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Arts and crafts in Cheshire

Cheshire (including Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington) is in the North West of England. It has a population of around 1,028,000 and covers approximately 234,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Flintshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wrexham.

County flag of CheshireAlthough the service and technology sectors have grown in Cheshire, it is a predominantly rural county and its famous Cheshire cheese, is considered to be the oldest cheese referred to by name in Britain. The county town of Cheshire is Chester, an historic city which is notable for its medieval city walls and Roman remains, such as the amphitheatre, hypocaust and a Shrine to Minerva, goddess of wisdom, arts and crafts. The Grosvenor Museum in Chester has collections drawn from local history, including costumes, furniture, coins, ceramics, glass, silver, toys and fine art, as well as being the venue for a programme of exhibitions and events. Visiting the heritage site of Quarry Bank Mill in Wilmslow, a preserved textile mill that has become a museum, can provide an insight into the lives of the communities of people who once worked in the cotton industry. You could also visit Tatton Park, which includes the listed Tudor Old Hall and a neoclassical mansion, where you can see furniture, books, ceramics and paintings, or you could stroll around the estates beautifully designed gardens. Performing arts venues in Cheshire include the Altrincham Garrick, Clonter Theatre Opera in Congleton, Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington and Chester Music Theatre.

The Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is housed within a listed building and opened in the 1850s, making it one of the oldest museums in the UK. The collections include natural history, archaeology, photography, ceramics and fine art, including paintings by 19th and early 20th century artists and exhibitions of contemporary work by emerging as well as established artists. The museum exhibits include many that reflect local history and the lives of people who lived and worked in the area during previous centuries. Macclesfield once produced more finished silk than anywhere else in the world and today the towns four Silk Museums tell the story of the development of the silk industry. Paradise Mill was restored as a working heritage museum, with a number of Jacquard hand looms and visitors can watch demonstrations of skills such as silk throwing and weaving. There are also events held where contemporary textile artists and designers can exhibit their work, as well as courses teaching arts and crafts skills. Other attractions in Cheshire include Chester Cathedral, Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens, the remains of Beeston Castle, Walton Hall Gardens, and Little Moreton Hall a Tudor manor house near Congleton.

Royal Cheshire show craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tuesday, 20 June 2023 (2 day event)

Arley Hall garden festival

Craft Fair

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 24 June 2023 (2 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre - Chester, Chester, Cheshire

Saturday, 24 June 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre - Chester, Chester, Cheshire

Sunday, 25 June 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 1 July 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Frodsham

The HandCrafted Market - Frodsham

Frodsham Community Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire

Sunday, 2 July 2023

High Legh Garden centre craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

High Legh Garden Centre, Knutsford, Cheshire

Friday, 7 July 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre - Chester, Chester, Cheshire

Saturday, 15 July 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The HandCrafted Market - Chester

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre - Chester, Chester, Cheshire

Sunday, 16 July 2023

Nantwich county show

Craft Fair

Nantwich show, Nantwich, Cheshire

Wednesday, 26 July 2023

Rivendell artisan craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 1 September 2023 (3 day event)

Arley Hall food and drink Festival

Craft Fair

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 23 September 2023 (2 day event)

Gordale craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 6 October 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 7 October 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Christmas at Runcorn shopping centre

Craft Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Monday, 11 December 2023 (7 day event)

Christmas at Runcorn shopping centre

Craft Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Monday, 18 December 2023 (6 day event)

3rd Stone Silver

3rd Stone Silver

Nantwich, Cheshire

I make rings, pendants, earrings and bangles from sterling silver and fine silver, some ...

Hats Not All White

Hats Not All White

Warrington, Cheshire

Hi, my name is Penny. My handmade beanies are a must for any time of the year! A perfect ...

GlitterartyGB

GlitterartyGB

Lymm, Cheshire

During lockdown I started using sublimation to make personalised gifts, moving into glass ...

Dolly Melts

Dolly Melts

Winsford, Cheshire

We are a small family business based in Cheshire with a passion for home fragrance. ...

Design Eye Gallery

Design Eye Gallery

Neston, Cheshire

Hi, My name is Eleanor. In 2022 I gave up my marketing career in the financial sector, ...

Oh So Pretty And Clever Crochet

Oh So Pretty And Clever Crochet

Northwich, Cheshire

Hi Iím Emma from Oh So Pretty And Clever, and I am an experienced Crochet instructor ...

Display Lighting Limited

Display Lighting Limited

Altrincham, Cheshire

Portable lighting solutions designed to illuminate displays at fairs, events and exhibitions. ...

Sue Holmes

Sue Holmes

Chester, Cheshire

Painting on canvas and cards in lockdown and selling them locally in my Residence Group ...

Deshca Designs

Deshca Designs

Crewe, Cheshire

Based in Crewe in Cheshire, I create unique copper sculptures for the home or garden. ...

Pens By Bailey

Pens By Bailey

Warrington, Cheshire

Highly trained in the art of pen making in Axminster Devon. I have been making pens for ...

