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Arts and crafts in Essex

Essex (including Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock and Uttlesford.) is in the East of England of England. It has a population of around 1,725,000 and covers approximately 367,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Suffolk.

County flag of EssexDating back to the Anglo Saxon period, Essex is among the oldest counties in Britain and with little locally available stone, many of the counties older buildings were constructed using timber or bricks. The county town of Essex is Chelmsford, where visitors to the local museum can see exhibits reflecting the areas history and heritage, as well as pieces of pottery and glass work. Colchester is considered to be the oldest recorded town in the country, pre-dating the Roman conquest, when it had the Celtic name Camulodunon. In Colchester you can visit Hollytrees Museum, which is located in a Georgian house and runs arts and crafts workshops, events relating to local history and has exhibits including costumes, clocks and watches. Performing arts venues in Essex include the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea, the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch, Colchester Arts Centre, the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea and the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford.

Ingatestone Hall is a Tudor house built during the 16th century and decorated with furnishings reflecting its history, such as paintings, tapestries and wood panelled walls. Coggeshall Grange Barn dates back to the 13th century, making it one of the earliest remaining timber framed buildings in Europe and exhibited within it are a number of old farming machines and tools. Visitors to the popular coastal resort of Southend-on-Sea can walk along the longest pleasure pier in the world, which is 1.34 miles long and stretches out into the Thames Estuary. Eastbury Manor House is an Elizabethan merchants house in Barking built during the 16th century and extensively restored during the 20th century. The house is owned by the National Trust, though managed by the local borough council and is used as a community heritage resource. Other attractions in Essex include Chelmsford Cathedral, Dedham Art and Craft Centre, Mountfitchet Castle, The Saffron Walden Gallery, Castle Park in Colchester and Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood.

Parent and Child Indian Hand Block Printing PM

Parent and Child Indian Hand Block Printing PM

The Fishermens Chapel, LeighonSea, Essex

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Parent and Child Indian Hand Block Printing AM

Parent and Child Indian Hand Block Printing AM

The Fishermens Chapel, LeighonSea, Essex

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

we are handmade Christmas Craft Fair

we are handmade Christmas Craft Fair

Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Essex Christmas Fair at Cressing

Essex Christmas Fair at Cressing

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Braintree, Essex

Saturday, 3 November 2018 (2 day event)

The Essex Christmas Show

The Essex Christmas Show

Crowne Plaza Five Lakes, Maldon, Essex

Saturday, 17 November 2018 (2 day event)

HRCC Christmas Fair 2018 Chelmsford

HRCC Christmas Fair 2018  Chelmsford

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex

Saturday, 24 November 2018 (2 day event)

Handmade Christmas Fair Launch evening

Handmade Christmas Fair Launch evening

Tank Handmade Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex

Friday, 30 November 2018

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

The Kursaal, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 1 December 2018 (2 day event)

handmade Christmas Fair Launch evening

handmade Christmas Fair Launch evening

Tank Handmade Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saturday, 1 December 2018 (2 day event)

handmade Christmas Fair Launch evening

handmade Christmas Fair Launch evening

Tank Handmade Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex

Sunday, 2 December 2018

HRCC Christmas Fair 2018 Colchester

HRCC Christmas Fair 2018  Colchester

Firstsite, High Street, Colchester, Essex

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Simply events...Christmas craft fair

Simply events...Christmas craft fair

Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Nanny Bons handmade teddy bears and gifts

Nanny Bons handmade teddy bears and gifts

Harlow, Essex

I have made soft toys from an early age as a hobby and then went on to making toys for my two grandchildren. A great deal of people have ...

Bows by Mums Ks Craft Fairs

Bows by Mums Ks Craft Fairs

Leigh on Sea, Essex

Welcome Crafters. I have 2 sides to my crafting, I have my Craft, Bows by Mums and I have my Craft Fair Organising, Ks Craft Fairs. ...

