tickets workshops
  Entry Tickets and lots of Workshops are available to purchase now A full range of workshops will be available to book nearer the show date. You will need to purchase an entry ticket to take part in a workshop or talk/demo. Please bring your ticket with you – you need to print out the […]

Tickets & Workshops

A natural dye talk / demonstration with Christine Lewis Christine Lewis is a botanical dyer; she coaxes colour from plants, barks, flowers and kitchen waste to dye textiles and paper from which she creates homewares and accessories. The process by its very nature is slow and cannot be hurried, the perfect antidote to today’s fast […]

Talk/Demo: Saturday 5PM to 6PM

Traverse Traverse is a group of textile artists, working with varied styles, mediums and techniques; our name comes from the way we like to approach a theme – moving or looking sideways, seeking different perspectives. Within mixed media, we each have our favourites, including working with paper, metal, hand-dyed fabric, felt, 3D and fashion, using […]

Exhibitors 2019

Here is a list of some of the traders who will be at the 2019 show. If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know. Days for Girls What if the answer to poverty lies in a cloth bag? It does, Days for […]

Traders 2019

Stash-Busting – donate your long-forgotten stash, UFOs (unfinished objects) for charity. This year we are giving you the opportunity to get rid of all those projects that have been sitting in your workrooms and cupboards for a very long time and are still not even started, let alone finished! We will run a stall for […]


Please complete the form below to register your interest in exhibiting at the Big Textile Show, Exhibitors will receive two free entry tickets and any extra helpers will receive half-price entry. Exhibitors are not traders. If you wish to sell items from your exhibition, please contact us.

Exhibitor sign-up 2019

how to find us
Don’t Forget that clocks go back at 2AM on the Sunday! How to find us: Leicester Racecourse. LE2 4AL

How to find us

Here is some of the fabulous food and drink we have on offer. Lucy’s Food (Claire van Dijk) Bakes and Cakes Danish Pastries, Homemade Cheese Scones. Rich Chocolate Brownie, Pumpkin Flapjack Orange & Almond Cake (Gluten Free), Rose & Poppy Seed Cake Those above and many more, from £2.00 Wraps, Baguettes and Cobs Traditional Coronation […]

Food and Drink

stall booking
The Big Textile Show is now in its SEVENTH year! Saturday 26th (9:30AM-5PM) and Sunday 27th (9:30AM-4PM) OCTOBER 2019. NB: The Show is opening at 09:30 this year. Venue: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL The show will cater for all textile mediums and we aim to appeal to all those interested in textile crafts. […]

Traders Sign-up Here

Information requested from Workshop tutors We pay tutors £25 per hour and we pay for materials used. The selling price of a workshop is defined by the length of the course, the number of people you can teach (up to 20) and the cost of the materials which you provide.

Workshop TUTOR sign-up 2019

Great Reviews for our Shows 2018 Local event, mix of local and further afield exhibitors and traders. All good quality. I particularly liked the variety of exhibits. Variety of textile arts. People actually crafting in the main hall and the workshops. Range of workshops available and the demos and free or cheaper workshops available in […]

Great reviews!