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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.

Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, Warrington, Cheshire

Saturday, 15 September 2018 (2 day event)

Arley Hall Food Festival

Arley Hall Food Festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 22 September 2018 (2 day event)

Widnes Vintage Steam Rally

Widnes Vintage Steam Rally

Widnes Vintage Steam Rally, Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire

Saturday, 29 September 2018 (2 day event)

Bridgemere Garden Centre

Bridgemere Garden Centre

Bridgemere Garden Centre, Bridgemere, Nantwich, Cheshire

Friday, 5 October 2018 (3 day event)

Gordale Garden Centre

Gordale Garden Centre

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 12 October 2018 (3 day event)

Rivendell Garden Centre

Rivendell Garden Centre

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 2 November 2018 (3 day event)

Christmas at Capesthorne Hall

Christmas at Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Friday, 23 November 2018 (3 day event)

Marple Garden Centre

Marple Garden Centre

Marple Garden Centre, Otterspool, Stockport, Cheshire

Friday, 14 December 2018 (3 day event)

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. My inspiration for my painted glass comes from my ...

Pickles And Pudding

Pickles And Pudding

Northwich, Cheshire

I make cards and hanging decorations issuing clay, which I hand stamp to personalise. I also make other hand stamped cards. I also hand ...

Deshca Designs

Deshca Designs

Crewe, Cheshire

Based in Crewe in Cheshire, I create unique copper sculptures for the home or garden. Most of my work incorporates some facet of nature, ...

The Flax Factoy

The Flax Factoy

Sale, Cheshire

Here at The Flax Factory we personalise pillar candles for all your special occasions, including weddings, baptisms, birthdays, bar/bat ...

Glitter Sparkle

Glitter Sparkle

Widnes, Cheshire

Scentsy sell flame-free electric scented wax warmers, a safe alternative to the traditional candle. We also have a great range of gorgeous ...

Belynda Conrad

Belynda Conrad

Altrincham, Cheshire

Belynda Conrad, an emporium of mixed luxury products richly embellished with, crystals, diamante and jewels. All of the items in my collection ...

Black Heart Designed

Black Heart Designed

Winsford, Cheshire

I am an independant artist who likes to work with acrylic and resin. I do this mostly on canvas but will be moving to MDF and other materials ...

Occasions by Lillie

Occasions by Lillie

Runcorn, Cheshire

We design and create beautiful items to suite any occasion. Wedding favours and gifts, Christmas gifts, personalised handmade frames, Easter ...

Floraluscious

Floraluscious

Chester, Cheshire

We create beautiful individual pieces using quality artificial and dried materials, including flowers, succulents, foliage, shells, cones, ...

Feather Game Birds UK Tracey Telford

Feather Game Birds UK Tracey Telford

Chester, Cheshire

feathergamebirdsuk is a creative and innovative company in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside making total unique designs of hand crafted ...

Diane Rose

Diane Rose

Northwich, Cheshire

My art work is mainly for pleasure and I find it extremely therapeutic. It has given me a new lease of life and a new passion for creating ...

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 five years. I make a lot of bespoke pens with a ...

Brian Chapman

Brian Chapman

Stockport, Cheshire

Im a retired artist, arts project manager and director of an internationally recognised Manchester based Arts in Health charity called ...

Cheshire Candle Company Ltd

Cheshire Candle Company Ltd

Wirral, Cheshire

We just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE candles at the Cheshire Candle Company Ltd... the look of them, the SMELL of them and the atmosphere they create ...

Paint the Hound

Paint the Hound

Chester, Cheshire

Professional artist, Lorraine Black, currently specialises in animals, particularly dogs and cows: working mostly in charcoal, acrylic ...

janet and daniel

janet and daniel

Widnes, Cheshire

unique paper/ wood products, 3d paper/card gifts, unique celebration card designs , wooden home décor / ornamental / man cave produc ...

Nog Pepper Me

Nog Pepper Me

Crewe, Cheshire

After many years in IT, a change in my health forced me to rethink my life. Looking for ways to cope with various illnesses, I tried cross ...

Cards 4 All Occasions

Cards 4 All Occasions

Dukinfield, Cheshire

As keen photographers with thousands of photographs, Mike and Liz Donlan would like to share them images with others. We thought a good ...

Bibi EmJay Jewellery

Bibi EmJay Jewellery

Heaton Mersey, Cheshire

Bibi EmJay was inspired by the need for beautiful and affordable ranges of costume jewelry which wasnt old or dated. Bijoux and Boho trends ...

Silva925

Silva925

Edgeley, Cheshire

I lovingly make jewellery items which can be made to complement your special day or to show a token of your affection for your partner. ...

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 all occasions. All cards are created by myself from ...