Lindas Little Gifts

Lindas Little Gifts

Harlow, Essex

I make small pieces for dressing room design, or bedrooms. Pretty little boxes, cute decorated little tins, glass dishes for jewellery, ...

Kool Kraft

Kool Kraft

Romford, Essex

We bring you one step closer to the world of handmade, in an era driven by industry. We aim to source unique, high-quality products that ...

Mae Kandoo

Mae Kandoo

Brightlingsea, Essex

Mae Kandoos hand made home wares and gifts have an immediately identifiable style. Inspired by vintage patterns, Mae Kandoos designs provide ...

The Eternal Landscape

The Eternal Landscape

Waltham Abbey, Essex

The Eternal Landscape - a journey in paint and poetry... and more. The Landscape paintings morph across canvases through the seasons ...

Hotanicals Heatpads

Hotanicals Heatpads

Colchester, Essex

All Hotanicals Heatpads are handmade by me at home, usually of an evening once the dining room table has been cleared. I work in batches, ...

woollenpleasure

woollenpleasure

Grays, Essex

The products I produce are baby items, various kinds of scarves such as poodle scarves, ruffle scarves etc., beanie hats, wristwarmers ...

Jemima and Co

Jemima and Co

Romford, Essex

Jemima and Co is the home of delightful, original, handmade rag dolls. I make them carefully and individually using traditional techniques, ...

Jason Keith Jewellery Ltd

Jason Keith Jewellery Ltd

Chelmsford, Essex

Jason Keith designs bespoke jewellery and specialises in creating unique wedding rings and engagement rings. Harmoniously blending your ...

DeBBees Craft Studio

DeBBees Craft Studio

Brightlingsea, Essex

I like to find good solid pieces of furniture and depending on what I find I will either use stained glass or mosaics giving the pieces ...

AnimalLuv Cross Stitch Greetings Cards

AnimalLuv Cross Stitch Greetings Cards

Loughton, Essex

Animals are my passion and I support many charities around the world who do a wonderful job helping strays and abused animals. My day ...

Qryztal Crafts by David Rolph

Qryztal Crafts by David Rolph

Frinton On Sea, Essex

Here at Qryztal Crafts, we specialise in the healing properties of Gemstone together with essential oils that can complement them in the ...

Dirah Exclusives

Dirah Exclusives

Colchester, Essex

Sewing and creating is something that we have done for many years. We have experience in making made to measure clothing and accessories ...

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Grays, Essex

I produce a varirty of things in various mediums including fan art and prints, manga type prints of original art eork, small handmade Characters, ...

PenibeadsCrafts

PenibeadsCrafts

Basildon, Essex

Dealing and creating all sorts of beaded jewellery. Ranging from Gemstones, Glass Beads and Findings. I have recently added other crafts ...

Vixx craft storage

Vixx craft storage

Southend on sea, Essex

We make by hand:- Pro-marker and Copic pen storage units in various sizes Ribbon racks to hold reels of ribbon in various sizes Colouring ...

Sea Glass Jewellery and Charms

Sea Glass Jewellery and Charms

Clacton on Sea, Essex

We make unique one off heavily frosted, wire wrapped Sea Glass and Sea Pebble jewellery. Naturally produced genuine sea glass originates ...

The White Candle Company

The White Candle Company

Colchester, Essex

I am a relatively new company, specialising in making homemade Eco Soy Wax fragranced candles and wax melts. In addition, I offer a selection ...

ShedSpun

ShedSpun

Colchester, Essex

Handmade gifts using high quality all natural fabrics. Beautiful cushions, purses and home accessories , some hand stencilled, some appliquéd ...

Painting Your Moments by Kaylie Monk

Painting Your Moments by Kaylie Monk

Shoeburyness, Essex

A perfect and unique gift for you or your loved ones! I believe the soul can shine out of a painting. A story is told and emotions dance ...

Unique crafts

Unique crafts

Romford, Essex

Home crafted items, from glass bottles, vases, photo frames....hand painted glass and canvas art work using assortment of acrylics, paints, ...

