5 reasons to plan a trip to The Stitch Festival 2022

After a pause in the planning during the pandemic, London’s trendiest craft and textile event is set to go ahead in 2022. The jam-packed gathering will be filled with dressmaking, stitching and yarn craft workshops and galleries – here are 5 reasons to book your ticket, pronto!

The Stitch Festival 2022

Head to the Stitch Festival at The Business Design Centre from 3rd – 6th March 2022 to enjoy four days of demos, workshops, displays and a fabulous shopping experience for sewing and craft lovers!

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Shop from your favourite craft and textile suppliers, be inspired by quirky textile displays and take part in a huge choice of fun workshops.

In 2020 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show had a revamp – and as if by magic, The Stitch Festival was born. The show’s first year was hampered by the pandemic, but we’re excited to reveal the event is set to take place in real life in Spring 2022.

Here’s our top 5 things to watch out for from Spring’s hottest craft festival.

The Stitch Festival crafters

1. Build your stitchy stash!

Find must-have craft products and shop from 100+ quality exhibitors selling patterns, fabric, thread, yarn, kits, haberdashery, sewing machines and more!

Fabric Fat Quarters The Stitch Festival

2. The Stitch Stage

We can’t wait to dive into a jam-packed programme of free demos, talks and Q&As will be presented by some of your best loved sewing celebrities including Lisa Comfort, John Scott and a number of your favourite Bees as seen on TV!

3. Hundreds of workshops

Choose from hundreds of workshops covering machine sewing, free motion, embroidery, hand stitching, weaving, dyeing, knitting, crochet, wet and needle felting. We also have a dedicated Dressmaking Studio sponsored by Brother and a dedicated Overlocker classroom sponsored by baby lock.

4. The dressmaking competition

Enter your designs in one of four categories for the chance to model your creation on the catwalk and to win some fabulous prizes! Entries will also be on display at the show.

5. Displays and collections

A few of our picks of 2022 highlights at the Festival will include

  • Sew Over It with a collection of garments made from their stylish sewing patterns
  • Jo Avery presents Modern Crewel Embroidery from her new book
  • TOFT present crocheted dolls to celebrate Women Who Made History
  • Emma Congdon (@stitchrovia) presents a collection of contemporary cross stitch
  •  The Great British Quilter present quilts from the Mini Quilt Challenge

Save money on tickets!

The Stitch Festival takes place from the 3rd – 6th March 2022 at the Business design Centre in London. Quote GATHERED22 to buy tickets for £12.50. Booking fees and terms & conditions apply. To book visit www.thestitchfestival.co.uk

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Head to our Craft Events page for more upcoming diary dates!

Plan your visit safely

The event organisers are working hard to make sure you can visit safely and have put a number of measures in place to ensure the show offers more space than normal. They also ask all attendees to adhere to a COVID commitment before purchasing tickets, to help reduce the risk of virus transmission at the show. 

The Stitch Festival March 2022