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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.

Gordale craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 22 March 2024 (3 day event)

Gordale craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 22 March 2024 (3 day event)

Cheshire Horse Show Craft and Gift marquee

Craft Fair

cheshire horse show formerly warrington horse show, tabley, knutsford, Cheshire

Monday, 27 May 2024

Cheshire Bead Fair

Cheshire Bead Fair

Goodwill Hall, Faddiley near Nantwich, Cheshire

Sunday, 16 June 2024

Cheshire Horse Show Craft and Gift marquee

Craft Fair

Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 (2 day event)

Woodford Park Garden Centre craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Woodford Park Garden Centre, Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire

Friday, 21 June 2024 (3 day event)

Arley Hall garden festival craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 29 June 2024 (2 day event)

Gordale craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 5 July 2024 (3 day event)

Glebe farm craft gift and food festival

Craft Fair

Glebe Farm Astbury, Astbury, Congleton, Cheshire

Saturday, 27 July 2024 (2 day event)

Nantwich county show

Craft Fair

Nantwich show, Nantwich, Cheshire

Wednesday, 31 July 2024

High Legh Garden centre craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

High Legh Garden Centre, Knutsford, Cheshire

Friday, 30 August 2024 (3 day event)

Rivendell artisan craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 6 September 2024 (3 day event)

Arley Hall food and drink Festival

Craft Fair

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 21 September 2024 (2 day event)

Gordale craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 4 October 2024 (3 day event)

Woodford Park Garden Centre Christmas craft and gift marquee

Craft Fair

Woodford Park Garden Centre, Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire

Friday, 15 November 2024 (3 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 ...

Glitterarty GB

Glitterarty GB

Lymm, Cheshire

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

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Wraenna Design

Wraenna Design

Middlewich, Cheshire

I am a lover of history and pre history and think many designs and artifacts left behind ...

Haus of Myth

Haus of Myth

Macclesfield, Cheshire

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

Wax Candles

Wax Candles

Winsford, Cheshire

I am making soy and coconut aroma fragrance candles, mold candles soap products.It us ...

Repurposed by Hand

Repurposed by Hand

Chester, Cheshire

I craft as a hobby and my starting point is always to find something that isnít being ...

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 ...

Toni Meakin

Toni Meakin

Scholar Green, Cheshire

After 25 years working in the Early Years Education sector, I have decided to combine ...

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 ...

Infused Jars

Infused Jars

Warrington, Cheshire

We are a family run small business, set up with the aim of creating cocktail experiences ...

Art Obsession by Barbara

Art Obsession by Barbara

Widnes, Cheshire

I am a multi media artist. I paint with acrylic and oils, on cotton canvases mostly. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Watts Workshop

Watts Workshop

Wilmslow, Cheshire

My daughter and I make scented candles, wax melts and reed diffusers. Hand poured at ...

Coconut Fish

Coconut Fish

Warrington, Cheshire

Hand crafted gemstone jewellery inspired by the beach. Created using genuine gemstones ...

Pretty Things By Po and Co

Pretty Things By Po and Co

Sale, Cheshire

Hi my name is Chelsie and I am the owner of Pretty Things By Po and Co. I am the biggest ...

Baubles in a Box

Baubles in a Box

Northwich, Cheshire

Handmade gifts including coasters, keyrings, lamps, tables, trays, jewellery Using resin, ...

Martin Deakin Pottery Houses

Martin Deakin Pottery Houses

Macclesfield, Cheshire

All made by hand It started as a hobby but has rapidly grown into something else. I started ...

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. ...

KITAMAY Designs

KITAMAY Designs

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 ...


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), Childrens Fiction, Illustration

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