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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.

Craft and Gift Marquee within the Royal Chesire Show

Craft and Gift Marquee within the Royal Chesire Show

Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 12 August 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 16 September 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee within Food Festival Arley Hall

Craft and Gift Marquee within Food Festival Arley Hall

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 25 September 2021 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair Gordale Garden Centre

Craft and Gift Fair Gordale Garden Centre

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 8 October 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 (4 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee within Geronimo Festival Arley Hall

Craft and Gift Marquee within Geronimo Festival Arley Hall

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 20 August 2022 (3 day event)

K and K Sewing

K and K Sewing

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We are a mother and daughter who have a passion for sewing and creating new and unique ...

DrinkorDraw

DrinkorDraw

Nantwich, Cheshire

Iím Tony, a recovering Alcoholic living in Cheshire. Amongst other things Alcoholism ...

Sandy Pebbles Art and Design

Sandy Pebbles Art and Design

Wirral, Cheshire

My Company is Sandy Pebbles Art and Design and I am based at home in my little Studio. ...

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 ...

LGACreations

LGACreations

Warrington, Cheshire

As a mother to 5 incredible fur babies I will always worry for their safety and well-being. ...

Beautifully Handcrafted

Beautifully Handcrafted

Congleton, Cheshire

My love of nature and the countryside is a major influence in my craft. I create unique ...

Dog Rough Crafts

Dog Rough Crafts

Ashton, Cheshire

I endeavour to create as many of my handmade items by upcycling unwanted or no longer ...

Display Lighting Limited

Display Lighting Limited

Altrincham, Cheshire

The proactive team at Display Lighting are the go to people to provide you with the right ...

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 ...

Roes Handmade Bazaar

Roes Handmade Bazaar

Nantwich, Cheshire

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

Silva925

Silva925

Edgeley, Cheshire

Hi, Iím Angela and owner of Silva925, an online, from home based business where I lovingly ...

janet and daniel

janet and daniel

Widnes, Cheshire

unique paper/ wood products, 3d paper/card gifts, unique celebration card designs , wooden ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rebecca Louise

Rebecca Louise

Neston, Cheshire

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

Elliott Joseph Candles

Elliott Joseph Candles

Antrobus, Cheshire

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

Wash Handmade Soaps

Wash Handmade Soaps

Hollingworth, Cheshire

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

Cheshire Bakehouse

Cheshire Bakehouse

Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire

Im Simon and I set up Cheshire Bakehouse in 2018, myself and my wife make savoury rolls ...

Katie Kins Crochet

Katie Kins Crochet

Runcorn, Cheshire

Katie.Kins.Crochet is a store that consists of 100 percent hand made items created with ...

Vintage love by trine

Vintage love by trine

Bramhall, Cheshire

I design upcycled jewellery and leather goods inspired by my Danish heritage combined ...

Gemini Boutique accessories

Gemini Boutique accessories

Middlewich, Cheshire

I am just starting out making bespoke accessories for a range of events from weddings ...

Phoenix Phusion

Phoenix Phusion

Sale, Cheshire

Original glass art inspired by nature and street sign art inspired by urban streets. ...

Hippo And Co

Hippo And Co

Stockport, Cheshire

Hello! We are Hippo and Co. ...a him and her team who create fun things for fun folk! ...

The Snazzy Fox Card Company

The Snazzy Fox Card Company

Nantwich, Cheshire

The Snazzy Fox Card Company are based in Cheshire and create luxury greeting cards for ...

Sea Birds Craft

Sea Birds Craft

Alsager, Cheshire

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

Regina Levey

Regina Levey

Bowdon, Cheshire

Purplezoe is a designer of handmade silver jewellery made from a home studio which I ...

Adrianna czachor

Adrianna czachor

Warrington, Cheshire

Here at Cheshire Soaps and Co. we create beautiful artisan soaps, beautifully handcrafted ...

Cute ickle Crafts

Cute ickle Crafts

Ashton Hayes, Cheshire

During lockdown I started creating handcrafted resin jewellery to pass the time and soon ...

Lois Riley Print

Lois Riley Print

Warrington, Cheshire

Lois Riley Print was established in 2020, creating hand painted cards and prints for ...

Alamaine artist designer and maker

Alamaine artist designer and maker

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

At university I studied applied arts and was lucky enough to have a go at most arts and ...

The studio at melrose

The studio at melrose

Chester, Cheshire

I make and create bespoke handmade items of jewellery through commission as well as running ...

Namesake Emporium

Namesake Emporium

Stockport, Cheshire

I produce personalised/bespoke gifts, keepsakes and ornamental items using a combination ...

Tans Shiny Things

Tans Shiny Things

Golborne, Cheshire

I hate waste so have specialised in upcycling old silver. Most of my work involves taking ...

Kats Cards

Kats Cards

Runcorn, Cheshire

Kats Cards was initially set up as a card business. This has now branched to personalized ...

Barnton Cottage

Barnton Cottage

Barnton, Cheshire

With a passion for interior design, I use upcycling to create bespoke and unusual pieces ...

Whats new

Whats new

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have some new bags added to the shop and in the making. Miss messenger bags. Across ...

Feeling Foxy

Feeling Foxy

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have just made some lovely cute hooded towel wraps with animal faces on the hood. ...

Sew much Quilting

Sew much Quilting

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have been doing so many quilts lately it has been lots of fun watching them come together ...

Hoop frame bags are coming

Hoop frame bags are coming

Macclesfield, Cheshire

These gorgeous hoop bags are a lovely stylish way to customise your outfit. These two ...

Its here

Its here

Macclesfield, Cheshire

The girl in the go backpack very stylish and logs of room to fill with your much needed ...

We are back pack crazy

We are back pack crazy

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have been making lots of different backpack styles lately. But we are very excited ...

Dont worry bee happy

Dont worry bee happy

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Our new backpacks are available on shop and to order. check out Our shop to view our ...

Its Sew busy here

Its Sew busy here

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have lots of new items and bags coming within the next few months we will keep you ...

NEW Engraved Glassware gifts

NEW Engraved Glassware gifts

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have a wide range lf personalised glassware gifts from Gin glasses, champagne/Pocesso ...

Wrap up warm with our Quilts coming soon

Wrap up warm with our Quilts coming soon

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We are so happy with our new range animal quilts we have coming we have Easter animals ...

New material Whoop whoop

New material Whoop whoop

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Woooo hoooo its arrived. My order for materials have arrived . I have no idea where ...

New products

New products

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Sorry for the lack of blog posts this week we have been extra busy making lots of new ...

Meet the special bear who you can celebrate with

Meet the special bear who you can celebrate with

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Special occasion bear is here.. he makes a perfect gift for anyone who has something ...

Welcome the special occasions bear

Welcome the special occasions bear

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We would like you to meet the bear who loves to celebrate special occasions, we are currently ...

Patchwork Fun

Patchwork Fun

Macclesfield, Cheshire

I love Patchworking and after this i am sure you will too ... Patchwork is a great way ...

Rag Dolls

Rag Dolls

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Meet Looby Loo this is about our journey in to the rag doll world. We had a lot of fun ...

Welcome to K and K sewing

Welcome to K and K sewing

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Hello everyone Welcome to our first blog post. We are very excited for you to see what ...

New addition The Snowdrop

New addition The Snowdrop

Congleton, Cheshire

This is the new limited addition to my Botanical Globes, a personal favourite- the snowdrop, ...

Glass Painting

Glass Painting

Wirral, Cheshire

Busy working on a special red vase order today


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).