The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show is held on, or around my birthday each year, and its a tradition for me to go with my Mum. We’ve been going for what must be 15 years now and I look forward to it so much. It is a craft event that has stacks of craft stalls selling lovely goodies at the Westpoint centre in Exeter.

Every year they have a slightly different set of exhibitors – it seems to change as crafting trends come and go. This year they changed their name from ‘Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts’, to be ‘Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts’ and I was happy to see some of the papercrafting stuff had been replaced with more sewing and fabric, yay!

Rolls of dressmaking fabric

The Rosenberg Fabrics stand: Crammed with dressmaking fabric

Rolls of fabric on a table

This stand had everything from wool, and cotton, through to beautiful jerseys

This stand (unknown name!) had some great jerseys, and I picked up one of their reduced remnants to make another Agnes top.

Striped jersey fabric

I love stripes but hate the idea of pattern matching them – this striped jersey is perfect because the stripes go in all directions!

There was another fabric stand had the most wonderful selection of fabrics, I went back about three times and bought more from them. So many bargains to be had! I’ve picked up a lovely Ponte Roma geometric print in black, green and white, the softest jersey I have ever felt in a floral pattern, a soft and drapey black floral viscose and a floral fabric which I don’t know what it is, but its destined to be made into a Tilly and The Buttons ‘Bettine’ dress for my sister. How much were these fine dressmaking fabrics? A mere £4.95 a meter! I think the stand I got these from was called Lili Fabrics, however, when I’ve looked at their website they don’t sell the same fabrics online. What a shame!

I really fell in love with The Tartan Reel’s stand – they had the sweetest staff. I picked up some of the stunning Rifle Paper Co fat quarters, including the one below:

Alice in wonderland fabric

I treated myself to a couple of fat quarters of this sweet Rifle Paper Co Wonderland fabric

Knitted beach scene

This knitted beach was created to raise awareness of Alzheimers and Dementia

Balls of multicoloured wool

These balls of yarn at The Black Sheep stall almost had me reaching for my knitting needles!

I’m super eager to use the fabrics I bought here, and I know I’m going to love using them already – each one is earmarked for a project already! Also, I’m already looking forward to next years show of course 😉