Makit LQ&N Christmas Fair Workshops

Once again at this year’s fair you will have the opportunity to take part in one of our fantastic workshops.

Our workshops, led by recognised regional and national tutors, provide an easy introducton to various textile craft techniques.

Whether you want to introduce yourself to Sashiko quilting with Sheilah Daughtree. Crochet with Julie Harris, make Dorset Buttons with Jan Best or 3D Embroidery with Kay Dennis you will come away with a finished piece of work to take home and enjoy, just in case you are unable to complete the work you will be provided with an instruction leaflet to enable you to complete the piece at home.

Workshop prices vary as does their duration and the cost of entry to the fair is not included in the workshop price - get your fair ticket here.

We regret that our workshops are not suitable for children under the age of due to the use of needles.

Each workshop is restricted to twelve persons and places may be purchased at the front desk on Saturday - ticket desk. To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you pre-book your place(s) to secure your spot!


Introduction to Sashiko Quilting with Sheilah Daughtree

Sheilah will introduce you to Sashiko, a decorative Japanese embroidery technique that is widely used in quilting. You will make a mug rug from a selection of four patterns and be taught how to transfer the pattern to fabric and the stitch formation.

About Sheilah Daughtree

Sheilah-Daughtree-portrait

Sheilah is a well-known tutor in the UK Quilting community and has for many years conducted workshops and given talks at the Festival of Quilts. She regularly contributes to “Patchwork and Quilting” and has had her work published in the journals of both the British and the American Quilt study groups

Introduction to Sashiko Quilting with Sheilah Daughtree

Tutor: Sheilah Daughtree Introduction to Sashiko Quilting Duration 1 hour
Commences at 11.00 am Finishes at 12.00pm Cost: £10

All patterns and materials are provided together with a written guide to enable you to finish the piece at home if you are unable to complete it in the time available.


Create a 3D Embroidery with Kay Dennis

Make this delightful Holly Sprig with Kay as your introduction to Stumpwork and 3D Embroidery and to create a centre piece for your Christmas table for many years to come.

About Kay Dennis

Kay, a professional embroiderer has taught embroidery, stumpwork and needlelace for many years in addition to she is a successful author and a contributor to needlecraft magazines about stumpwork and embroidery in general.

3D Embroidery with Kay Dennis

Tutor: Kay Dennis 3D Embroidered Holly Duration: 1 3/4 hr
Commences at 11.00 am Finishes at 12.45 pm Cost: £10.00

All patterns and materials are provided together with a written guide to enable you to finish the piece at home if you are unable to complete it in the time available.


Crochet a Flower Brooch with Julie Harris

Crochet this pretty flower brooch in hand-dyed pure wool yarn and embellished with seed beads with Julie Harris. Suitable for confident beginners who can work the basic Crochet stitches.

About Julie Harris

Julie is an accomplished knitwear designer, botanic artist and indie dyer and has been inspired by those skills to produce a range of hand painted yarns and threads in luxurious natural fibres under the brand name of Watercolours and Lace.

Crochet a Flower Brooch with Julie Harris

Tutor: Julie Harris Crochet a Flower Brooch Duration: 1 hrs
Commences at 1.30 pm Finishes at 2.30 pm Cost: £10

All patterns and materials are provided together with a written guide to enable you to finish the piece at home if you are unable to complete it in the time available


Indulge in “Buttony” and make a Dorset Buttons with Jennifer Best

Learn to make a Crosswheel Dorset button as your introduction to this historic craft and use it on any project that you use a button for, from quilting to papercrafts, knitting to textile art. Fun to make and very therapeutic!

About Jennifer Best

Jen Best portrait - beaker button

Jen who is the owner of Andover’s Beaker Button store has been largely responsible for the revival of interest in the 17 th century craft of “Buttony” – but with a modern design twist.
She is a recognised authority on the history of “Buttony” and has created numerous Dorset Button patterns and wishes others to share her passion for “Buttony”

Indulge in “Buttony” and make a Dorset Button

Tutor: Jennifer Best make a Dorset Button Duration: 1 1/2 hrs
Commences at 1.30 pm Finishes at 3.00 pm Cost: £10

All patterns and materials are provided together with a written guide to enable you to finish the piece at home if you are unable to complete it in the time available