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From Cotton Orchard to the Artic

The touching reason for Sian Nunn’s husky sledding adventure When Sian Nunn of Cotton Orchard mentioned that many of the items on her stall at the Makit LQ&N Christmas Fair would be sold to raise money for children’s hospice Noah’s Ark, we were interested to know more. As you can imagine, our interest increased even […]

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Why Eddy Faber turned to turning bobbins

Eddy Faber Bobbins is really a team effort between myself and my partner, Jo Buckberry. We are both archaeologists and met while we were studying our PhDs at the University of Sheffield. Jo is to blame for the fact that I now turn bobbins. Jo was first shown how to make lace by her Grandma […]

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Watercolours & Lace

  It’s less than two months until the Makit LQ&N Fair at Peterborough Arena on Sunday 7th March. To help you plan your visit and to showcase the wide range of supplies you’ll find on the day, we’re running a series of blogs introducing some of the fantastic suppliers who’ll have stalls at the event. […]

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Don’t miss John Woodcock’s last ever exhibition of bespoke heirloom boxes

  This year’s LQ&N Christmas Fair at Cranmore Park in Solihull on Saturday 3rd December will be a particularly poignant event for one of our talented exhibitors, John Woodcock. John has spent the last 7 years handcrafting bespoke wooden boxes. In his eternal search for ‘something different’, he uses indigenous and exotic timbers and adorns […]

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Discover Louise West Lace Design at the Makit LQ&N Fair

  We are delighted that professional lace maker, Louise West, will be joining us as an exhibitor at this year’s LQ&N Fair in Peterborough on Sunday 8th May. Louise has been making lace since 1992 and very quickly became fascinated in Thomas Lester Bedfordshire lace, the organic and flowing plants interpreted into lace designs. It […]

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Follow the whims of fashion through the 1800s

Here at Makit Fairs, we’re always keen to hear what our exhibitors are up to throughout the year and to share their accomplishments.Felicity J Warnes is an antiquarian bookseller who owns and runs The Old Bookshop in Enfield, London, which has been specialising in costume and fashion books and ephemera for more than 30 years. […]

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Embroiderers Guild Eastern Region to launch a new branch for West Suffolk

At a packed meeting on the 24th September at Hallstead Village Hall it was decided to establish a West Suffolk branch of the Embroiderers Guild with Mary McIntosh as the Chairman elect. The inaugural meeting of the new branch will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday 5th November 2015 at Risby Village Hall, Aylmer […]

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Spotlight on the Embroiderers’ Guild

The contribution of the Textile Craft Guilds towards ensuring the continuation and development of a particular craft is often unrecognised. In this blog we put the spotlight on the Eastern Region of the Embroiderers Guild and their activities which are typical of all such organisations, The Embroiderers’ Guild is an educational charity that aims to […]

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LQ&N 2015 – A day to remember

Sunday May 10th 2015 marked the second year of the largest event in the Makit Fairs’ calendar. Preparations started earlier with exhibitors and representatives from various Textile Crafts, Guilds and all the many gathered suppliers setting up ready for the doors to open to the public at 10 o’clock sharp. As always the atmosphere on […]

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Made in Britain – a success story

It is not often that we come across a textile craft success story, especially one that features a product range that has created by a British engineer and is made in Britain! One such range is that produced by K & K Quilting Limited run by the husband and wife team of Anglia and John […]

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