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All your Lacemaking, Quilting and Needlecraft supplies under one roof

Whether you’re a long-time textile crafter or an enthusiastic beginner,
Makit Fairs offer you a fantastic day out!

You’ll have the opportunity to browse stall after stall of threads, tools and accessories for lacemaking, quilting and needlecraft. As well as leading brands, you’ll discover products not currently available on the High Street that you would usually have to buy online and unseen.

Take part in workshops to learn more about techniques used in your favourite textile craft, Make & Take a taster kit or view stunning exhibitions from some of the UK’s most talented amateur and professional crafters and textile artists.

Makit Fairs are among the UK’s most respected textile craft supplier fairs, hosting experts and specialist suppliers from across the country to provide you with products for:

  • Patchwork & Quilting
  • Knitting & Stitching
  • Embroidery & Sewing
  • Lacemaking & Tatting
  • Crochet & Beading

Come and join us for a fantastic family day out at one of our popular crafting events – designed by passionate crafters especially for you!

Important announcement – Coronavirus as at 26 June 2020

The Makit Fenland and LQ&N (Lacemaking, Quilting & Needlecraft) Christmas Fair 2020.

Makit have created a standard for hosting fairs that provide to our visitors and traders an enjoyable experience within a safe environment.

Due to the government guidelines, we do not consider that we shall be able to maintain that high standard and provide a safe environment at our remaining 2020 fairs so have regrettably decided to cancel our Fenland 2020 and the LQ&N (Lacemaking, Quilting & Needlecraft) Christmas Fair 2020.

Our fairs will return in 2021 and provide to our visitors outstanding exhibitions, a full programme of workshops and of course those national and regional traders that are essential to your crafts.

Please click on the links below for individual 2021 Fair details.

 

Makit LQ&N Fair
Peterborough

Sunday 9th May 2021
The Bushfield Leisure Centre,
Peterborough PE2 5RQ

Opening Times: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm
Entrance: £6.50 at the door, Under 14’s Free
Early Bird tickets for 2021 are now available

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Makit Fenland Fair
St Ives

Saturday 2nd October 2021
The Burgess Hall, St Ives,
Cambridgeshire PE27 6WU

Opening Times: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm
Entrance: £6.50 at the door, Under 14’s Free
Early Bird tickets for 2021 are now available

Makit LQ&N Christmas Fair
Solihull

Saturday 4th December 2021
Cranmore Park,
Solihull, West Midlands B90 4LF

Opening Times: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Entrance: £8.00 at the door, Under 14’s Free
Early Bird tickets for 2021 are now available

Our ‘Early Bird’ tickets provide you with a free Show Guide worth £1.50. Additional financial discounts are available for group purchases of ten or more tickets!

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT A MAKIT FAIR

As textile crafters and suppliers ourselves, we’ve seen the good, bad and the indifferent when it comes to craft fairs from both sides of the table. We decided to use those insights to create a choice of fairs throughout the year.

Makit Fairs are well organised, friendly and the ideal place to meet other people who share your passion for crafting.

They take place at quality and accessible venues with plenty of car parking space. We provide at all our venues,  ample visitor seating and wide aisles so you won’t be pushed along by the crowd. Instead, you can relax and take time out to enjoy everything that’s on offer.

When you need to rest your feet, you can enjoy food and refreshments in the fairs’s coffee shop area.

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Make & Take
opportunities

Selected opportunities to try out something new and see what tools and materials you need to take up a new hobby or just practice with guidance from a fellow crafter

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Workshops to master new techniques

Experience a new craft or technique with some of the country's leading craft specialists. We have a variety of interesting workshops to suit all abilities.

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Unmissable
exhibitions

Enjoy a selection of high quality and original textile craft exhibitions - some of national importance - free within the ticket price. Get inspired for your own projects!

Keeping traditional textile crafts alive to inspire future generations