Show of the Arts

of Thread

12th edition

April 22nd-25th, 2020

Our guest country of honour at our 12th show will be the British Isles, which will give us the chance to see some exceptional collections featured among our special exhibitions : the wonderful quilts of Christopher Wilson Tate as well as many renowned British textile artists. Of course, we will also be welcoming artists from all over the world, with two very special guests from Japan, a host of friends from Australia and America and Willyne Hammerstein, representing Europe, with her latest Millefiori book, as well as many other treats in store ! As for shopping, we will have more than 120 traders, carefully selected from around the world, while more than 100 classes and workshops will be led by our guest artists over the 4 days of the show. Presentations, bloggers’ corner, interviews and demonstrations…

More than a show, live an experience !

Click below to watch the 2019 Show video

From our very first show, this has been the meeting place for all aficionados from Planet Textile!

Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing, Embroidery, Home Decor, Knitting along with some of the best-known experts for 4 days in HALL XXL, Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire, from 22nd to 25th April, 2020!

This hall has been chosen especially for all the technical equipment it has available.
Natural daylight flows in throughout the day and it is located in the centre of a gorgeous landscaped park on the banks of the river Erdre. In 2019, over 13,400 visitors attended this world-class event.

Its fame has transcended borders. It is now recognised worldwide and attracts visitors from many countries every year.

The Pour l’Amour du Fil show was presented on a French Radio! Click here and listen to the podcast!

The theme of the 12th show is “The British Isles” and there is no doubt that lovely discoveries lie ahead.

The show welcomes exhibitors from all over the world, and features over 120 stands hand-picked for the quality and uniqueness of their products. The major international brands will be here too.

Visitors watching live demos (with French/English translations) will be brought close to new products and techniques, which can also be viewed on a big screen. This is a major plus for brands and exhibitors who would like to get the word out on their products.

The show also provides an opportunity to attend numerous classes and workshops taught by renowned teachers, to introduce beginners to the joys of fibre art or pass on skills and techniques. And for a sharing and community spirit, just pop in to the Bloggers’ Corner and charity booths to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the event.

Many thanks to our partners


A few figures about the “Pour l’Amour du Fil” show

13,400 visitors in 2019 for our 11th show.

6,000 m² of surface filled,
including 1,700 m2 available for art galleries!

20 exhibitions,
featuring around 30 guest artists and designers.

800 antique, traditional and contemporary textile works.

About 100 classes and workshops
taught by artists and designers over the 4 days of the show.

120 hand-picked exhibitors from all around the world (Europe, Japan, Australia, USA…), some of whom you can only meet at our show.

Lectures with translations and A big TV screen in the demonstration area to bring new products and techniques close up to the audience!

« More than just a needle art show, Pour l’Amour du Fil is a high-quality entertainment show, a place where enthusiasts can meet and share their passions with, of course, the most beautiful shopping area dedicated to fi bre arts, all under one roof! »

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