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!

Announcement – Coronavirus as at 25 March 2020

The Makit LQ&N Lacemaking, Quilting & Needlecraft) Fair 2020 scheduled for Sunday 3rd May 2020 is now cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The fair will return in 2021 on its scheduled date of
Sunday 9th May, 2021 at the Bushfield Leisure Centre, Peterborough PE22 5RQ.

If you have purchased tickets for the fair or workshops for Makit LQ&N (Lacemaking, Quilting & Needecrafts) Fair 2020, they will be valid for use at our other 2020 events. We shall be in contact with all individuals who have purchased tickets by the 3rd April to discuss their options.

We shall continue to monitor updates from the Government regarding the Cornonavirus and act in accordance with their recommendation’s. We will announce any future changes via our websites, social media or by email.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

Makit LQ&N Fair

Sunday 3rd May 2020
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 are on sale 10th January 2020

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Makit Fenland Fair
St Ives

Saturday 3rd Oct 2020
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 are on sale 10th January 2020

Makit LQ&N Christmas Fair

Saturday 5th Dec 2020
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 are on sale 10th January 2020

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!


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.


Make & Take

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.



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