Stapleface Studio

Stapleface Studio

Colchester, Essex

Hi and welcome to my shop! I create an array of different collaged mixed media artwork– I have an eclectic style and a love of geometric ...

The Big Scary Bear

The Big Scary Bear

Chelmsford, Essex

We have our own herd of Alpacas at home in Essex and from that we have produced our own luxury yarn, some delightful stuffed toys and knitting ...

Havannah

Havannah

Frinton on Sea, Essex

Havannah is a brand new business specialising in good quality jewellery concentrating working with Swarovski: This includes delicate glass ...

GemzBoutique

GemzBoutique

Colchester, Essex

GemzBoutique is the name of my handmade bracelet craft. I try to make each piece unique and never repeat a design exactly. I love using ...

Creative touch

Creative touch

Upminster, Essex

I began decorating ceramics purely to create personalised gifts for family, friends and teachers from my children. I created a range of ...

Olga Graham

Olga Graham

Braintree, Essex

ArtRocks is a highly unusual, concept of creating stunning, fine artwork pieces painted in acrylic on an art board panel. ArtRock art ...

Crafty Cards by JoJo

Crafty Cards by JoJo

Witham, Essex

Starting in 2017 as a handmade card business I have expanded into a range of decorative items for the Christmas season. Cards are either ...

Black Shed Studio

Black Shed Studio

Waltham Abbey, Essex

Home potter hand crafting an eclectic mix of functional and decorative items including jewellery. All created in my studio at the bottom ...

Bare and Bloom Works Handcrafted Soaps

Bare and Bloom Works Handcrafted Soaps

Basildon, Essex

My soaps are handcrafted with passion. Bare and Bloom Works soaps are handcrafted from ingredients chosen to address your needs. We offer ...

Louise

Louise

Colchester, Essex

I do a really mixture of things , I started with bead bracelet making and then moved on to painting glass jars and the doing decoupage ...

Barbara Chaplin contemporary mosaic artist

Barbara Chaplin contemporary mosaic artist

Colchester, Essex

My objective is to show the diversity of original, contemporary mosaic art work in both 2D and 3D forms. My work is both decorative and ...

RetroBarbfurniture

RetroBarbfurniture

Harwich, Essex

I love to upcycle various objects of all shapes and sizes. I take preloved items, such as small pieces of furniture and home accessories ...

ArtShed Hazel K Adlam

ArtShed Hazel K Adlam

Great Dunmow, Essex

I am artist based in Leaden Roding, Dunmow, Essex specialising in original paintings and drawings with orders taken for commissions in ...

The Crazy Patch

The Crazy Patch

Clacton on Sea, Essex

We make personalised , quilted height charts , advent calenders, and christmas stockings . We also have a range of cushions , bags , teddybears ...

How to care for your favourite pieces of jewellery

How to care for your favourite pieces of jewellery

Chelmsford, Essex

I often get asked about Cleaning and Caring for Your Jewellery, whether its for a piece I’ve made or not. It really goes without saying ...

Handwoven Kutchi Shawls

Handwoven Kutchi Shawls

Romford, Essex

Vibrant and stunning, handwoven shawls have been a cultural identity for many communities of Kutch district in western part of India. The ...

Organising Craft and Clock Fairs

Organising Craft and Clock Fairs

Colchester, Essex

I am just starting to organise Craft Fairs to complement the Clock Fairs I already run. It became obvious that most of the people who ...

My Easter Craft Fair

My Easter Craft Fair

Leigh on Sea, Essex

So I have managed to secure and hire my venue of choice and I am hosting an Easter Weekend Craft Fair. I am currently booking out stalls ...

Havvanah range

Havvanah range

Frinton on Sea, Essex

We have a change to our organisation in that we have a range for teenagers. This is available on our Facebook page Havvanah. Did you also ...

