NEXT DATE: Sunday 12 November 2017.

Discover over 130 quality local and regional crafters presenting their own work plus a few quality sellers of craft supplies, inspirational workshops and the chance to try the latest Coulings Sewing Machines.

Many people do a lot of their Christmas shopping at the Big Craft Event! Our crafters and sellers have been chosen with care for their skill and originality so you will find something unique and special. We don't allow any 'bought in'. Every craft you see will be made by the person the other side of the table, who will be only too pleased to share their passion with you, answer your crafting queries and inspire you to try a new craft for yourself. Our sellers of craft supplies are full of knowledge and will be ready to inspire you, help you and guide you. Workshops offer machine sewing, hand embroidery and felting workshops for all levels.

Take the time to chat and discover unique and beautiful gifts. Explore the joy in hand-made items, which have never seen the inside of a freight container and have been created out of talent or a knack. With an increase in the popularity of 'upcycling', some of the items you see will be created out of vintage or redundant goods, sometimes giving a new lease of life to things which would otherwise have gone to landfill. Alongside emerging trends in craft, expect to see extraordinary traditional skills, some with a contemporary edge, and some of our crafters will be demonstrating their skills. 

If the penny hasn't dropped with you about craft and why more and more of us are falling in love with it, come along and see for yourself not only lovely items but the notion that we all have it in us to make something, no matter how simple, and it's fun to have a go.

Choose the perfect gift, be inspired and support artisan skills at Lincoln's Big Craft Event! You could even make this the year you try something new or develop your talents at one of our workshops.