Haus of Myth

Haus of Myth

Macclesfield, Cheshire

I love empty landscapes, forests and the cold. Germanic and Norse Mythology with a splattering ...

Roes Handmade Bazaar

Roes Handmade Bazaar

Nantwich, Cheshire

Hello! Welcome to Roes Handmade Bazaar. I have been making Jewellery and Greeting Cards ...

Francis Allwood

Francis Allwood

Nantwich, Cheshire

I love to draw and study through drawing is at the core of everything I do - learning ...

Melts Therapies

Melts Therapies

Northwich, Cheshire

I started learning the techniques of candle making and decided to take a qualification ...

CreatEvie

CreatEvie

Ellesmere port, Cheshire

I am very new to crafting and have enjoyed discovering different crafts using different ...

Modern Woolfare

Modern Woolfare

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Modern Woolfare is an exciting micro manufacturer of Bushcraft and Outdoor shirts, smocks ...

Steve Barker

Steve Barker

Widnes, Cheshire

My name is Steve Barker and I specialise In abstract and Fluid art. I have over 30 years ...

Rebecca Louise

Rebecca Louise

Neston, Cheshire

I have been knitting for several years now and I found in that time a passion and love ...

Jo Lowe Photography

Jo Lowe Photography

Knutsford, Cheshire

Im Jo, based in rural Cheshire (UK) where I live with my fiance, and we are really lucky ...

The Jolly Upcycler

The Jolly Upcycler

Stockport, Cheshire

I am a marine ecologist and I am deeply concerned about our impact on the environment. ...

Skrunched

Skrunched

Chester, Cheshire

Skrunched and scrumptious - our scrunchies are handcrafted using premium quality fabric ...

Daisy Chain Candle Co

Daisy Chain Candle Co

Warrington, Cheshire

DaisyChainCandleCo is small business from Cheshire that makes hand poured 100 percent ...

Dawn To Dusk Soapery

Dawn To Dusk Soapery

Warrington, Cheshire

I have started the Dawn to Dusk Soapery to develop and make small scale luxury bath and ...

Grey Star Jewellery and Gifts

Grey Star Jewellery and Gifts

Chester, Cheshire

Grey Star Jewellery is a Modern Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery brand based in Chester ...

Elliott Joseph Candles

Elliott Joseph Candles

Antrobus, Cheshire

Elliott Jospeh is the name of my beloved identical twin brother who I lost to cystic ...

Sea Birds Craft

Sea Birds Craft

Alsager, Cheshire

I make one-off handmade pieces of Sea Glass art showing various Sea Bird Families. The ...

Wash Handmade Soaps

Wash Handmade Soaps

Hollingworth, Cheshire

Hi, Iím Claire I make lovely hand made soaps from scratch using the centuries old cold ...

Wild And Personal Gifts LTD

Wild And Personal Gifts LTD

Cuddington, Cheshire

We produce a range of gift ideas printed with professional wildlife photos taken by myself. ...

KITAMAYDESIGNS

KITAMAYDESIGNS

Chester, Cheshire

I am 27 and have been running my small business since 2017, the year after finishing ...

We Are Pink Elephant

We Are Pink Elephant

Warrington, Cheshire

I am a solo business owner and I hand make Jesmonite homeware and jewellery. I love anything ...

Catz Arts and Crafts

Catz Arts and Crafts

Northwich, Cheshire

Catz Clubs and Workshops-Delivering art and craft sessions to schools, youth and adult ...

Caochan Crafts

Caochan Crafts

Congleton, Cheshire

Hand crochet items using luxurious fibres. Opportunity for bespoke made items. Also selling ...

OATS Studio

OATS Studio

Northwich, Cheshire

Fabric make up pouches and recycled paper flower frames. Based in Northwich, Cheshire. ...

Kate Lightfoot Textiles

Kate Lightfoot Textiles

Tattenhall, Cheshire

Sustainable home brand supplying beautiful home textiles. Hand knitted baskets in organic ...

Resin Art Tutor

Resin Art Tutor

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

We tutor individuals from all walks of life in a creative art (Resin Art) Our clients ...

ChayChays Favor Gifts

ChayChays Favor Gifts

Macclesfield, Cheshire

All types of Favors. Whether it be BRIDAL WEDDINGS BABY SHOWERS SPA DAYS HEN/STAG ...


Austin Andrew Wright

(Born 1911 in Chester in Cheshire), Sculpture

As a noted sculptor, Austin created pieces called The Argument, Ring and Mute 2. You may see his work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Randolph Caldecott

(Born 1846 in Chester in Cheshire), Art, Illustration, Sculpture

The majority of his artwork was in illustration and he greatly influenced the illustration of childrens books. He also illustrated novels and books on foreign travel and exhibited sculpture and oil and watercolour paintings in galleries, including the Royal Acadamy.

Lewis Carroll

(Born 1832 in Daresbury in Cheshire), Fiction, Illustration

The world famous author of Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).