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Next Show date: 26th-27th October 2024. Click below to buy Entry Tickets and Workshops. You do not need an account to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be sold on the day at the ticket desk. All workshops will be bookable up to 30 minutes before the class starts, subject to availability Ticket FAQs Ticket enquiries […]

Tickets & Workshops

Please complete the form below to register your interest in exhibiting at the Big Textile Show. Each exhibition organiser will receive two free and some half-price discount codes for their helpers to obtain entry tickets via our website. Exhibitors are not traders. If you wish to sell items from your exhibition, please contact us.

Exhibitor Sign-up

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The Big Textile Show 2024 Saturday 26th (9:30AM-5PM) and Sunday 27th (9:30AM-4PM) OCTOBER 2024. 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. In 2024…. We look forward […]

Traders Sign-up Here

Information requested from Workshop tutors We pay tutors £30 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

Alysn Midgelow-Marsden Alysn has been described as an inspirer, facilitator and energiser. She is an experienced freelance artist in fine art textiles, an author of several books and numerous articles, a tutor and a gallery director and relocated from the UK to New Zealand in 2012. She returns to the UK annually for events, exhibitions and […]

Meet our Workshop Tutors

The Big Textile Show. THE event for all textile enthusiasts – “two days of textile delights”. Date: 26th-27th October 2024 Venue: Leicester Racecourse Trade Stalls: Over 30 of the best suppliers of craft materials. Exhibitions: Be amazed at the skills and techniques on show. Workshops: 30+ different courses, from learning to Crochet to Intricate Metal […]

About Us

BEAUTIFULcloth SAORI Studio Amanda I’Anson is a mixed media textile artist, specialising in a Japanese form of freeform weaving called ‘Saori’. She practises this unique style of weaving, whilst holding regular workshops on her specially designed floor looms, from her studio, BEAUTIFULcloth SAORI Studio in Sheaf St, Daventry. Amanda’s woven cloth is textural, richly coloured […]


Here is a list of some of the traders for 2024. More traders will be added as we get closer to showtime. If you know of a high quality trader which you would like to see at our shows, please let us know. Gillian Smellie Eco Print Textiles Sustainable luxury fashion. Silk, cashmere and wool […]


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 […]

Stash Busters!

Don’t Forget that clocks go back at 2AM on the Sunday 🙂 Venue for 2024 – Leicester Racecourse.Accessibility: The Ticket and entry Desk is at The KUBE buildingShow Times:26th and 27th October 2024Saturday: 9:30-17:00Sunday: 9:30-16:00Workshop Timings: All timings are shown on the workshop description.

Show Times

how to find us
Leicester Racecourse. LE2 4AL Venue website: Accessibility: Public Transport from Leicester

How to find us

I love that the parking is free, it’s easy to get to and the tickets are reasonably priced. The stalls are great and the exhibitions really interesting. Stall holders and exhibitors were friendly and happy to share tips and expertise. It’s a great day out. My friend came to stay for the weekend especially to […]

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