CHSI Stitches is the UK’s leading craft trade show. For vital industry insight, the chance to network and forge new business connections as well as discover the latest must-stock products, this annual industry event is a must-visit. A packed programme of free seminars and workshops across the three days equips craft buyers and businesses with the knowledge they need to thrive.
The meeting place for the craft industry, CHSI Stitches brings together over 6,000 craft buyers with over 200 exhibitors and more than 100,000 products from across the globe each year.
Exclusive to CHSI Stitches and vital to every craft industry professional is the annual results of The Craft Report, providing overall industry trend data to exhibitors and visitors exclusively at the show.
More than 50 hours of free education is also on offer. Visitors can attend free, trade only workshop sessions focussed on teaching new techniques and imparting product knowledge to improve in store sales.
Plus a host of inspiration and learning opportunities across the Catwalk, #Trending Now, Bright Sparks and the Business Hub.
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