pyjamas for both adults and children; the Scotty Dogs has been especially popular.
A big success in previous years has been the fleece, so now we are loading our new polar fleece on to the van. This is always popular, but is even more so now we have used it on the back of our play mat quilts. Play mat quilts make a simple and easy Christmas present, and we have made ones with various prints from the classic road map to the Animal Alphabet.
We will also be taking a whole load of soft furnishing with us in case you wanted to whip up a few hand made presents, including the now back in stock due to popular demand Seagulls, which we have made into a particularly good cushion, even if we do say so ourselves. There will be something for everyone, from graphics prints to a few lovely panama plains.
After their incredibly popularity, both at Alexandra Palace and online, we have re-stocked our corduroys, particularly needle cords which are perfect for dress making and are so on trend at the moment.
Finally due to the continued fascination with Frida Kahlo, the inspired prints of her from Alexander Henry will be making their way to Birmingham too, especially as we have a new delivery with prints such as the Frida La Cantrina, which we are really pleased to have back in stock.
So come and find us on Stand F18, we look forward to seeing you.
In the meantime, take a look at our online fabric store!