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Arts and crafts in Hampshire

Hampshire (including Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest, Portsmouth, Rushmoor, Southampton, Test Valley and Winchester) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 1,760,000 and covers approximately 377,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Berkshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire.

County flag of HampshireHampshire has a southern border with the English Channel and the Solent straight, which separates it from the Isle of Wight. Its county town is Winchester, which was once the capital of England and where visitors can see a statue of King Alfred. Displayed in the Medieval Winchester Great Hall is a round table which is thought to have been created around 1290 to celebrate the legend of the Round Table, around which met King Arthur and his Knights. The ports of Southampton and Portsmouth are an important part of Hampshires maritime history and the county has inspired artists such as J. M. W. Turner and L. S. Lowry. This naval history is represented by attractions such as the Historic Dockyard, where visitors can see HMS Victory, the flagship of Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar in the year 1805, and The Mary Rose Museum, with the remains of the Tudor ship which was launched during the reign of Henry VIII, sank in 1545 and was salvaged in 1982. Performing arts venues in Hampshire include the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, The Anvil in Basingstoke, the Theatre Royal Winchester and The Brook in Southampton.

Built during the 16th century, Breamore House was extensively restored during the 19th century and is set among picturesque parkland. Within the Elizabethan manor house there is period furniture, collections of ceramics, textiles and paintings and the Countryside Museum features exhibits drawn from village life and work during previous centuries. Constructed on the site of an earlier mansion during the 19th century, Highclere Castle has become famous as the location where the television series Downton Abbey is filmed. The exterior architecture is Jacobethan style (mixing Jacobean and Elizabethan architecture), the interior rooms are finely decorated and furnished and the impressive gardens and parkland were designed during the 18th century by the landscape architect Capability Brown. Other attractions in Hampshire include Winchester Cathedral, the Tudor House and Garden in Southampton, Portsmouth City Museum, Beaulieu Abbey-Palace House, Jane Austens House, Romsey Abbey, the remains of Portchester Castle and the New Forest, with its historic landscape and wildlife.

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Candle Making with Deborah Woodland

Candle Making with Deborah Woodland

Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age, Andover, Hampshire

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Silver Earrings with Jo Tinley

Silver Earrings with Jo Tinley

Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age, Andover, Hampshire

Friday, 14 December 2018

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall Craft and Gift Market by Mynt Image

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Friday, 5 April 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Romsey Craft and Gift market

Romsey Craft and Gift market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Romsey Craft and Gift market

Romsey Craft and Gift market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Romsey Craft and Gift market

Romsey Craft and Gift market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Craft and Gift market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Craft and Gift market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Crafty Heidi

Crafty Heidi

Southampton, Hampshire

I started out in September 2015 therefore my stock is increasing gradually, so make sure you check back on a regular basis. I make and ...

Wendy Maddox

Wendy Maddox

Fareham, Hampshire

As a beader myself I am already addicted to the lovely colours, finishes and sparkles available in these little glass wonders. With no ...

The whatever the weather shop

The whatever the weather shop

Portsmouth, Hampshire

I have an online shop. Every item is handmade. I love little details like beautiful packaging. I keep my costs affordable for buyers. My ...

Art Design and Craft

Art Design and Craft

Lee on Solent, Hampshire

Art-D-Craft, In love with colours, textures and scents. I grew up under the sun of Brazil, but with a strong connection with Italy. In ...

Phoenix Woollen Mills

Phoenix Woollen Mills

Southampton, Hampshire

I love knitting and creating useful items. Another passion of my is the environment. I combined these by using lambs wool to make hats ...

Sweet Pea Ceramics

Sweet Pea Ceramics

Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

I love to create and am happiest at the potters wheel fashioning clay. I am a self taught home potter, hand-crafting a mixture of ceramics ...

Wish U Well by Karen

Wish U Well by Karen

Southampton, Hampshire

A holistic lifestyle is about making choices that improve wellbeing. Those choices can be as simple as practising meditation, or going ...

Julia UK

Julia UK

Farnborough, Hampshire

Welcome to my Boutique. Im fascinated with different kind of beads and making brooches, jewellery, woven scarves and small accessories. ...

D Hook

D Hook

Salisbury, Hampshire

I’m just starting a small business. i have always loved making things, for the family, i got started when money was short and want to give ...

Pumblechooks Beads and Jewellery

Pumblechooks Beads and Jewellery

Funtley, Hampshire

Pumblechooks was set up in 2014 to sell beautiful individually designed and handcrafted jewellery. I learned silver smithing techniques ...

Marcelle K Jewellery

Marcelle K Jewellery

Portsmouth, Hampshire

When I was a young girl I was into the Arts and crafts from my late mother. She was a known artist in London and also created costumes ...

EllieB Glass

EllieB Glass

East Stratton, Hampshire

Elliegant and FUNctional Fused Glass Art Hello and Welcome to Ellie B Glass My affair with glass started over 20 years ago and has now ...

Feltable

Feltable

New Milton, Hampshire

I create works using Merino wool, silks and other fibres. Whether a landscape picture, cushion or bag, they are all original creations. ...

