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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.

Runcorn shopping centre craft and gift fair

Runcorn shopping centre craft and gift fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 26 May 2022 (3 day event)

Royal Cheshire show craft and gift marquee

Royal Cheshire show craft and gift marquee

Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 (2 day event)

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022 (2 day event)

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022 (2 day event)

Nantwich county show

Nantwich county show

Nantwich show, Nantwich, Cheshire

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Food and drink festival Arley Hall

Food and drink festival Arley Hall

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 24 September 2022 (2 day event)

Gordale craft and gift fair

Gordale craft and gift fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 7 October 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. ...

Dolly Melts

Dolly Melts

Winsford, Cheshire

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

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 ...

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 ...

Deshca Designs

Deshca Designs

Crewe, Cheshire

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

Dog Rough Crafts

Dog Rough Crafts

Ashton, Cheshire

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

Sue Holmes

Sue Holmes

Chester, Cheshire

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

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 ...

CreatEvie

CreatEvie

Ellesmere port, Cheshire

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Phoenix Phusion

Phoenix Phusion

Sale, Cheshire

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

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 ...

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 ...

The Conscious Candle Company

The Conscious Candle Company

Rudheath, Cheshire

Handpoured vegan, soy wax candles in repurposed glass ware for a unique and eco friendly ...

Moon Back Creative

Moon Back Creative

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

I offer paintings ready to post, customisable colour options and also accept commissions. ...

Scentsation

Scentsation

Stockport, Cheshire

We are a small company, based in Stockport, Cheshire, making handmade cosmetic products ...

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 ...

Crochet is good for your health FACT

Crochet is good for your health FACT

Northwich, Cheshire

Crochet is good for anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress trigger a flood of chemicals ...

A whole day of crochet is my idea of heaven

A whole day of crochet is my idea of heaven

Northwich, Cheshire

Our all-inclusive crochet retreats will immerse you in a world that youíll love! From ...

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).