Autumn Fair adds Hobby and Craft section

The burgeoning hobbyist sector is to get its own space at the NEC fair.
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EMAP Connect, the organiser of the show, which takes place at The NEC Birmingham from September 4th-7th, says it made the decision following extensive discussions with both retailers and suppliers in the market.

Visitors can expect to see a wide range of products in the new area, including artists’ materials, beading and haberdashery, ceramics, candle crafts, card making kits, decorative painting, children’s crafts, embroidering, needlepoint and knitting materials, jewellery making, mosaics, glass, wood and metal crafts, paper crafts, rubber, stamps & scrap booking, tools, materials and accessories.

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