For its 12th edition, the International Needle Arts Showcase looks towards the East and celebrates contemporary textile arts, knitting, sewing, as well as embroidery and patchwork. This 4-day event showcases new trends of the sector by inviting 250 exhibitors from around the world (South Africa, Japan, USA, France, Italy, etc.). “L’Aiguille en Fête” is an opportunity to admire precious and rare fabrics in a 12,000m2 space dedicated to this unique event. Here, visitors can attend classes at the crochet stand, sewing stand and other stands dedicated to the needle arts, in order to meet professionals and learn how to craft. An Indian embroidery school will also be installed. “L’Aiguille en Fête” also holds the Speed Knitting Championship, which gathers the fastest knitters of the year, as well as the Sewing Contest, which will award the most accurate and fastest seamstress of this generation. A very promising show, full of surprises!
Salon Aiguille en Fête, from February 12th to 15th 2015. Open from 9:30am to 7pm on Thursday, from 9:30am to 9pm on Friday, from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Full rate: €12,50 / Reduced rate (12-20 years-old) : €6 / Free for children under 12.
Parc des Expositions Paris
Porte de Versailles
1, place de la Porte de Versailles
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 68 22 22
Metro: Porte de Versailles (lines 12, T2 and T3a).