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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.

Romsey Makers Market

Romsey Makers Market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 31 October 2020

CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW at FORT PURBROOK

CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW at FORT PURBROOK

Fort Purbrook, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 November 2020 (2 day event)

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Craft and Gift Market

Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, Hampshire

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Wellington Country Fair and International Horse Trials

Wellington Country Fair and International Horse Trials

Highfield Farm, Reading, Hampshire

Saturday, 28 August 2021 (3 day event)

Miniature creations

Miniature creations

Winchester, Hampshire

We are based in Kings Worthy near Winchester and started making miniatures just over a year ago .All miniature items are unique and designed ...

Across the Courtyard

Across the Courtyard

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Handmade jewellery using all precious metals and gemstones. All designed and created in Portsmouth, Hampshire in my workshop at home, across ...

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 ...

Pick n Mix Crafts

Pick n Mix Crafts

Southampton, Hampshire

My name is Janet and I am just started a small business selling wool and crafts. My first aim is to bring wool back in to local communities ...

VegaCraftworks

VegaCraftworks

Waterlooville, Hampshire

I am a glass artist working form home in Waterlooville, Hampshire. I discovered a passion for glass making in 2015 and started making ...

Phoenix Woollen Mills UK

Phoenix Woollen Mills UK

Southampton, Hampshire

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

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. ...

Barrumas

Barrumas

Whitehill, Hampshire

Bonjour, I am Danny and I am based in Whitehill, Hampshire and this is how it all started for me. Like every mother out there, crafting ...

Kady Krafts

Kady Krafts

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Mum on a mission! Hi! My name is Sara owner of Kady Krafts and master candle maker! I like to think so anyway! I have been testing, creating ...

Waller England

Waller England

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Waller and England is a manufacturer and retailer of scented Wax Candle and Wax Melt products. Founded on the love of all things candles ...

Beeutiful Wraps

Beeutiful Wraps

Southampton, Hampshire

As with so many of us, our family has become more and more disturbed by the damage to our planet from plastic. Clingfilm is a single use ...

WoodGiftsBoutique

WoodGiftsBoutique

Winchester, Hampshire

All items are handmade from various hardwoods using Mahogany, Oak, Wenge, Sapele, Purple Heart, Padauk, Maple, Ovangkol, Walnut Etc I ...

Dejah Art 3010

Dejah Art 3010

Bordon, Hampshire

I am an ex Serviceman, who has taken up the compilation of Multi-media art, in order to assist in my transition from Military life, into ...

ShereWater Jewellery

ShereWater Jewellery

Yateley, Hampshire

ShereWater Jewellery is a small artisan jewellery making enterprise specialising in handmade jewellery that is colourful and fun – ‘young ...

Pearlescent Designs

Pearlescent Designs

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 ...

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 ...

Nigel Peters

Nigel Peters

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I dont consider my self a painter in the traditional method more a creative artist. I like to use diffrent tools and methods including ...

Emma Louise Lettering

Emma Louise Lettering

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I am a Basingstoke based calligrapher who makes prints and cards. I believe that the most beautiful pieces of art are the ones that are ...

Stone Creations

Stone Creations

Basingstoke, Hampshire

I make sculptures by hand out of thermalite blocks (up-cycled off building sites) for the home and garden. Alot of my designs are Moari ...

Beusmans Jewellery

Beusmans Jewellery

Eastleigh, Hampshire

I developed Beusmans Jewellery as love to be creative and wear nice jewellery so i decided why not make my own handmade Jewellery. I started ...

The Four Corners Studio

The Four Corners Studio

Waterlooville, Hampshire

Sally and Robb Stone are the artists and photographers behind The Four Corners Studio UK. Our interests in original maps have developed ...

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 ...

BeSpokeStudio

BeSpokeStudio

Gosport, Hampshire

I am a 33 year old military man with a father who is passionate about carpentry and a mother who is incredible at fine art and sculpture. ...

EP Creative

EP Creative

Southsea, Hampshire

I am a young artist specialising in graphic design and prints. My main product range is my three print packs that are designed to have ...

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 do something for me. My love of arts started at school ...

Kazakhsha Leather Art Studio

Kazakhsha Leather Art Studio

Aldershot, Hampshire

All Kazakhsha Leather Art Studio goods are handcrafted by myself, by Aiman Sagatova (aka Vasya Kazakhsha-Style) in my home-based little ...