Pearlescent Accessories

Pearlescent Accessories

Southampton, Hampshire

I love to use Sterling Silver, Copper Sheet and Wire in my designs I also make Jewellery using Freshwater Cultured Pearls with Swarovski ...

Arikan

Arikan

Southampton, Hampshire

Ive been silkpainting for 15 years now, with some previous success in Slovakia. I use common known and experimental techniques to create ...

Card Lady

Card Lady

Southampton, Hampshire

All Products are handcrafted in a cosy little craft room at home. Products include Greeting Cards for all occasions as well as Unique Fantasy ...

Simply Sofia

Simply Sofia

Tangley, Hampshire

We are a small start-up company specialising in bespoke ornaments and gifts for everyone. We endeavour to bring a little sparkle and joy ...

Sj gemstone jewellery

Sj gemstone jewellery

New Milton, Hampshire

I have a real passion for gemstones and my collection includes some you will not find in the high street. My collection includes simple ...

Bloom N Jazz

Bloom N Jazz

Southsea, Hampshire

Hello. I am a lithuanian self taught artist living in the UK. I love flowers and colors, and it effects my art a lot. The floral theme ...

DolliesMix

DolliesMix

Lee on the Solent, Hampshire

Hello and welcome to my shop. I have an interest in dolls and the part they play in our lives. Many of us will remember a favourite doll ...

Crafty Trees

Crafty Trees

Farnborough, Hampshire

I like to think that I have added another dimension to polystyrene topiary tree. I make the conventional trees for weddings and general ...

Puddleduck Designs

Puddleduck Designs

Chineham, Hampshire

I started Puddleduck designs in December 2016 based in Hampshire. I have always wanted to start my own craft business making and upcycling ...

Eardley Soap

Eardley Soap

Portsmouth, Hampshire

I produce premium soaps in limited numbers using traditional soap making methods. I source, make, cut and label every bar of soap myself. ...

Stone Creations

Stone Creations

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I make stone sculptures and carvings by hand out of breeze blocks for the home and garden. Alot of my designs are Moari influenced because ...

LaraCraft UK

LaraCraft UK

Pamber Heath, Hampshire

I am a part time crafter, I enjoy making my own designer Native American jewellery, perfumed candles, festive decorations, bespoke pens ...

Fromthe Craftbox

Fromthe Craftbox

Fareham, Hampshire

Hampshire Event Organiser for local handmade Craft Fayres. From 2018 we will be holding one Craft Fayre per month in 3 locations in and ...

Woodspoke Craft

Woodspoke Craft

Ludgershall, Hampshire

WoodspokeCraft is about Functional Art, producing unique burr wood products, with every item being hand crafted, each a one-off creation, ...

Hoppipolla

Hoppipolla

Yateley, Hampshire

Hoppipolla handcrafts accessories for babies and young children. We also make nursery decor items. We regularly design and make new items ...

Amber Lauren designs

Amber Lauren designs

Fordingbridge, Hampshire

All items are handmade by myself. All made with love and care. Items are changing all the time to add variety and choice. New fabrics are ...

Tinder Box Candles

Tinder Box Candles

Gosport, Hampshire

Hello, we are Tinder Box Candles, a creative team of two, who produce luxury scented soya wax candles and wax melts. Each of our candles ...

Sharan Holmes

Sharan Holmes

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I love to paint, be it people or any animals. I use acrylic and oils. So I have decided to start doing craft fairs. I will paint on anything. ...

Tracey Huxter

Tracey Huxter

Romsey, Hampshire

I am a Portrait Artist with a passion for all things art related. I graduated from Chelsea School of Art in the early 90s and a number ...

Kerry Berry Homemade

Kerry Berry Homemade

Bordon, Hampshire

I make Homemade makeup / toiletries bag using printed fabric, stencilling/fabric paint and a little embroidery and appliqie. I make gifts ...

Diane Haddon Moore MA

Diane Haddon Moore MA

Amport, Hampshire

I create original dynamic paintings filled with bright vibrant colour. As a colourist my love of dramatic and contrasting hues finds vivid ...

Bridget Bradshaw Designs Silversmith Designer

Bridget Bradshaw Designs Silversmith Designer

Fareham, Hampshire

Having completed four years at Birminghams School of Jewellery, I set up my own workshop and started producing my own ranges of Jewellery. ...

Double MM Jewellery

Double MM Jewellery

Southampton, Hampshire

Hand crafted gemstone, beaded and braid jewellery - at least 90% unique style as I do not make the same design in the same colour. I am ...

My first Craft Show

My first Craft Show

Pamber Heath, Hampshire

I have been getting ready for my first Craft show, not knowing what to expect, worrying have I got enough stock, what prices to charge, ...

Epsom Salt Baths

Epsom Salt Baths

Southampton, Hampshire

The benefits of Epsom Salt baths for detoxifying, improving skin, improving sleep and energy levels.

Aromatherapy and mindfulness

Aromatherapy and mindfulness

Southampton, Hampshire

Mindfulness: What it is and how aromatherapy can take it to another level. Mindfulness is the practise of being present and living in our ...