MOOSHED

MOOSHED

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

MOOSHED makes individual and unique gifts. Most popular are my decoupaged ducklings and unique wooden spoons and also my handmade personalised ...

Eira Art

Eira Art

Warrington, Cheshire

Ink drawings and watercolours (sometimes combined) of Vintage Fashion, mostly French. The fashions can be dated to the month in which ...

Sian HaighBrown Jewellery

Sian HaighBrown Jewellery

Chester, Cheshire

Sians handcrafted jewellery collections of gold, oxidised silver, silver, garnets and pearls address themes of a lost world of decoration, ...

acorn jewellery

acorn jewellery

Warrington, Cheshire

hand made bespoke jewellery made from crystal gems, at affordable prices, also bespoke wedding table displays, accessories, to hire or ...

Spirited Craft

Spirited Craft

Warrington, Cheshire

I make and sell homemade cheesecakes. Full of fresh flavour that will leave you wanting more. Some of the cakes contain nuts, all products ...

BORN ON THE WAVES

BORN ON THE WAVES

Middlewich, Cheshire

I create beautiful jewellery from sea glass found on beaches and using a variety of wire wrapping and silver soldering techniques. By its ...

Namesake Emporium

Namesake Emporium

Stockport, Cheshire

I create personalised and bespoke keepsakes, gifts and everyday items including bottles, bags, baubles, pictures, baby grows amongst the ...

Congleton Town Centre Market Site Cheshire

Congleton Town Centre Market Site Cheshire

Congleton, Cheshire

. . . . Available now to host your Event. Congleton Town Centre Market Site is a unique venue, suitable for all types of events. Excellent ...

The Starlight Candle Company

The Starlight Candle Company

Widnes, Cheshire

I make hand poured soy candles with wood wicks. Each scent has been handpicked and thoroughly tested. There are currently 9 different scents ...

Kats Cards

Kats Cards

Runcorn, Cheshire

Kats Cards was initially set up as a card business. This has now branched to personalized and printed candles, both wax and LED, Etched ...

Beady Mouse

Beady Mouse

Congleton, Cheshire

Beady Mouse is a new business born from my passion for making quality, high end handmade jewellery. Ranging from, bracelets, necklaces, ...

Atissue

Atissue

Northwich, Cheshire

Hand made tissue box covers. Look like a tiny settee with cute mini cushions on top . Cushions can be personalised. Custom orders taken ...

Janine Scott

Janine Scott

Warrington, Cheshire

Its all in the details. Pretty things catch peoples eye. Bespoke accessories and jewellery for adults and children. Beautiful gifts and ...

Barnton Cottage

Barnton Cottage

Barnton, Cheshire

With a passion for interior design, I use upcycling to create bespoke and unusual pieces to create a unique feel to your home, always keeping ...

Anne Smith

Anne Smith

Stockport, Cheshire

We do embroidery and wood turning along with a mixture of other homemade crafts. All at reasonable prices. We do take orders and do home ...

Glass Painting

Glass Painting

Wirral, Cheshire

Busy working on a special red vase order today

WORLD FIRST Grouse Feather Bow Tie Handmade

WORLD FIRST  Grouse Feather Bow Tie Handmade

Chester, Cheshire

I love the rich autumnal colours of the grouse feathers, with the hint of gold and little snow capped white peaks on the end of the feathers. ...

Stag Moose Lapel Pin for our Feather Bow Tie set

Stag  Moose Lapel Pin for our Feather Bow Tie set

Chester, Cheshire

Introducing our NEW Stag / Moose Feather Bow Tie and Lapel Pin Set. Can be purchased as a bow tie, as a lapel pin, or as a set. The stag ...

Hot Trend Butterfly Art

Hot Trend Butterfly Art

Crewe, Cheshire

So this week all the shiny new equipment arrived and we are installing it in Nog Pepper Me headquarters. I have managed to finish off ...

Hello from Nog Pepper Me

Hello from Nog Pepper Me

Crewe, Cheshire

Hello and welcome to our world of Nog Pepper Me! Here we will share our news on products, events and business. Currently we are just waiting ...

Winsford Cross Shopping Centre Winsford Cheshire

Winsford Cross Shopping Centre Winsford Cheshire

Winsford, Cheshire

Winsford Cross Shopping Centre is in the heart of Cheshire and the heart of the Winsford community. Called the Town Centre the Shopping ...

A Crafty Vintage Affair Christmas Extravaganza

A Crafty Vintage Affair Christmas Extravaganza

Warrington, Cheshire

The 21st November is approaching really fast and we are getting very excited for our first major event! Preparations are well under way ...

Artisan Event 7th May Winsford Cross

Artisan Event 7th May Winsford Cross

Winsford, Cheshire

Hi our next Artisan Event at Winsford Cross Shopping centre is on 7th May. We run the event in the shopping centre and we get great footfall. ...


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).