Here is a list of some of the traders who will be at the 2018 show. If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know. Stitch Sainte Luce   Stitch Sainte Luce is a women’s embroidery business project in Madagascar, Africa. This charity […]

Traders 2018

tickets workshops
  Entry Tickets and Workshops are available now You will need to purchase an entry ticket to take part in a workshop. Please bring your ticket with you – you need to print out the ticket from the “order completion” web page. Entry ticket prices (FREE car parking) £9.00 Adult (online) £10.00 Adult (on the door) […]

Tickets & Workshops

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 […]


great BIG sewing bee
Saturday 27th October 2018. The Great BIG Sewing Bee The Big Textile Show, Leicester Racecourse The Prize A £100 voucher to spend at the show. Design Brief To make and complete a top and skirt suitable for an Afternoon Tea Party. Terms of Reference Teams will be comprised of up to 4 people. Entry will […]

The Great BIG Sewing Bee

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

Don’t Forget that clocks go back at 2AM on the Sunday! Venue for 2018 – Leicester Racecourse. The Ticket Desk is at The KUBE building Show Times: Saturday 27 (9:30-17:00) and Sunday 28 (9:30-16:00) October 2018. Workshop Timings: All timings will be shown on the workshop description.

Show Times

how to find us
Don’t Forget that clocks go back at 2AM on the Sunday! How to find us:

How to find us

  Poppy Appeal – make a Poppy with the WI. This year, the centenary of the end of WW1, we support the Royal British Legion and their world famous Poppy Appeal. Please come and join the ladies of the WI and make your own knitted or crochet Poppy, all for a donation to the Poppy […]

Poppy Appeal – make a Poppy

If you came to last year’s show you will not have forgotten the fabulous food and drink we had on offer. 2018 is even better! 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 […]

Food and Drink

Demonstrations Sandra Jenkins Creative Textiles   Demonstrating the use of the Embellishing Machine used to create colour and pattern  


silk route
Here is a list of traders who were at the 2017 show. Please click here for the traders at the 2018 show If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know. TOFT UK Luxury British yarns, and accessories with exclusive knitting and crochet […]

Traders from 2017

Please help us to improve our event by completing this online attendee survey. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a £50 voucher to spend at next year’s show. Survey

Attendee Survey

MorsBags Morsbags are back for 2018 for more Sociable. Guerilla. Bagging! Make a bag and help to save us from plastic overload. Leicestershire Quilters Leicestershire Quilters are a friendly group who welcome visitors and new members. We are interested in the whole range of patchwork and quilting. Although we do not sew at our […]

Exhibitors 2018

register here
The Big Textile Show is now in its SIXTH year! Saturday 27th (9:30AM-5PM) and Sunday 28th (9:30AM-4PM) OCTOBER 2018. NB: The Show is opening 30 minutes earlier 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 […]

Traders Sign-up Here

Please click here for a video of the 2015 show Thanks to Harvey Beardsell for the video Please click here for Show Photos Thanks to Katie Siddons for the photos

Video and Photos – 2015

Information requested from Workshop tutors Please help us by providing the details below:  

Workshop TUTOR sign-up

The 2018 show is coming soon! Please download our show poster/flyer from here and put it up somewhere nicely visible so that others can find out about this great event. See you on Saturday and Sunday 27th/28th October! With very best wishes, TBTS Team

Show Poster – please download

Great Reviews for our Shows 2017 I liked that there was a large variety of stalls to sell and that someone was selling beads. I also liked to see the various exhibits. I just wished I had know about previous events and I think next year if it is held at the same venue I […]

Great reviews!