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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.

Farnborough Craft Fayre

Farnborough Craft Fayre

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 October 2023

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 October 2023

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 October 2023

Portsmouth Autumn Fair

Portsmouth Autumn Fair

St Marys Church, Fratton, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 October 2023

Farehams Artisan Market

Farehams Artisan Market

West Street, Fareham, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 October 2023

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 October 2023

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Havant Autumn Fair

Havant Autumn Fair

Havant Leisure Centre, Havant, Hampshire

Sunday, 22 October 2023

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 28 October 2023

Aldershot Craft Fayre

Aldershot Craft Fayre

Wellington Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire

Saturday, 28 October 2023

Farnborough Craft Fayre

Farnborough Craft Fayre

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Wickham and Fareham Indoor Christmas Market

Wickham and Fareham Indoor Christmas Market

Fareham Leisure Centre, Fareham, Hampshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023 (2 day event)

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Hythe Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

St Johns Hall, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Portsmouth Indoor Christmas Market

Portsmouth Indoor Christmas Market

St Marys Church, Fratton, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Havant Indoor Christmas Market

Havant Indoor Christmas Market

Havant Leisure Centre, Havant, Hampshire

Sunday, 12 November 2023

Milford on Sea Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Milford On Sea Community Centre, Milford On Sea, Hampshire

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 18 November 2023

The Great Hall Christmas Makers Market

The Great Hall Christmas Makers Market

The Great Hall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 25 November 2023 (2 day event)

Eastleigh Indoor Christmas Market

Eastleigh Indoor Christmas Market

Places Leisure Centre, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Sunday, 26 November 2023

Lymington Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Farnborough Christmas Craft Fayre

Farnborough Christmas Craft Fayre

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Arts and Crafts Fair

Arts and Crafts Fair

New Milton Community Centre, New Milton, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Christmas Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Portchester Parish Hall, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Hythe Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

St Johns Hall, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Brockenhurst Village hall, New Forest, BROCKENHURST, Hampshire

Sunday, 10 December 2023

Aldershot Christmas Craft Fayre

Craft Fair

Wellington Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire

Saturday, 16 December 2023

Lyndhurst Makers Market by NFMM

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 16 December 2023

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 16 December 2023

Miniature creations

Miniature creations

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Crafty Heidi

Crafty Heidi

Southampton, Hampshire

I started out in September 2015 therefore my stock is increasing gradually, so make sure ...

Kinnys Creations

Kinnys Creations

Andover, Hampshire

I am involved in the production of picture art using pebble and rock media with the addition ...

BonsaiLand

BonsaiLand

Southampton, Hampshire

My name is Adriana and during the tough period that we had to go through I discovered ...

Hilary Everest Printmaker

Hilary Everest Printmaker

Whitchurch, Hampshire

Hello! Im a print maker living in Whitchurch Hampshire. I design, carve and print all ...

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 ...

Rosie Cards and canvases

Rosie Cards and canvases

Farnborough, Hampshire

My business website is : My-cards.biz I create photo cards and canvases from a selection ...

Beaded jewellery

Beaded jewellery

Southampton, Hampshire

I enjoy making and creating different styles of beaded jewellery, mainly bracelets. I ...

Hayling Driftwood Art

Hayling Driftwood Art

Hayling Island, Hampshire

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

Native To Earth

Native To Earth

Eastleigh, Hampshire

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

DocSockandBarrel

DocSockandBarrel

Southampton, Hampshire

Doc, Sock and Barrel make socks, handmade to order in a 75 percent wool, 25 percent nylon ...

The Tarot Lady

The Tarot Lady

Lymington, Hampshire

Im a Mind, Body, Spirit enthusiast, all about living your best life, and enjoying it ...

White Square Design

White Square Design

New Milton, Hampshire

I have enjoyed creative stitching and art-based crafts for almost as long as I can remember. ...

Dklhandmade jewellery

Dklhandmade jewellery

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Current Lifestyle

Current Lifestyle

Lymington, Hampshire

Hi, we are Jules and Lu and we love creating practical items for the home from unloved ...

Jovana

Jovana

Lymington, Hampshire

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

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 ...

Ray Saunders

Ray Saunders

Emsworth, Hampshire

I started doing Ďpaint by numbersí as a hobby after my wife passed away in 2019. Then, ...

Mums Confections

Mums Confections

Gosport, Hampshire

I Specialise in celebration cakes, cupcakes, gourmet brownies, tray bakes, cookies and ...

Nigel Peters

Nigel Peters

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I dont consider my self a painter in the traditional method more a creative artist. I ...

JM Arts

JM Arts

Southampton, Hampshire

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

GG Crystal Candles

GG Crystal Candles

Liss, Hampshire

Iím a mobile hairdresser, but phew weeks ego, I start my own candle business, Iím still ...

Sarah Rolls

Sarah Rolls

Fleet, Hampshire

I make various things from home in Hampshire, including: cards for all occasions crochet ...

Woodburning by MC

Woodburning by MC

Lee On The Solent, Hampshire

Woodburning crafts - just started out and currently made some little pictures to pop ...

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 ...

The Four Corners Studio

The Four Corners Studio

Waterlooville, Hampshire

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

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 ...

The Craft Pen

The Craft Pen

Gosport, Hampshire

Not a business, more of a hobby, I enjoy making things, from cute unicorns to decorative ...

Natural Wisdom Organics

Natural Wisdom Organics

Southampton, Hampshire

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us, who we are, what we stand ...

Milo and the Moon

Milo and the Moon

Romsey, Hampshire

Milo and the Moon is created by myself after leaving my job of 8 years designing childrens ...

Resin Tips and tricks

Exhibitor

Eastleigh, Hampshire

My hairclips are my best sellers on my craft stall, particularly in Summer. I have come ...

My 2022 journey

My 2022 journey

Whitchurch, Hampshire

Hi All, Well overall 2022 has been a good year. I have had a stall at Romsey and Hungerford ...

Current Lifestyle Online shop now open

Exhibitor

Lymington, Hampshire

We are please to announce that our very own little online shop has gone live. We have ...

An introduction to my store

Exhibitor

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

Exhibitor

Southampton, 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 ...

Keeping busy

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Keeping busy

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Hard times

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Shop listings

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Simple Step by Step Powertex Bottle Tutorial

Exhibitor

Eastleigh, Hampshire

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

Preparing for shop listing

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Despite the storm

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Jam making table

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

Another day

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

My first ever blog

Exhibitor

Winchester, Hampshire

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

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 ...

Latetst makes

Exhibitor

Southampton, Hampshire

I have been busy making bouquet charms and have had my first order sent to Copenhagen, ...

HMS Sultan Summer show

Exhibitor

Southampton, Hampshire

I have been busy making items for the HMS Sultan Summer show, only 2 weeks left but happy ...

latest makes

Exhibitor

Southampton, Hampshire

So in the last few days I have made 2 bouquet charms, 2 buttonholes, numerous keyrings ...

busy making orders

Exhibitor

Southampton, Hampshire

Wow I have had quite a few orders in the past week all for brand new makes, I have now ...


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.