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.


Revisit the Makit LQ&N Fair 2017

The Makit LQ&N Fair in Peterborough 2017 was another testament to the enthusiasm and excitement that surround our beloved textile crafts.

We saw many new suppliers join us and of course, our regular supporters and friends came along to make this event even better than previous years! We had many positive comments from visitors and exhibitors about the day and that’s made the months in the organisation really worthwhile to provide such a prestigious event to the crafting communities.

If you missed it, or if you just want to revisit the day, sit back and enjoy as we take you on a visual journey through the Peterborough, LQ&N Fair 2017.

And so the day begins!

A steady flow of visitors arrives to get us off to a good start to the day. Taking their time to walk through our Guild Village, stepping in to the wonderful exhibition by the Embroiderers Guild, and our record-breaking attempt THE BIG STITCH! Then on to the Craft Haven to ask questions of the exhibitors and to help them and get inspiration for their own projects.



The Main Hall

The biggest thing you will notice as you walk through one of our Fairs is the space our visitors and exhibitors have to move around. We take great lengths to ensure it is as comfortable and stress-free to manoeuvre around and there’s always a place to rest weary feet or sit and catch up with friends along the way!



That’s all folks!

After a busy and productive day; visitors slowly depart ladened with their new purchases and full of ideas, our trade suppliers pack up and head on home – some with many miles to cover before a welcomed brew!
Until next time…