Hundreds attend silver jubilee of annual craft fair

Makit Fenland Fair, 25th Anniversary, at Burgess Hall, St Ives, Pat Brunsdon, from Godmachester, wit

Makit Fenland Fair, 25th Anniversary, at Burgess Hall, St Ives, Pat Brunsdon, from Godmachester, with the 98 Lace Group display, - Credit: Archant

Lace makers and textile craft enthusiasts flocked to the Burgess Hall in St Ives on Saturday to enjoy the 25th anniversary of the Fenland Fair.

Established in 1990 by the Fenland Lacemakers, the fair attracts visitors from across East Anglia, the South East and Midlands to sample a range of products for quilting, patchwork, embroidery, beading, crochet, lace making and other textile crafts.

Acquired by Makit in 2008 it has developed into an event for all textile craft enthusiasts who can meet with suppliers providing those essential craft materials that are not always available on the high street.

Steve Stephenson, of Makit Fairs, said: “The day provided many attractions for visitors including major displays of textile art and modern lace.”

There were also free raffles for visitors to take part in and the opportunity to join organisers for free tea and birthday cake, to mark the event’s silver jubilee.


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