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7th Jul, 2022

Knitted village scene makes a cheeky debut at NEC Creative Craft Show

A KNITTED nudist village is set to bare all at the upcoming Creative Craft Show at Birmingham’s NEC.

The installation from stop-motion animation company Woolly Vision will be making its debut at the centre from Thursday November 4 to 7.

The fete features ‘nudinit’ characters – the quirky knitted inhabitants of Woolly Bush, who are bare-bottomed, British and bursting with double entendre, bringing much-needed laughter to visitors.

Visitors to the show, run by ICHF Events, can take a seat to admire the skill and join in the fun by knitting bunting to help decorate the village scene.

ICHF managing director Simon Burns said: “We are so pleased that the nudinits village fete is baring all at our Birmingham show! The attention to detail and knitting skill in the village fete is amazing and we hope it will bring a giggle to visitors. It is fantastic that our show can return to the NEC following such a long period of lockdown for us all. We know that our loyal visitors are keen to return to a live show and that lockdown has inspired many people to get creative with crafts – this show has something for everyone.”

Visitors to the show can also dive in to knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery, calligraphy and dressmaking plus update their supplies stash with the latest products and creations from the world of creative craft.

Inspiration, ideas and tips from experts are also available with workshops and demonstrations including festive stitching, macrame sessions and brush pen workshops.

Visitors can also get a headstart on their festive shopping at the the free crafty Christmas show, Simply Christmas.

Also at the NEC the same weekend, is an event from Cake International, along with a life-sized version of Sir David Attenborough made entirely of cake.

Cake artists are celebrating the nation’s treasure along with edible some friends from the animal kingdom.

Visitors to this year’s Cake International will also see a magical wonderland from show Gold Award Winner, Zoe Hopkinson. Cake-lovers will be able to marvel at mythical creatures including a life-size centaur, jackelopes and griffins.

A cake decorating competition will also be among show highlights, celebrating the creativity and skill of cake decorators across the country.

Visitors can also get hands-on at specialist workshops and take a seat at inspiring theatre events featuring cake decorating stars sharing top tips and expertise.

Covid-safety measures will be in place to allow social distancing.

Visit www.cakeinternational.co.uk and www.creativecraftshow.co.uk for more details and booking.

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