11-13 September 2014: EventCity, Manchester
23-26 October 2014: SECC, Glasgow
6-9 November 2014: NEC, Birmingham
28-30 November 2014: ExCel, London
One of the UK’s biggest creative crafts events, with exhibitors offering the latest craft inspiration and advice at each show. Keep your eyes peeled for a new Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch show running alongside April's ExCel, London, event - it will an feature inspiring showcase of textile art displays and all of the latest stitching supplies, demonstrations and talks. Look out in general for catwalk fashion shows, textile heaven at the Dressmakers' Pattern Bar, advice and top tips in the Sewing Hub, and a vast array of exhibitions and workshops.
For more information visit www.ichfevents.co.uk
4-6 April 2014: Manchester Central
September 2014 (date to be confirmed): Earl's Court, London
At the UK's favourite baking exhibition you can browse hundreds of stands selling the latest in sugar and baking crafts, meet the contestants from The Great British Bake Off, take part in expert-led classes and shop for delicious artisan produce. This year in Manchester look out for what's planned to be the biggest cake installation the UK has ever seen - a jungle made of cake and sugar!
For more information visit thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk/manchester/
7-10 August 2014: NEC, Birmingham
Patchwork heaven! The leading quilt show in Europe, The Festival of Quilts has earned a reputation over the past 10 years as the largest, most inspiring quilt event around. Visit The Quilt Academy, a programme of nearly 100 masterclasses, workshops and lectures, shop from over 300 suppliers, or browse exhibitions - plus there's evening entertainment with fashion shows.
For more information visit www.twistedthread.com
9-12 October 2014: Alexandra Palace, London
30 October - 2 November 2014: RDS, Dublin
20-23 November 2014: Harrogate International Centre
Anyone interested in textile crafts should visit this show - and it does get really packed, so prepare to be mown down by determined visitors on the hunt for cross-stitch kits!
As well as hundreds of exhibitors selling everything from Scottish yarn to sewing machines, there's a vast array of workshops teaching you how to craft, plus stunning exhibitions from textile artists.
Fore more information visit www.twistedthread.com
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There's bound to be a craft festival in your neck of the woods. Coming up this year, for instance, you'll find the Pretty Dandy Flea vintage arts and crafts market in Nottingham, and the ever-popular outdoor spring and summer Craft and Design Shows in Tonbridge, Kent, and Henley on Thames from the team behind Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts.
For more information visit www.gogomargo.com
9-12 October 2014: Manchester
27 April; 7 December 2014: Manchester
For the last six years this festival has celebrated craft in the north of England. Showcasing over 160 designer makers selected for their excellence in everything from ceramics to glass, wood, paper, metal, product design and print making, it's well worth a visit. Plus little sister event The Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will be taking place in spring and at Christmas.
For more information visit www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk
13-14 December 2014: London
This trendy international craft fair takes place annually, travelling from city to city in the US but also, magically, popping up in London each winter. With a focus on imaginative indie and DIY crafting, it's a fantastic place for inspiration and supplies alike.
For more information visit www.renegadecraft.com/london
12-16 November 2014: Business Design Centre, London
20-23 November 2014: SECC, Glasgow
27-30 November 2014: Harrogate International Centre
With spring and, later this year, Christmas fairs, the Country Living Magazine events are packed with high quality stalls from Britain's talented crafters and not to be missed. There's a special offer of 25% off advance tickets for Allaboutyou.com readers this year - quote CL14S3 when booking and pay just £12 instead of the full price of £16.50 on the door. Perfect for Christmas shopping (and a few treats for yourself of course!)
Visit www.countrylivingfair.com for more information.