What is Make & Take?

How many times do you buy a kit and have no idea how to begin?  The make and take is an opportunity for you to purchase a mini version of a technique/kit, have a conversation with the exhibitor.  Tables and chairs will be nearby for you to create whilst at the fair-  then if you get stuck the exhibitor is on hand to help. No need to book.

The following are subject to change, please ask on arrival what is on offer the day you visit.

  • The African Fabric Shop: “African Art Brooch”

Make a small art brooch using African Strip Cloth with scraps of fabric and beads using hand sewing. Fee TBC

  • Tudor Rose Patchwork: “Heat Applied Glitter”

Use heat applied glitter to produce a small project- there will be a choice of 4 projects £3.50 a project.


  • Etui Coterie: “Braiding”

Buy any of our braiding kits or supplies and for just £2 extra sit down with us for tuition.  Braid a simple bracelet of try out braiding with beads.

  • Button Up and Stitch: “English Paper Piecing” Fee TBC


  • Spinspired: “Drop Spindling”

Learn the art of spinning your own yarn from fibres using a drop spindle. Fee TBC

  • Caroline Hyde Brown:”Hapazome”

Get involved with this unusual and noisy wet felting technique with foraged plants. Fee TBC

  • Janet and Hazel Jewellery: “Earrings”

Make a pair of your own earrings from a selection of beads. Fee TBC

  • The Nutmeg Company: “3D Cross-stitch”

Purchase a small taster kit for £2.50 and start your own 3D creation at the show.

  • Sheepy Things: “Make Your Own Flock of Sheep”

Sheep making kit, includes all you need to make 5 sheep plus instructions and ready-made sheep and sheep frame to know what you are aiming for. Fee £7.50 (These sheep are made using the wrapping technique, no no sharp needles involved)

  • Claire Rudin : “Beautiful batik papers, handmade by you!
    £1.50 each or £3.50 for 3 – Make and Take at Textiles East”

    claire Rudin