Don’t Miss: February’s Creative Crafts Show!


Creative Crafts Show


Don’t miss this February’s Creative Crafts Show at the Crowne Plaza Resort, Five Lakes, during the Valentine’s weekend.

Book your tickets online today with code FFGB2 at and redeem your voucher at the show itself for a free goody bag packed with craft products worth over £20! The closing date for advanced bookings is 6th February, so be sure to book your tickets now.

The show, which runs from February 12th-14th (10.00am – 5.00pm), offers an amazing mix of crafts for anyone who loves  to knit,  quilt, stitch, crochet, enjoys paper crafts, stich craft, painting, card making or sugarcraft. Visitors can browse more than 70 stands of craft goodies, watch free demonstrations, or book and join workshops and Make & Take sessions. For 2015, there are some great new exhibitors, fabulous new workshops and designs not to be missed.


New workshops include:

woven buttonsBeautiful Things Workshops – 
Claire Mackaness will be running four workshops every day with new designs. Choose from wire wrapped rings, button bracelets, beaded crochet, woven buttons and wet felt soaps, or try them all !

Sugarcraft with Ann Pickard – Renowned sugarcraft expert and author Ann Pickard will be running a series of workshops throughout the show. Try your hand at making sugarcraft models – cute dogs, lovebird in a nest, teddy bear and duck or 4 easy cupcake ideas. Take home what you make – just £5 per person.

Fantasia Textiles – textiles and mixed media workshops; try fabric postcards, altered canvas, beautiful bowls or shabby chic accessories.

Blockwork Workshops – This is the ancient Indian art of decorating fabric or paper with handcarved printing blocks. Visitors can block print a tote bag or make their own giftwrap.


Popular favourites:

AbbieAnne Patchwork has a lovely new Daisy Shadow design for her FreeFlo Shadow Applique workshops. Or try her very popular ‘Pile & Plunder’ machine reverse applique.

polymer claysBirdy Heywood – Polymer Clay workshops, decorate a cutlery set or design and create a pendant.

Why not try these:

  • make a glass sun katcher
  • have fun with embroidery
  • fabric fusing
  • felt embroidery
  • sit ‘n’ knit
  • flower jewellery with festival of Japan
  • make do and mend drop-in sessions.

With some 70 exhibitors under one roof, the show is the perfect chance for anyone to try something new for 2015, keen crafters will love show offers for supplies of their favourite craft items, visitors can meet local crafters, get advice and insipiration. Under 16s are free when accompanied by an adult and can enjoy the demonstrations and some of the craft workshops as well.

Venue: The Crowne Plaza Resort, Five Lakes, nr Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CM9 8HX.  Free parking onsite.


We have ten pairs of tickets to give away to our readers. Click over to our Creative Crafts Show competition now for your chance to win.

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