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 … Continue reading Sue Hawkins join us at Cranmore Park!

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Cotton Orchard’s Sian Nunn completes the journey of a lifetime

This April, Sian Nunn of Cotton Orchard successfully completed a 260km husky sled journey across the Arctic to raise more than £8,500 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. In our previous blog about Sian’s fundraising adventure, we heard that she wanted to complete this challenge to support her close friend Helen whose young daughter Elsie was … Continue reading Cotton Orchard’s Sian Nunn completes the journey of a lifetime

East of England Arena

Visitors from all corners of the UK are heading to the Makit LQ&N Fair in Peterborough

One of the reasons we always pick the East of England Arena in Peterborough as the venue for our annual Makit LQ&N Fair is its central location. This year, we have visitors to the Fair from as far a field as the very far north of Scotland, West Cornwall, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s such … Continue reading Visitors from all corners of the UK are heading to the Makit LQ&N Fair in Peterborough

Peter Rabbit, Stumpwork

Create your own stunning stumpwork piece with Kay Dennis Stumpwork

Kay Dennis has always been passionate about needle lace and this passion led her into stumpwork. When Kay took redundancy about 20 years ago, stumpwork embroidery became her full-time occupation. She was in growing demand as a stumpwork teacher and also established her business, Kay Dennis Stumpwork. Her husband Michael took early retirement at the … Continue reading Create your own stunning stumpwork piece with Kay Dennis Stumpwork