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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.

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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:

four squares with glitter film

Tudor Rose Patchwork is a quilter’s dream

Sandra Crow and her husband took over existing business Tudor Rose Patchwork back in 2008. Their ambition was to build the business as a craft brand that people know and love, both locally and further afield.

Their busy craft shop, online shop, popular products and two workshop rooms, which see a constant flow of workshops and classes throughout the year, are testament to an ambition realised.

Tudor Rose Patchwork is Bedfordshire’s answer to a quilter’s dream. They stock Pfaff and Janome sewing machines along with many of the accessories for these machines.

Their stall at the Makit LQ&N Fair and shop itself offers a huge range of patchwork fabrics, accessories, kits, patterns, a good selection of ‘how-to’ books for patchworkers and quilters to get their next big project from.

They also sell an extensive range of beads and beadworking accessories as well as books on beading and jewellery-making.

If you’re looking for haberdashery then Tudor Rose Patchwork is also the place to come. They stock needles, tapestry and embroidery cottons, yarns, kits and more.

Work with glitter film at the Tudor Rose Patchwork Make & Take

House glitter film samplerChristmas Candle glitter film samplerTudor Rose Patchwork is particularly well-known for its range of heat applied glitter film products, which are perfect if you like to add a bit of bling to your applique, patchworking or quilting projects.

In addition to creating their own designs, the company has just commissioned Kathleen Laurel-Sage to develop a glitter film design for Tudor Rose Patchwork. Kathleen is a popular machine embroider who will be familiar to those of you who’ve attended previous Makit fairs.

At this year’s Make & Take from Tudor Rose Patchwork, you can pick one of four ‘Mug Rug’ (coffee coaster) designs for just £3.50 – Easter Basket, Christmas Candle, Sunflower or House – and learn how to cut glitter film from a template and apply it to fabric.

A member of the Tudor Rose team will be on hand to guide you through using glitter film. Each kit contains everything you need to finish your coaster at home.

You can find Tudor Rose Patchwork online at: