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!
Angela Daymond has always stitched. Her mum and grandma were both passionate crafters and as Angela grew up she forever had a needle in her hand, working on her latest project. It ignited a passion that has shaped her life. Initially, Angela qualified as a teacher but after having her son and returning to teaching … Continue reading Complete a Kantha paisley piece with Angela Daymond
Tanya Haines of The Common Thread grew up in South Africa and has been stitching and knitting since childhood, but it wasn’t until she moved to England in 1993 that a whole new world of needlework, and all that it had to offer, opened up to her. She is a hand embroiderer and has been … Continue reading The Common Thread offers embroidery for all experience levels
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
Cathie and Mel of Pink Ink Designs have been working together for the past 15 years. Through Pink Ink, they hand illustrate beautiful embroidery patterns, printed onto fabric for you to colour, stitch and create. Cathie began her career as a trained illustrator who hand drew and hand painted illustrations for children’s books for a … Continue reading Hand illustrated embroidery patterns from Pink Ink Designs
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 … Continue reading Revisit the Makit LQ&N Fair 2017