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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.

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022

New Forest Bead Fair

New Forest Bead Fair

Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Portchester Parish Hall

Portchester Parish Hall

Portchester Parish Hall, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire

Sunday, 10 July 2022

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Wickham Craft and Psychic Fair

Wickham Craft and Psychic Fair

Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Hampshire

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Community Centre, Milford On Sea, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Friday, 5 August 2022

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 6 August 2022

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Friday, 26 August 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Community Centre, Milford On Sea, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 17 September 2022

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Wickham Craft and Psychic Fair

Wickham Craft and Psychic Fair

Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Hampshire

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Community Centre, Milford On Sea, Hampshire

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire

Sunday, 9 October 2022

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Wickham Craft and Psychic Fair

Wickham Craft and Psychic Fair

Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Hampshire

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 5 November 2022

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

BOTLEY MONTHLY MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 12 November 2022

PORTSMOUTH INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET

PORTSMOUTH INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET

Mountbatten Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Craft and Gift Market

Milford On Sea Community Centre, Milford On Sea, Hampshire

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 19 November 2022

WICKHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET

WICKHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET

Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Hampshire

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 26 November 2022

BOTLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET

BOTLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Botley Market Hall, Botley, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 December 2022

Miniature creations

Miniature creations

Winchester, Hampshire

We are based in Kings Worthy near Winchester and have been making miniatures for just ...

Across the Courtyard

Across the Courtyard

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Handmade jewellery using all precious metals and gemstones. All designed and created ...

Marchwood Candles

Marchwood Candles

Southampton, Hampshire

Marchwood candles is a family run business in the new forest. I started marchwood candles ...

Vega Craftworks

Vega Craftworks

Waterlooville, Hampshire

I am a glass artist working form home in Waterlooville, Hampshire. I discovered a passion ...

Barrumas

Barrumas

Whitehill, Hampshire

Bonjour, I am Danny and I am based in Whitehill, Hampshire and this is how it all started ...

Hilary Everest Art

Hilary Everest Art

Whitchurch, Hampshire

Hello! I am an illustrator/print maker living in Whitchurch Hampshire. I design, carve ...

Native To Earth

Native To Earth

Eastleigh, Hampshire

At Native To Earth, we specialize in creating crafts inspired by nature. With a deep ...

Kady Krafts

Kady Krafts

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Mum on a mission! Hi! My name is Sara owner of Kady Krafts and master candle maker! ...

Beeutiful Wraps

Beeutiful Wraps

Southampton, Hampshire

As with so many of us, our family has become more and more disturbed by the damage to ...

Waxmelts with Pauline

Waxmelts with Pauline

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Hi there Im Pauline and I created waxmeltmoments to bring highly fragranced aromas to ...

Jovana

Jovana

Lymington, Hampshire

Hello everyone, Im creating wreaths for all occasions. Christmas, Easter, Halloween etc. ...

Dklhandmade jewellery

Dklhandmade jewellery

Winchester, Hampshire

I work from the comfort of my home in Winchester. Mainly I focus on making necklaces, ...

Scents and Gifts

Scents and Gifts

Southampton, Hampshire

Scents and Gifts ethos is supporting small businesss who make handmade products to order ...

Wood Gifts Boutique

Wood Gifts Boutique

Winchester, Hampshire

All items are handmade from various hardwoods using Mahogany, Oak, Wenge, Sapele, Purple ...

Pearlescent Designs

Pearlescent Designs

Southampton, Hampshire

I love to use Sterling Silver, Copper Sheet and Wire in my designs I also make Jewellery ...

EllieB Glass

EllieB Glass

East Stratton, Hampshire

Elliegant and FUNctional Fused Glass Art Hello and Welcome to Ellie B Glass My affair ...

JM Arts

JM Arts

Portsmouth, Hampshire

I make Functional Fluid Art items. Trays, Chopping Boards, Tiles , Coasters and Paintings. ...

Quotes with lots

Quotes with lots

Fleet, Hampshire

A small business ran by myself through my website. I started a quote Instagram account ...

Stone Creations

Stone Creations

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I make sculptures by hand out of thermalite blocks (up-cycled off building sites) for ...

The Four Corners Studio

The Four Corners Studio

Waterlooville, Hampshire

Sally and Robb Stone are the artists and photographers behind The Four Corners Studio ...

Findlays Felt Fancies

Findlays Felt Fancies

Lymington, Hampshire

I have a passion for all needle felting but specialise in 3D Dogs and Pets. I am able ...

Two Daft Birds

Two Daft Birds

Ringwood, Hampshire

We are two local female artists who have created a series of watercolours and had them ...

Be Spoke Studio

Be Spoke Studio

Gosport, Hampshire

I am a 33 year old military man with a father who is passionate about carpentry and a ...

Hayling Driftwood Art

Hayling Driftwood Art

Hayling Island, Hampshire

I create hand crafted driftwood art scenes from driftwood which I collect from the beaches ...

