So we visited the NEC, Birmingham on Friday the 4th November to check out The Stitching Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show and wow there were some lovely stands! Heaving with inspiration, we really enjoyed looking around and chatting to some lovely people and learning about their businesses and what they enjoy about craft.
Here at Adam Ross, we all have an interest in all kinds of crafts, from card making to weaving, anything remotely related immediately perks our ears up, so you can imagine how much we would have enjoyed the show.
We really wanted to blog about the event and some of our finds, so we hope you enjoy having a read and looking at what made us go ‘Ooo’!
From a visual aspect, some of the stands were displayed beautifully, giving us that itch to get creating. With so many ideas floating around, this event really got our creative juices flowing of how our fabrics can be used. There were multiple projects and live demonstrations and as a team, we agreed that you were bound to find a project at the event which would suit at least one of our fabrics.
We also came across a company selling blocks for printing. Of course, the block printing pineapple caught our eye, reminding us of our very own popular pineapple chiffon which is an in house favourite. Some of the block designs and fabrics displayed were really sweet and they also had a sense of nostalgia, reminding us of block printing at school in art classes.
The fabrics we came across ranged from all kinds of prints, textures and finishes. Naturally we felt rather excited by this as we just love fabric! Some of the Liberty prints caught our attention too. Renowned for their prints it was great to see a mix of their fabrics at the show, displayed with other reasonably priced ranges.
We definitely had a lovely time looking around at all of the other stands and hopefully we can exhibit in the future, but for now looking and appreciating the world of craft and sewing will tie us over well until the next event.