Pure British wool and its benefits

Pure British wool and its benefits

Southampton, Hampshire

I am passionate about wool, it comes from growing up with some contact with sheep rearing in the Scottish highlands. British wool has ...

VALENTINES woohoo and 127881

VALENTINES woohoo  and 127881

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Well after our Christmas busy time ( I actually feel like Santa sometimes) comes the next ‘big date’ Valentines! The preparation time is ...

Sparkly Swarovski earrings

Sparkly Swarovski earrings

Fareham, Hampshire

Hi all, I absolutely love these Swarovski rivoli crystals, they are just soooo sparkly and luxurious! This particular pair have been earmarked, ...

New range coming soon

New range coming soon

Fareham, Hampshire

I am excited to say that over the next few weeks I shall be adding some Swarovski Elements hand made earrings and rings to my shop window. ...

Gosport Craft Fair

Gosport Craft Fair

Fareham, Hampshire

So today I went along to the craft fair at St Mary’s Parish Centre in Alverstoke, Gosport to get an idea of what it’s like for exhibitors ...

New blogger on site

New blogger on site

Fareham, Hampshire

Hi everyone and welcome to my first ever blog post. I first became interested in bead weaving about five years ago and started out making ...

Mayco colours

Mayco colours

Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

i have been trying out new glazes this week. Mayco have some lovely results from combinations of glaze.

Mayco colours

Mayco colours

Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

Been trying out new glazes this week. Mayco go on easily and dont drip or run too much. Some lovely effects from combinations.

Crystabella New Products

Crystabella New Products

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Hi Everyone, We will be posting new items in next few days! Please keep a look out and let us know what you think :)) Thanks

New member

New member

Lee on the Solent, Hampshire

Hello fellow crafters I am new to this site. I am exploring new ways to get my products noticed. Those of you with more experience is there ...

West Tytherley Fair

West Tytherley Fair

Salisbury, Hampshire

working so hard to promote the craft fair. i was hoping that i would have other craft stalls, i know it was late putting it out there. ...

West Tytherley Fair

West Tytherley Fair

Salisbury, Hampshire

This is my first Craft Fair, getting so excited just waiting for other vendors, to book a table.it would be nice to have different crafts ...

Latetst makes

Latetst makes

Southampton, Hampshire

I have been busy making bouquet charms and have had my first order sent to Copenhagen, also busy making Christmas items for the Christmas ...

New designs

New designs

New Milton, Hampshire

I am currently working on some new designs, I love using sterling silver so I have lots of designs which are heavy with this precious metal. ...

card machines

card machines

Southampton, Hampshire

Hello everyone, we need to get a card reader for our craft business - for use at markets and events. Any opinions/experiences please to ...

HMS Sultan Summer show

HMS Sultan Summer show

Southampton, Hampshire

I have been busy making items for the HMS Sultan Summer show, only 2 weeks left but happy with all my latest makes including fridge magnets ...

latest makes

latest makes

Southampton, Hampshire

So in the last few days I have made 2 bouquet charms, 2 buttonholes, numerous keyrings as well as preparing for a craft fair and cross ...

busy making orders

busy making orders

Southampton, Hampshire

Wow I have had quite a few orders in the past week all for brand new makes, I have now launched a few new ranges of key ring designs as ...

last few days

last few days

Southampton, Hampshire

so the last few days have been hectic with work but still managed to squeeze in a few makes, I have made 2 candle holders, a personalised ...

new quilling project

new quilling project

Southampton, Hampshire

So today I have decided to increase my items in my store, and decided to work on a new quilling project, cant wait to show the design once ...

bridesmaid gifts

bridesmaid gifts

Southampton, Hampshire

been making lots of new items including these bridesmaid personalised hangings, and maid of honours for my brothers wedding. Lovely to ...


Wilbert Awdry

(Born 1911 in Ampfield in Hampshire), Fiction

Writer of the well loved and very popular Thomas the tank engine along with many other stories in the railway series of books. He is perhaps better known as the Reverend W. Awdry.

Maxwell Armfield

(Born 1881 in Ringwood in Hampshire), Art, Illustration

Known as an artist, illustrator and writer, he was established as a major centre of the arts and crafts movement. He collaborated with his wife Constance Smedley combining design, illustration, text and theatre.

John Everett Millais, Sir

(Born 1829 in Southampton in Hampshire), Painting, Illustration

Sir John Everett Millais, English artist and illustrator, was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

George Meredith

(Born 1828 in Portsmouth in Hampshire), Fiction, Poetry

Meredith received seven nominations for the Noble Prize for literature. His first novel was The Shaving of Shagpat - a bit like The Arabian Nights (English version 1706). His perhaps most famous piece of poetry was The Lark Ascending which inspired Ralph Vaughan Williams to write his classic work of the same name.

George Wither

(Born 1588 in Bentworth in Hampshire), Poetry

Wither was an early Jacobean poet and satirist. His writing often got him into trouble and he ended up in Marshalsea prison for libel in 1604.