International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd was established in 1976. From small beginnings concentrating on trade exhibitions the company now runs eighteen consumer and craft supply shows and two trade shows. These cover all aspects of needlework and crafts in six cities around the UK as well as prestigious craft fairs at indoor and outdoor venues. Also Europes leading trade show for the creative craft industry and an education show in the field of Design and Technology with Information Computing Technology.
I went along with a view to gaining a little inspiration for my very new paper crafting business. I wasn't expecting a massive number of paper crafting stalls as, after all, it was predominantly for fabric oriented industry, but I was really disappointed at how few there actually where. If my business was more geared towards fabric it would have been incredible. It wasn't a total waste though. Some of the creative ways the vendors displayed their fabrics gave me a few ideas, but this is really not geared up for paper craft in the grander scheme of things unless you need a new cutting die or backing paper, but stock and stalls, as I mentioned earlier, were very limited.
It was a lovely day out-only regret was that one of our favourite exhibitors Goossen Bags was not there. We did think the teas & coffes were grossly overpriced & of poor quality from the Horsebox-one of us had hot chocolate which was very weak & tasteless-hot drinks v overpriced & slow service from the Horsebox-sorry screen has got stuck so this will not read well-
Great event. Very pleased u had more fabric stalls this year. However this year and previous I think u need more seats for our lunch breaks. Some people usually have no choice but to sit on the floor while having their brews and butties.
4 Elizabeth Polland Reviewed Crafts for Christmas Glasgow on 18 Nov 2018 Harris Tweed assessories and hand woven assessories at KelticFaerie Crafts
The event venue is good but catering very poor No foods available for people with food allergy and catering staff had no knowledge of the allergy information in foods they were serving so bring your own food if you have allergies.
Definitely aimed at the older lady - I was hoping to be inspired by some creative ideas for the young - in fact I went to ask for my entry money back as I was so disappointed - it even smelt of old ladies but the queue was so long I couldn't be bothered.
I much prefered when the craft/Jewellry sections were seperate from the Gift and Charity Sections as gave more room to browse and felt less hurried.Doubt I will return due to present format and many others felt the same, sadly.