Willowpool Workshop Den

Learn the art of willow weaving with Willowpool Designs this Autumn 🍂

Willowpool Designs are traditional and contemporary willow artists. They provide a fascinating and interesting display of willow sculptures such as piglets, birds, hearts, magical willow stars and wands as well as shopping and log baskets. Plus dried willow flowers wreaths. Come and join a willow workshop and enjoy creating some beautiful sculptures.

Learn a new skill and create beautiful Autumnal decor in their sessions which will run 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm daily at our Farnborough International Show, 2nd – 4th September.

Please note, no advanced bookings for these workshops – spaces will be allocated at the show on a first come first served basis at the Willowpool Workshop Den.

Willowpool will have their beautiful creations on display for purchase as well as hosting live demonstrations throughout the day so be sure to pay them a visit!

Make & Takes

Don’t miss our exciting selection of Make & Takes. Each mini-workshop can be found and booked on exhibitors stands and often cost less than £5 – a great way to try before you buy! We advise booking at your selected stand on arrival at the show to secure your place. Choose from:

☆ Stampin’ Up!

☆ Art & Craft / Glitter Greetings

☆ Holly Berkley

☆ JP Crafts

☆ Marbling 4 Fun

☆ Julia Gahagan

☆ Decopatch

☆ Cheryl Steventon Glass

☆ Blockcraft

PLUS more to be announced!

Family History Federation

The Family History Federation is your “One Stop” for family history information. Visit their stand to pick up some giveaways plus a free copy of the My Family Tree Booklet. They publish and distribute a large variety of books.



National Needlework Archive

The NNA has a specialist collection of sewing samples reflecting the teaching of sewing over many years, At the Creative Craft Show they will be exhibiting a selection of these lovely samples to show the fine and intricate work all done in half scale.



Eau Brink Studio

Eau Brink Studio is a modern space in Norfolk established in 2016 by Textiles Artist Anita O’Neill. Whether you are a total beginner or you’ve been working on textile projects for a while you will be made welcome at Eau Brink Studio.



Pat Lumsdale

Pat has been teaching patchwork and related textile crafts for over 30 years. She spent a lot of her working life at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) Craft Advisor promoting crafts across the WI. Pat now teaches online for ‘Denman at Home’ and at the show she will be demonstrating patchwork and quilting techniques to inspire those just starting in the craft.


Amanda Hislop

Observation, imagination and inspiration inform Amanda’s evocative response to land sea sky and trees; drawing is a key element in her work. She delivers calm, creative workshops derived from her working practice combining paint, paper, fabric and stitch.



Mark Francis

Mark can be seen regularly on Sewing Street TV demonstrating his own patterns and those of many other brands too. He is also giving talks throughout the country, teaching workshops and bringing your great content with the brands Juki, Vlieseline and Native Lighting. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @sewmarkfrancis



Creative Den Workshops

A selection of crafting workshops, available to pre-book online. To make sure that you secure yourself a place on these popular sessions… More information coming soon!

Madeira Competition 2022 – Glimpses Of The Islands

A display of the winners and best of the rest from this year’s Madeira Embroidery Competition – Glimpses of the Islands. From the Seychelles to Santorini, the Caribbean to Capri or places closer to home, islands have to potential to transport us to our own personal paradise, whether it’s sublime beaches, luxuriant jungles, exotic wildlife or cultures – we asked entrants to show us their Glimpses of the Islands in a beautifully embroidered piece.