Expert demonstrations

The 28th Makit Fair will include demonstrations throughout the day from three remarkable women whose textile talents delight and inspire crafters around the world. The locations and times of these demonstrations will be clearly indicated in the fair programme.

Angela Daymond Portrait

Angela Daymond

Kantha-hares-Book-front-coverCome and meet Angela as she demonstrates her love of natural dyes and Kantha stitching. If you’re new to any of these techniques, she’ll be showing how relaxing and addictive they can be.

Kantha stitching is based on using a running stitch to create representational and abstract images onto fabric. She will have lots of her work on display to inspire you. Angela will also be stitching onto fabrics that she has dyed naturally with plants, giving unique and individual results. Enjoy demonstrations throughout the day highlighting how she achieves her stunning results.

You will also be able to purchase Angela Daymond’s eagerly awaited new book, A Drove of Hares in Stitches, which features ten new A4 Kantha designs incorporating Angela’s beloved favourite, the hare. Angela will be happy to sign copies of her book on the day.

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Mellymade Designs

Melanie Missin-Keating of Mellymade Designs in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, loves teaching textile art, mixed media, patchwork and quilting, and sharing all of the techniques that she has learned and the pieces that she has designed over the past 15 years.

Join Melanie at the Fenland Fair for a demonstration of a smaller version of some of the fabric bowls that she has designed using interfacing, organza, transfer dyes and a soldering iron.

Melanie will also be selling the new patterns of the fabric bowls along with her hand-dyed fabrics, lace, yarns, fabric paper and much more.

Don’t forget to pick up details of Melanie’s forthcoming workshops between demonstrations.

Visit to explore Melanie’s work.



Tilly Rose

Tilly Rose is a creative textile artist, designer and tutor who works from her studio in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Her work involves layering, mixed media collage, surface stitching and embellishing.

Come and join Tilly Rose at the Fenland Fair to take part in a collaborative patchwork project. Anyone is welcome to stitch small patches of vintage floral snippets on to an old piece of cloth. This represents one of the 15 stunning projects in Tilly Rose’s debut book, Stitched Memories: Telling a story through cloth and thread. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the fair and Tilly is happy to sign copies.

You can discover more about Tilly Rose at