The Brookfield Hotel

The Brookfield Hotel

Emsworth, Hampshire

The Brookfield Hotel is a family owned country house hotel, set in its own landscaped gardens, near the coastal village of Emsworth with ...

Laura Anne Gifts

Laura Anne Gifts

Bordon, Hampshire

I make various craft items depending on what I can salvage. Unique gifts made from new and upcycled materials. I sometimes do work for ...

Bright Eyes Clothing

Bright Eyes Clothing

Nr Winchester, Hampshire

Bright Eyes childrens hats. The hat that thinks it’s a torch! Bright Eyes Animal hats, the new way to see, and be seen! Great fun for ...

Laura Huartson Illustration

Laura Huartson Illustration

Southampton, Hampshire

I sell a range of handmade and original items, including cards, notebooks, prints and fridge magnets. Animals and my local area heavily ...

Jaded Jewellery

Jaded Jewellery

Marchwood, Hampshire

Jaded Jewellery is based just outside of the New Forest. Every boutique piece is handmade, no pieces are mass produced and every silver ...

Linda Beckett

Linda Beckett

Hook, Hampshire

I am a new Author and proud member of the British Psychological Society. I have always had a keen interest in the mental health industry ...

NSR crafts

NSR crafts

Fareham, Hampshire

I make baby gifts such as playtime quilts , taggies , burb cloths . Specialising in machine embroidered Tooth fairy pillows and reading ...

ABC

ABC

Hayling Island, Hampshire

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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 open spaces to manage our daily exercise. Just finished ...

Keeping busy

Keeping busy

Winchester, Hampshire

In these times of social isolation it is so important to keep busy. We are using this time to fire up our imaginations , create new miniatures ...

Hard times.

Hard times.

Winchester, Hampshire

Along with a great many people we are finding times very hard. Our first craft fair of the year was due on 22nd March which was cancelled ...

Introducing Across the Courtyard Bespoke Jewellery

Introducing Across the Courtyard Bespoke Jewellery

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Bespoke Jewellery Design Hampshire Hi, I’m Clare, and I am Across the Courtyard Jewellery Design, from beginning to end. Creating bespoke, ...

Shop listings

Shop listings

Winchester, Hampshire

Halfway through putting our miniatures on the shop listing. Such an easy process so why am I struggling !!!. Could be something to do with ...

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 tutorial.

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 unenviable task of photographing all our miniatures, ...

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 miniature plates of food. Meat pie in a dish ...

Jam making table

Jam making table

Winchester, Hampshire

1/12th scale jam tarts finished , table almost complete just a few details to go on . Working in my studio, which is just a sun room at ...

Another day

Another day

Winchester, Hampshire

Writing my first ever blog wasnt as scary as I thought so here goes another. Today I am making 1/12th scale jam tarts for a jam making ...

My first ever blog.

My first ever blog.

Winchester, Hampshire

I have never blogged before , much to my Grandchildrens disbelieve ! and am really nervous but determined. My first step into miniature ...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Basingstoke, Hampshire

So many people have told me to stop swearing in July.....apparently the word CHRISTMAS is frowned upon as we finally settle into summer! ...

Getting out in the community.

Getting out in the community.

Hook, Hampshire

There is nothing in the world like writing a childrens book, then getting out into the community to see their reaction to it. Last week ...

Every story has a beginning...

Every story has a beginning...

Marchwood, Hampshire

Jaded Jewellery is based just outside of the New Forest. Every piece is handmade, no pieces are mass produced and every piece is unique. ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

GO GO GOING INTO 2016....

GO GO GOING INTO 2016....

Havant, Hampshire

All set up and ready to Go... Go... Go... into craftiness for 2016..... Workshops featuring: Polymer Clay : Bead Making for Jewellery ...

Inspiration day dream to doodle

Inspiration day dream to doodle

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Feet up with a Cuppa and my cat beside me. She was very attentive until she realised i was not giving her my gilt wire. Asleep now so ...

Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks

Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Thought i would never master this bead weaving art. Well I am pleased to say that I have succeeded in different weaves and people love ...

On the UP

On the UP

Portsmouth, Hampshire

This year has been a very exciting one. Started to advertise a few pieces of my own design jewellery on my Etsy site. Had a lot of interesting ...


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.