Steves 3D Printing

Steves 3D Printing

Andover, Hampshire

I print unique toys, boxes, pictures, gifts, props, the list is endless. I have 11 3D ...

Phoenix Woollen Mills UK

Phoenix Woollen Mills UK

Southampton, Hampshire

I love knitting and creating useful items. Another passion of mine is the environment. ...

Cross Stitch Interiors

Cross Stitch Interiors

Bordon, Hampshire

We are Cross-Stitch Interiors! We pride ourselves in our handmade home interiors. We ...

Pebbles and Dash

Pebbles and Dash

Liphook, Hampshire

I am Jennie Fynn, artist and pattern designer behind Pebbles and Dash. Pebbles and Dash ...

EP Creative

EP Creative

Southsea, Hampshire

I am a young artist specialising in graphic design and prints. My main product range ...

Honey Dot Designs

Honey Dot Designs

Winchester, Hampshire

I started my business in 2019. Once my 2 children were settled at school I decided to ...

Compass Candles

Compass Candles

Southampton, Hampshire

Started in 2016, Sam set out to create a candle company, that was different to the rest. ...

MVwaxworX

MVwaxworX

Lymington, Hampshire

Our candles are lovingly created in the New Forest using Vegan friendly Soy Wax and are ...

Handmade by Jane

Handmade by Jane

Southampton, Hampshire

Hello. My name is Jane and silversmithing and jewellery design is my hobby. I came into ...

The Southampton Bead Shop

The Southampton Bead Shop

Southampton, Hampshire

A world of beads and inspiration, we have all you need to bead! We are a company based ...

Swan Green Gifts

Swan Green Gifts

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Swan Green Gifts was founded by Jenna in 2019. It started as a hobby, then Jenna decided ...

Bright Eyes Clothing

Bright Eyes Clothing

Nr Winchester, Hampshire

Bright Eyes childrens hats. The hat that thinks itís a torch! Bright Eyes Animal hats, ...

An introduction to my store

An introduction to my store

Eastleigh, Hampshire

Crafting has been one of my main passions since I was a young child. What started off ...

Hand Made items are from the heart.

Hand Made items are from the heart.

Southampton, Hampshire

Did you know that when you are buying from an item from a business who made their products ...

Working with Coaster

Working with Coaster

Southampton, Hampshire

Teaching Andrew how to put resin on the Coaster was a long winded process. But worth ...

Comms Hill School Fayre

Comms Hill School Fayre

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Had a great two days at my first fayre. Solid lots of items and great feed back on my ...

The first of hopefully many... Fabulous

The first of hopefully many... Fabulous

Ringwood, Hampshire

Two Daft Birds set out on our fist Craft Fair. It took place in Romsey Town Hall on Saturday ...

Two local artist friends caught in the isolation

Two local artist friends caught in the isolation

Ringwood, Hampshire

Janet and I have been friends for many years..through thick and thin and when , like ...

Double Chocolate Crunchie Brownies

Double Chocolate Crunchie Brownies

Southampton, Hampshire

Wow! If I told you these were gluten free you wouldnít believe me! Packed full of rich ...

Keeping busy

Keeping busy

Winchester, Hampshire

Going into the 4th week of lockdown , we are so lucky to have a garden to sit in and ...

Keeping busy

Keeping busy

Winchester, Hampshire

In these times of social isolation it is so important to keep busy. We are using this ...

Hard times

Hard times

Winchester, Hampshire

Along with a great many people we are finding times very hard. Our first craft fair of ...

Introducing Across the Courtyard Bespoke Jewellery

Introducing Across the Courtyard Bespoke Jewellery

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Bespoke Jewellery Design Hampshire Hi, Iím Clare, and I am Across the Courtyard Jewellery ...

Shop listings

Shop listings

Winchester, Hampshire

Halfway through putting our miniatures on the shop listing. Such an easy process so why ...

Simple Step by Step Powertex Bottle Tutorial

Simple Step by Step Powertex Bottle Tutorial

Eastleigh, Hampshire

A simple blog for those new to Powertex Simple step by step powertex bottle tutori ...

Preparing for shop listing

Preparing for shop listing

Winchester, Hampshire

Lucky enough Geoff is a very good photographer who runs workshops . Today he has the ...

Despite the storm

Despite the storm

Winchester, Hampshire

With the wind howling and the rain pouring I spent the time tucked up in my studio making ...

Jam making table

Jam making table

Winchester, Hampshire

1/12th scale jam tarts finished , table almost complete just a few details to go on . ...

Another day

Another day

Winchester, Hampshire

Writing my first ever blog wasnt as scary as I thought so here goes another. Today I ...

My first ever blog

My first ever blog

Winchester, Hampshire

I have never blogged before , much to my Grandchildrens disbelieve ! and am really nervous ...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Basingstoke, Hampshire

So many people have told me to stop swearing in July.....apparently the word CHRISTMAS ...

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 ...

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 ...


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

(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.