Indoor Craft Market

Indoor Craft Market

Leigh on Sea, Essex

Ok so here it goes, my first blog. I apologize for any mistakes, (I can sew, create, design but spelling isn’t a strong point) I’m one ...

Healing Properties Gemstones and Oils Fayres

Healing Properties Gemstones and Oils Fayres

Frinton On Sea, Essex

Qryztal Crafts Will be hosting the first of three open Jewellery Craft fayres at 142 Connaught Avenue, Frinton on Sea. It will comprise ...

Exhibiting at Planet Folkestone Sunday 7th May

Exhibiting at Planet Folkestone Sunday 7th May

Grays, Essex

I am happy to say that I will be at the Planet Folkestone sc-fi show on the 7th May 2017. We will be selling a variety of things which ...

Additions on Lindas Little Gifts

Additions on Lindas Little Gifts

Harlow, Essex

Please look out for new items, I am so passionate about decoupage I am constantly on the look out for something to bring to life so I add ...

Greetings All

Greetings All

Chelmsford, Essex

Just joined the site today and very excited to chat and meet with fellow members. We are Karen and Richard and we own Alpacas- 13 in fact ...

Topsyturvy dolls

Topsyturvy dolls

Romford, Essex

Having made a successful topsyturvy doll back in the summer, I worked to produce some in various color schemes and hairstyles over the ...

segmented woodturning

segmented woodturning

Hockley, Essex

i have been doing segemented woodturning for coming on five years now. i joined sandon woodturners club in chelmsford when i retired . ...

My first first prize

My first first prize

Grays, Essex

I entered my tapestry cottage picture in a competition at the Orsett Show in Essex. The event took place on the third of September in 2016. ...

Topsyturvy doll success

Topsyturvy doll success

Romford, Essex

My Rags to Riches dolls are proving popular! Ive made quite a few and I could do with the time to make some more. People who have never ...

My first blog .....

My first blog .....

Romford, Essex

Hi everyone. Im new to the site. Im Jenny and for nearly a year Ive been designing and creating beautiful rag dolls. It started as a sort ...

Successful event Dunmow

Successful event Dunmow

Frinton On Sea, Essex

I was really pleased with my own efforts at a recent craft fair at Dunmow at the same time the flitch was happening. This was great because ...

First Fair

First Fair

Colchester, Essex

Well Ive now got my first fair under my belt so thats another first done. Eveyone taking part was really helpful and gave me lots of advice, ...

Newbie

Newbie

Colchester, Essex

Hi everyone out there in the blogging world. Im a total newbie to this crafting site and also not used to blogging. My daughter and I have ...

Bespoke individual hand blended clay and upcyclin

Bespoke individual hand blended clay and upcyclin

Maldon, Essex

I love the magic of hand blending designs with polymer clay and I create bespoke pieces mixed with upcyled glass, silk or beads. I do 3 ...

Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market

Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market

Brightlingsea, Essex

Put some Yay! into your day...one of the tag lines used the Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market this Sunday. For Mae Kandoo it is ...

Simply events...2016 dates

Simply events...2016 dates

Stambourne, Essex

We do have a few spaces at some of our 2016 dates still available, please get intouch if you are interested in booking a stall with us. ...

Wedding Fayres

Wedding Fayres

Frinton On Sea, Essex

I am looking to ehxibit and sell my range of jewellery at a wedding fayre please contact me at: enquiries@davidcraftycreations.co.uk

Christmas at Waterside Gallery

Christmas at Waterside Gallery

Brightlingsea, Essex

This annual event has become increasingly popular with local shoppers and visitors to the town. Waterside Gallery is situated on the front ...

Now Strike takes on an apprentice

Now Strike takes on an apprentice

Chelmsford, Essex

After many months of searching Now Strike Archery Ltd are proud to announce that Heather Macdonald has started work with us as an apprentice ...


Edward Bawden

(Born 1903 in Braintree in Essex), Illustration, Painting

A graphic artist, illustrator and painter. He was a war artist during the World War II.