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Sew Knit Craft with us

We’re delighted to welcome Sew Knit Craft to a Makit Fair for the first time at our annual LQ&N Fair on the 18th May.

Sew Knit Craft is a new family-run venture owned by solicitor Irena Spence. She took over an existing business located in the heart of Cambridge in 2018 and has rapidly turned it into the go-to place for textile crafts locally.

Sew Knit Craft Shop front

If you’re able to visit the shop, you’ll see that Sew Knit Craft are stockists of major fabric brands including Liberty, Lewis, Irene and Moda.

They also offer a total range of wools to suit every pocket from Stylecraft acrylic to sock wool and alpaca, combined wool, acrylic and vegan yarns including bamboo, cotton and hemp.

A range of sewing machines and accessories by Janome, Pfaff and Bernina are stocked too.

Luckily for us and our fair visitors, Sew Knit Craft will have a good selection of these products on their LQ&N Fair stall. They’d love it if you’d pop along and say hi while you’re having a browse.

Sew Knit Craft also offer a fantastic selection of classes and workshops in a dedicated space within the shop. Classes such as needle felting, knitting, crochet and quilting are available and taught by tutors who are recognised experts.

Their knowledge is freely available to all textile craft enthusiasts. Irena says that, “Our creative and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to suggest a new project, answer questions about a product and help you decide what will enable you to achieve your crafting goals”.

Not only will you be able to chat to Irena and her team on the Sew Knit Craft stall but you’re also invited to drop by to do a ‘Make & Take’. This is a great opportunity to try something new and/or to get some guidance from textile craft experts.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet for the LQ&N Fair, they’re available here.

Remember that this year’s fair will take place at a new venue, the excellent KingsGate Conference centre, Peterborough PE1 4YT.


Want to find out more about Sew Knit Craft?

Visit their website at or follow them on Facebook at:

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.


Cross stitch on perforated paper with The Nutmeg Company

When circumstances meant that Meg Evershed was unable to return to her old career after having children, she began to look for a way to work around her family. Having come from a long line of needlewomen and talented crafters, it seemed natural to turn her passion for cross stitching into a business.

 The Nutmeg Company was officially founded in 1994 when Meg started designing and producing her own cross stitch kits. Meg’s husband Mike joined the business after he retired in 2007 and part-timers Anne, Chris and Tom complete the current workforce.

These days, Meg designs and the team manufactures a stunning range of cross stitch kits for 3D pieces, such as ornaments, decorative boxes and Christmas decorations. They also stitch on perforated paper to produce greeting cards for pretty much every occasion.



The Nutmeg Company is based at the Reeth Dales craft centre in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Meg describes it as ‘the ideal area for a holiday with wonderful scenery and plenty of B&Bs nearby’, which means that there is always a steady flow of visitors.

Meg and Mike visit a select number of craft fairs throughout the year. At these times, The Nutmeg Company’s premises will be closed for the day so it’s always best to ring before visiting if you’re travelling from further afield.

Make & Take with The Nutmeg Company

We’re delighted that The Nutmeg Company will be running a Make & Take area at the Makit LQ&N Fair on Sunday 13th May.

Meg says that she is in the process of designing a choice of two small projects for the fair – a bookmark or a greetings card (the picture here is for illustrative purposes only).

The Make & Take will give you the opportunity to experience cross stitching on perforated paper. Your kit will include all the materials you need. You can start the project with Meg on hand to help and complete it at home.

Find The Nutmeg Company at:


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…