Show of the Arts

of Thread

12th edition

April 22nd-25th, 2020

Show news

Dear All,

This has been a difficult time and we truly hope that you, and all your loved ones, are safe and sound.

In March we announced that our POUR l’AMOUR DU FIL show would be postponed to September. However, although the recent statistics show a reassuring decrease regarding the COVID virus, great uncertainty remains when it comes to organizing large public events in closed spaces.

As you may already know, it is prohibited to organize events here in France with more than 5,000 people through to August 31st. Furthermore, official health regulations for the Fall have not yet been announced. It is, thus, impossible for us, considering all these factors, to restructure and plan our show in 2 months.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 show that will now take place from April 21st-24th, 2021.

Furthermore, one third of our invited artists were not able to come to Nantes in September. Between the cancellation of flights between Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe, the impossibility to organize our Make & Take Lab, Bloggers’ Corner and food service as we have done in the past years, our show would have lost all of the energy and spirit that is our trademark.

Our show is extremely important to us. We put all our heart and soul into it, striving every year to bring you only the best. This is why, knowing that we will not be able to do so this year, that we have decided to postpone our show to next April 21st-24th, 2021.

If you have already purchased your entry and/or class passes online, we would like to offer you two options:

OPTION 1:  A full refund made to Ticket One. Please contact Nathalie by email to request your full refund at:

PLEASE JOIN YOUR BANK INFO to this email for your refund.


OPTION 2:  You would like to come to our show, and attend the same classes, next April 21st-24th, 2021 then YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO!
Your new show and class passes will be sent to you automatically with the new dates.

Once again, we truly regret having to announce that we will not be able to host our show in September. We sincerely hope that we will see you next April. The 2021 Pour l’Amour du Fil celebration will be colossal! Thank you for your understanding.

Most sincerely,

Carol Veillon

Overall presentation…

Ever since 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 du Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire from April 21st-24th, 2021!
For our 12th Edition, we have chosen the British Isles as our guest country of honor and there will be much to see!

The international show in few words…

13,600 visitors will be expected in 2020 for our 12th 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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