I have always loved doing crafts and have tried many different ones over the years. But, I always return to paper crafts as I love beautiful paper and the many different things that can made or decorated with paper.
If you love doing crafts then the must visit show is the annual Hobby-X which is in JHB at the Ticketpro Dome. The show also exhibits in Cape Town and Durban.
I try to fly up to Jhb at least once a year to visit my sister and I usually time it when Hobby-X is on so that we visit it together. We spend nearly the entire day at the show as there is so much to see and we want to take our time and not miss anything. Our first stop is always the RNA magazine stand and we stock up on the discounted international craft magazines. We have become very strict over the years and only take those magazines that we would definitely make a craft out of. Then it is a slow walk around the entire area as we see what is on offer. It is best to take a very good look around first and not to buy at the first stand as another stand might have the same item cheaper.
So what can you expect to see at Hobby-X Jhb this year?
Mosaics, Scrapbooking, Art, Jewellery, Woodwork, Craft magazines, Kids toys and books, Sewing, general hobbies and collectables, lifestyle and outdoor hobbies, DIY home decor and for the first time Hobby-X has opened its doors to ……………reptile breeders and collectors!
They also host fabulous workshops which you need to book for in advance of the show. This year’s workshops are :
Acrylic pour marbling
Appliqué on a cushion
Fabric art with sharpie
Arm knitting throw
Paint technique book box
Card with foil
Learn to crochet – basic bath mat
Crochet a coffee mug cosy, Beanie, Handbag, Pencil bag, Traditional granny square
Decorative funky letters
Mosaic – Dreamy Girls, Mosaic – Evening Stroll
Dot art for beginners
Ceramic painting with sharpie
Fun with lasers and make your own laser cut product
In the hoop class
Landscape painting for beginners
Latch and hook – pom pom rug
Metal stamping – Bon voyage, Doggy treat, Everlasting love, Floral pendant, Just bracelets, Wine time
Stencilling – Mixed colour paint caddy and Raised 4 drawer storage box, Shadow photo canvas
Paint technique – queen sign
Vinyl art on bag
Watercolour birds for beginners
Wind pump heart
For more information on the workshops and to get the booking form visit the Hobby-X website. Please note that the workshop cost does not include entry into the show.
Workshops at the Faber-Castell Creative Studio :
Bible journaling – the fire of God around her and the Glory of God inside her
Bible journaling – Written on the palm of His hand
Bible journaling – Watercolour galaxies and forests painting
Bible journaling – Do not worry
Bible journaling – Acrylic painting techniques
Bible journaling – I love my Bible
Bible journaling – Watercolour floral
Sunday scene Church and sheep mixed media workshop
Cupcakes mixed media workshop
Birds carrying a dress mixed media workshop
Glitzy ball gown mixed media workshop
Bright angel mixed media
Creative lettering – Birthday calendar
Patchwork landscape acrylic painting
Fluffington bear acrylic painting
For more information about the above workshops please take a look at the Faber-Castell Facebook page. Tickets for the workshops can be bought through Quicket. Please note that the ticket price does not include entry into Hobby-X.
Hobby-X Jhb 2019
7 – 10 March
Thursday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday – 9am – 6pm
Sunday – 9am – 5pm
Tickets available at the door
R100 for Adults
R20 for Children