Makit Fenland Fair 2018, St Ives

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended as a trader, exhibitor and especially to all our visitors!


It was an early start for many of our traders to arrive in plenty of time to get set-up for the 29th Makit Fenland Fair.

The day was filled with delights and many spending a few hours browsing and chatting with our traders and exhibitors.

We caught a quick glimse of the room as the final touches were being made ahead of opening our doors to the visitors and share with you events from the day.

As soon as doors opened at 10am there was a steady flow of eager visitors arriving, all coming to grab their supplies and be inspired by the exhibits.

Lots-and-Lots collection of items

Sue Hawkins join us at Cranmore Park!

We welcome back to the Makit LQ&N (lacemaking, quilting and needlecraft) Christmas Fair Sue Hawkins the renowned embroidery designer and author.

Sue produces an astounding range of accessories incorporating her original designs for you to stitch in canvas work using the lovely colour combinations of silks and stranded cottons that sue has created. Her embroideries are all available as kits with everything in the package for you to have an interesting and individual project. A project perfectly suited to those quiet moments in life that are stolen from the day to day hustle or maybe to fill a quiet time while you are on holiday.

On Sue’s stand you will also find her unique upholstered embroidery frames and lots of unusual sewing tools and trinkets.

Lots-and-Lots collection of items

Lots of small projects – a bit fiddly but not too difficult and, be warned, slightly addictive stitching.


Tiny vans as Scissor Keeper.…or maybe hanging on the mirror of your vintage campervan…..or is that just a dream?


Little Beach huts as ornaments or to hang on your scissors or keys.


Inspired by the vivid colours of Morocco with lots of interesting stitches.


Soft and gentle colours of a classic old rose combined with plenty of interesting stitches.


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Come and say hello at the Makit LQ&N (lacemaking, quilting and needlecraft) Fair at Cranmore Park, Solihull, Birmingham B90 4LF on Saturday 1 st December 2018.


A stitch in time makes the design…

For those history buffs among you, you’ll know the Jacobean period was 1603 – 1625, nothing remarkable in historic terms but very big on collars and cuffs!

Four hundred years later and scarcely a craft fair goes by without a plethora of stalls displaying bead embroidery necklaces and bracelets.

Time for a change? As the name would suggest, Jacobeadery is a subtle twist on tradition. We transform conventional thread embroidery stitches into those using beads and then use these to design beautiful items for everyday use… with scarcely a necklace or cuff in sight.

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or a complementary skill, Jacobeadery can provide everything you need from a choice of instructions only, either download or hardcopy or full kits, which are complete with the exception of some simple tools!


Home Study Course

For those wanting to learn bead embroidery stitches we also have a learn-at-home bead embroidery course which runs over six modules with a project for each module. All materials, beads etc. are provided module by module, project by project and participants learn

58 different stitches ending up with their own sampler portfolio and a resource manual.

Help and advice is always available at the end of a phone – 0151 924 6505/07393 305563 or by email


Better still come and talk to us at the Makit LQ&N (lacemaking, quilting and needlecraft) Fair at Cranmore Park, Solihull, Birmingham B90 4LF on Saturday 1 st December 2018.