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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

Craft and Gift Marquee

Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee

Craft and Gift Marquee

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 27 June 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee

Craft and Gift Marquee

Nantwich County Show, Dorfold Park, Nantwich, Cheshire

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair - Craft Marquee

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair - Craft Marquee

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair, Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 14 August 2020 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee

Craft and Gift Marquee

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 26 September 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 9 October 2020 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 (4 day event)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 6 November 2020 (3 day event)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 10 December 2020 (7 day event)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 17 December 2020 (6 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 ...

Beautifully Handcrafted

Beautifully Handcrafted

Congleton, Cheshire

My love of nature and the countryside is a major influence in my craft. I create unique woodland scenes from dried flora collected from ...

Rocket Wraps

Rocket Wraps

Northwich, Cheshire

Rocket Wraps was launched to help us all do our bit to reduce the use of nasty plastics for food wrapping or storage, which we know is ...

Timeless Galleries

Timeless Galleries

Macclesfield, Cheshire

The goal of Timeless Galleries is to make available unusual historical artefacts (or high-grade fossils) as home decor. We attend quarterly ...

Hats Not All White

Hats Not All White

Warrington, Cheshire

Warm, cosy and super stylish beanies that are a must for any time of the year! 4 sizes NB, S, M and L. Perfect as a gift for yourself or ...

Dog Rough Crafts

Dog Rough Crafts

Ashton, Cheshire

I endeavour to create as many of my handmade items by upcycling unwanted or no longer useful items. My items range from handmade cards ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Treacle Town Candle Company ltd

Treacle Town Candle Company ltd

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We make candles from 100 percent uk sourced soy wax. We use cotton wicks and woodwicks and also use recycled materials wherever possible, ...

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 ...

White Dog Jewellery

White Dog Jewellery

Knutsford, Cheshire

I am an award winning designer using silver and copper wire to wrap gemstones to create wirework jewellery. I also make items using Viking ...

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 ...

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 ...

KatieKinsCrochet

KatieKinsCrochet

Runcorn, Cheshire

Katie.Kins.Crochet is a store that consists of 100 percent hand made items created with the art of crochet. I produce bespoke items made ...

Vintage love by trine

Vintage love by trine

Bramhall, Cheshire

I design upcycled jewellery and leather goods inspired by my Danish heritage combined with my love for creating individual styles for individual ...

Gemini Boutique accessories

Gemini Boutique accessories

Middlewich, Cheshire

I am just starting out making bespoke accessories for a range of events from weddings to festivals. Ive recently opened an online shop ...

Phoenix Phusion

Phoenix Phusion

Sale, Cheshire

Original glass art inspired by nature and street sign art inspired by urban streets. Innovate don’t imitate, always unique and handmade ...

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! - mainly prints to make your home look fun, a little ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 lines that can.be purchased to be made for ...

Beautiful Art

Beautiful Art

Malpas, Cheshire

I love flowers and all things Scottish. My paintings are of Croft houses and Hebridean seas - there are quite a few stormy skies too! I ...

Namesake Emporium

Namesake Emporium

Stockport, Cheshire

I produce personalised/bespoke gifts, keepsakes and ornamental items using a combination of vinyl print, decoupage and etching. Items include ...

Cheshire Bakehouse

Cheshire Bakehouse

Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire

Savoury rolls which are neither a sausage roll or a pie, we use puff and shortcrust pastry and have 4 varieties per season, 1 is always ...

Tans Shiny Things

Tans Shiny Things

Golborne, Cheshire

I hate waste so have specialised in upcycling old silver. Most of my work involves taking silver items that are no longer in general use ...

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 ...

Star candle studio

Star candle studio

Macclesfield, Cheshire

The technique of this craft involves hand-pouring the core base of the candle, and once that is cooled the carving master adds up to 40 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, dried and loving places inside the globe to ...

Open for business

Open for business

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Welcome to our first blog post! Timeless Galleries is a new business based in the sleepy hamlet of Pott Shrigley on the edge of the Peak ...

FIDO Seaglass and silver pendant

FIDO    Seaglass and silver pendant

Middlewich, Cheshire

This is my latest creation, a seaglass multi set in silver. When I found the lovely multi (end of day glass) on Seaham Beach I thought ...

Glass Painting

Glass Painting

Wirral, Cheshire

Busy working on a special red vase order today

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 ...

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).