The Big Craft Event will again have an area which will be alive with workshops and the sound of busy sewing machines and engaged chatter! We think they are really good value, particularly when you consider the variety of topics and the skill of the tutors.

The workshops will take place on the day, but whilst there might be some last minute space and availability, we strongly recommend that you book in advance. Also, if you book in advance and present your booking at the front desk, you will not have to pay an admission fee which saves you £2.50 (making the workshops even better value!). If you have not booked but you are hoping to take a place on a workshop, you will still need to pay to get in and if you book on the day, that admission is not refundable.

If you are attending a workshop, then of course you are absolutely entitled to spend as long at the event as you wish, enjoying all the inspiration around you. These workshops are very much a part of the Big Craft Event so feel very welcome to make a day of it, including some cake in the cafe! 

The workshops will be machine sewing, hand embroidery and felting sessions expertly run and managed by the lovely Sally of Needle & Thread Workshops using expert tutors and supported by Lincoln company Couling Sewing Machines. Both of these businesses are well-respected with a reputation for quality so we are delighted they were able to partner with us. Coulings will also have some of their fantastic top brand sewing machines for you to try including Brother, Janome, Bernina etc., so if you are thinking about upgrading your machine or starting out on your sewing journey and not sure about the right machine for you, you can 'have a go' and get some expert advice.

Needle & Thread Workshops is wholly managing the booking of the workshops but if you have any problems or general event queries, you are welcome to contact the organiser through the contact page.

We hope you'll be able to add to your day out by learning some new skills with Sally and her expert tutors.