chsi stitches trade show


Last week Pinty Plus UK attended the CHSI Stitches trade show. As many of you will know this three day event takes place at the NEC in Birmingham and showcases the latest and best new craft suppliers in the UK.

As the fashions and trends of the craft market change so do the range of exhibitors and it was fascinating to discover that in 2018 the largest group of stands were in the knitting and sewing sector. However there were also papercraft suppliers, sculpture kits, stencils, stampers and jigsaw makers


We really enjoyed talking to the many people who stopped at our stand or took part in our chalk paint workshops. We met people from a wide variety of backgrounds, small retailers, large retailers, mixed media artists, educators and makers. Lots of them were learning about our products for the first time, but we were also delighted to meet those who already knew them.

A special hello to Bob, Jean, Karen, Angela, Valentina, Melanie our stand neighbours, the teams at Sewing Patterns by Mrs H and Eastman Staples and everyone else who made our three days so enjoyable