Unleash the creativity within you at Sewing for Pleasure – if sewing, knitting and patchwork are your passions, this spring visit the ultimate stitchers’ paradise - with all the latest supplies and ideas including must-have fabrics, fabulous yarns, patterns and threads; plus plenty to inspire and help refine your craft, including hands-on workshops, demonstrations and a chance to speak with the experts – you’re sure to leave with your imagination ignited with inspirational ideas!
Fashion & Embroidery is the definitive showcase for anyone passionate about embroidery and textile art. Find a wealth of exciting materials, threads and embellishments all under one roof, and enjoy an array of astounding exhibitions. Learn about courses, take part in a workshop; pick up tips from one of the many textile artists or take your seat for one of our exciting catwalk shows.
Visitors will also be able to explore the Hobbycrafts Show. Furthermore you will be able to visit the world renowned Cake International – The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show which opens Friday 17 – 19 March.
We have over 16,500 parking spaces at the NEC, which means less time searching for a spot and more time enjoying the show.
Best Western Plus Manor NEC Birmingham is a luxury hotel where excellence comes as standard. Set in the heart of the English countryside, yet just minutes away from the NEC.
From luxury resorts to simple rooms to please, you’ll find a host of hotels right on our doorstep. Head to our Visitors page to view your nearest options.
When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.
Popping in for a visit? Need to book a hotel? Head to our Visiting Us page for parking details, handy directions and to scope out all the bargains at Resorts World.Discover More
Avis is the official car and van rental partner to The NEC offering all event goers up to 15% off car hire and 10% off van hire anywhere in the UK.Discover more
Travel to your NEC event with Virgin Trains and we’ll give you 25% off Advance ticket fares. No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax.Discover more