Crafting Live show returns to Doncaster!

Ideal Shopping Direct   ·  2 min read

News Release

Release date: 09.07.2019

Crafting Live show returns to Doncaster!

The award winning Crafting Live show is returning to Doncaster this summer, with a two day crafting event taking place on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019 at Doncaster Racecourse.

Crafting Live Events, the brainchild of Stephanie Weightman, are award winning craft events held annually at venues throughout the UK. Crafting Live events host an array of exhibitors stocking all craft essentials and brand new products. Crafting Live Doncaster was launched in 2011 and welcomed over 8,000 crafters in a weekend. This year Doncaster has an expected footfall of 11,000 craft customers including 1600 Diamond Club Create and Craft members.

Create and Craft, in partnership with Crafting Live, film at every show with live broadcasts from their celebrity presenters. Customers attending Crafting Live Doncaster, the biggest Crafting Live show of the year, will get to meet some of their favourite craft celebrities including Dan Bancroft, Dave Bradford, Nigel May, Jenny Cleary and Andy Love.

Stephanie Weightman, Managing Director – Ikan and Ideal Sourcing Ltd, commented:  "Bringing people together for a fabulous crafting show is something I’ve always wanted to do. I wanted something that crafters of all disciplines can come and enjoy, and provide something for everybody whether they’re a professional or a beginner. Customers love the atmosphere and the community spirit that surrounds a Crafting Live show, I know I certainly do. It’s just the perfect place to do a spot of shopping, meet new people, catch up with other crafters and learn something new, all under one roof. I think anybody can find a reason to come and enjoy themselves!"

Kirsty King, Events Executive - Create and Craft, Commented: The crafting Live events are evolving and the team are so passionate about coming up with new innovative ways to reach out to our customers and ensure that Crafting Live events really appeal to them. We are delighted by the success of the shows currently, and that success is what drives us to accomplish so much more. Doncaster Racecourse is the biggest and the best Crafting Live event and we can’t wait for our customers to come and experience the magic of it with us.

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About Create and Craft TV

Create and Craft, p__art of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft won GOLD in seven categories at the 2016 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts, Best for Quality, Best for Customer Service, Best Website, and Best on-line shop. In July 2018, the business was acquired by Aurelius Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via 24hrs a day.

UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 683, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via