Makit LQ&N (Lacemaking, Quilting & Needlecraft) Christmas Fair 2022


Saturday 3rd

December 2022 – 4.00pm


The National Conference
Centre at the National Motorcycle Museum,
Solihull, Birmingham
B92 0EJ


Entrance £8.50

 Under 12’s free Purchase here or at the door on entering the fair.


Our Exhibitors

Acorn Bobbins

Annick Staes

Bespoke Watercolour Bobbins by Dee Carver

Brian Goodwin

C & D Springett

Eau Brink Studio

Eddy Faber Bobbins

Finstall Fabrics

Hillhaven Antique Linen & Lace

Harlequin Lace

Japanese Embroidery

J P Crafts

Knit One Knits

Korry’s Little Shop

Lace Bobbins by Chris Parsons

Louise West Lace Designs

Mainly Lace

Makit of March

Margaret Wall Decorated Bobbins

Material Creations

Michelle James Designs

Missenden School of Creative Arts

Pat Castlo

Painted Lace Bobbins by Alison Tolson

Pastures New Quilting

Presencia Threads

Reg Beasant

Roseground Supplies

Sarah Jones Bobbins

Stable Lodge Beads

Stuart Johnson Bobbin Shop

Tatting and Design

The Lace Guild

The Old Book Shop

The Stitching Den

Thread of Life Crochet

Tree Carcass Tweaking

Tudor Rose Patchwork

Turnstyle Crafted Wooden Products


Workshops at the Makit LQ&N Christmas Fair 2022

Embroider with Korry

Loetitia Gibier, aka Korry, is an obsessive embroiderer, teacher and textile artist. City & Guilds qualified and formally a trustee of the Embroiderers Guild. Her work is increasingly gaining recognition internationally and within the UK.

Christmas Gnomes!

Korry has produced three original Christmas Gnomes embroidery designs for the workshop, Kringle, Krangle and Kandy Kane fun designs that you will enjoy making, ideal for a Christmas Tree, table, card or nursery decoration. Each gnome is approximately five inches tall, and you choose the gnome you wish to make on joining the workshop.



Kandy Kane

The workshop is restricted to a maximum of eight participants and will start at 11.00 am and finish at 1.30 pm.

The workshop cost £ 25.00, including all materials.

We provide:

The background fabric, generous quantities of Madeira Lana thread in five colours, four different colours of felt, white Chenille thread, needles, comprehensive instructions, templates and an 8 x 5-inch oval hoop on which to work your chosen design and to use as a frame when finished.

We ask you to bring to the workshop:

A small pair of embroidery scissors and a scissor suitable for cutting out the paper templates.

A Rotary Cutting Masterclass with Joy Edgington


An avid textile crafter embracing crochet, cross stitch, hand and machine embroidery, patchwork and quilting with over thirty-five years experience. Joy is City and Guild’s qualified and a recognized tutor. In 2011 she established Posturers New Quilting allowing her to share her knowledge by providing the beginner with the opportunity to learn at their own pace new techniques in a supported environment.

Introduced in 1979 the rotary cutter has revolutionised the way in which we cut fabrics for patchwork, dressmaking and tailoring.

However, for many people, using this essential piece of equipment fills them with dread. Joy will show you –

How to use it safely.
Which rotary cutter is best for them or the job in hand?
How to use it to the best advantage.
How to change a blade.
How to use it if you are left-handed.

Olfa cutters, boards and fabrics are provided

Two courses are offered:

1 commencing at 11.30 am
2 commencing at 2.00 pm

The duration of each course is approximately one hour and is restricted to a maximum of 8 persons.

The cost of each course is £10.00

Exhibitions to Inspire

Time flies when you are having fun!

An exhibition  by Jan Gardiner

A retrospective view of Jan’s forty years as a lacemaker, designer, and teacher. The exhibition includes work from her early years, City and Guilds and Lace Guild assessments, and her work with the 98 Lace Group, of which Jan was a founder member.

Jan constantly strives to take bobbin lace to a broader audience, to push the boundaries of creativity and the design of bobbin lace into the 22nd century, as demonstrated in this exhibition of her work.

Sewing with Joy at Pastures New Quilting


The exhibition showcases some of the exceptional work produced by Joys students many of whom started as beginners and have returned year after year to develop their skills as lovers of the craft or producing award-winning quilts.


An Embroidery Life 

A retrospective of the work of Loetitia Gibier aka Korry

Loetitia is an obsessive embroiderer, a successful textile artist and embroidery tutor who specialises in hand embroidery with Stumpwork, Goldwork and Silk Shading as her preferred techniques

Her designs range from traditional to modern. Increasing gaining recognition internationally and within the UK. Loetitia continues to develop eye-catching designs many of which are included in this exhibition of skill, and design originality – one that should not be missed.



C & D Springett

Eau Brink Studio

Harlequin Lace

Presencia Threads

Tatting & Design

The Lace Guild

Thread of Life Crochet

Tudor Rose Patchwork

Keeping you safe

Whilst all covid regulations have been withdrawn, the government guidance remains one of caution.

We ask visitors observe a degree of social distancing whilst on site, wear a face mask (available without charge at the ticket desk) and make use of the hand sanitisation stations.

Food & Beverages

Food and beverages are available throughout the day from the Coffee Shop located in the Museum Foyer.


Revisit previous Makit LQ&N (Lacemaking, Quilting & Needlecraft) Christmas Fairs

If you haven’t been to one of our Fairs before, or just want a reminder of what happened at Makit LQ&N (Lacemaking, Qulity & Needlecraft) Christmas Fairs see below for a snapshot of the day.