Block Printing Mini Workshop

The Arty Crafty Place will be running taster block printing workshops every hour on their stand No.  F55

Print your own tea towel / tote bag / fabric pieces using the fabulous hand carved Indian printing blocks.

The cost is £5 per session including all materials.


On stand G7 Judith from Sure-Fit Designs UK will be demonstrating the Sure-Fit Designs Pattern Fitting System.  She will show you how you can create patterns that fit you property using your own body measurements.

You will also be able to have a go at moving darts on a pattern to create your own designs.These demonstrations and practical exercises will be run regularly throughout the day.

Fabric Collage workshop at Excel on stand G48

Thurs – Sun: 1.5hrs Cost £15 Times:10-11.30am / 12 -1.30pm / 2 -3.30pm

Using literal scraps of fabric and the free motion come and make a beautiful flower fabric collage.

Please book in advance direct with Sew n Beads Email:

*Sew n Beads are offering a discount of 20% for any classes booked at the excel with a paid deposit.


Join Leicestershire Craft Centre on stand D27.


They will be running some demos on their stand on ways to use up scrap fabric – you can even have a go yourself.

They will be demonstrating patchwork, rag rugging and upcycling mens shirts.

On stand H1 Melissa Fehr,

FehrTrade founder, designer, and marathon runner will be demonstrating activewear sewing techniques throughout the show, including tips like sewing stretchy seams on a standard sewing machine, a “no-casing” waistband that won’t twist
around, and advice on choosing activewear fabrics.

She’ll also be demonstrating tricks from her upcoming “Sew Your Own Activewear” book, like how to sew a trendy exposed elastic waistband, and three different elastic finishes to make your activewear look podium-ready!

Free Pattern Making Class with Lutterloh-System on stand D43

Learn pattern making in minutes with „The Golden Rule“ from Lutterloh-System® and receive 3 pattern designs for free.