Dates for The Stitch Festival 2023 are the 23rd – 26th March – register your interest now!


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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

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.

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 the 2022 Festival included

  • 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


Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor,

Zoe is the launch Editor of She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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