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Arts and crafts in 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

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 20 July 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 28 July 2024

New Forest Show

New Forest Show

The Showground, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 (3 day event)

Farnborough Craft Fayre - August 2024

Farnborough Craft Fayre - August 2024

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 August 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 3 August 2024

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 10 August 2024

Summer Fayre and Craft Market

Summer Fayre and Craft Market

The Montfort Audley Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 10 August 2024

Aldershot Craft Fayre - August 2024

Aldershot Craft Fayre - August 2024

Aldershot Town Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire

Saturday, 17 August 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Friday, 23 August 2024

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Friday, 23 August 2024

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 24 August 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 24 August 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 25 August 2024

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 31 August 2024

Farnborough Craft Fayre - September 2024

Craft Fair

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 September 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 September 2024

Market at The Unwrapped Festival in Netley Abbey

Market at The Unwrapped Festival in Netley Abbey

Netley Abbeys Cricket Field, Netley Abbey, Hampshire

Saturday, 7 September 2024

New Forest Bead Fair

New Forest Bead Fair

Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 8 September 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 September 2024

Vintage Pop Up Market at Bygone Fareham

Vintage Pop Up Market at Bygone Fareham

West Street, Fareham, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 September 2024

Farehams Artisan and Gift Fair

Farehams Artisan and Gift Fair

West Street, Fareham, Hampshire

Saturday, 28 September 2024

Eastleigh Autumn Fair at The Point Theatre

Eastleigh Autumn Fair at The Point Theatre

The Point Theatre, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Sunday, 29 September 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Sunday, 29 September 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Farnborough Craft Fayre - October 2024

Craft Fair

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Autumn Craft Market

Autumn Craft Market

Fair Oak Village Hall, Fair Oak, Hampshire

Sunday, 6 October 2024

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 12 October 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 19 October 2024

Farehams Artisan and Gift Fair

Farehams Artisan and Gift Fair

West Street, Fareham, Hampshire

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Frightening Fairthorne

Frightening Fairthorne

Fairthorne Manor, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire

Saturday, 26 October 2024 (2 day event)

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Monday, 28 October 2024

Festive Fairthorne

Festive Fairthorne

Fairthorne Manor, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire

Friday, 1 November 2024

Farnborough Craft Fayre - November 2024

Craft Fair

Queensmead Farnborough, Farnborough, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Portsmouth Indoor Christmas Market

Portsmouth Indoor Christmas Market

Mountbatten Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Saturday, 2 November 2024

FAREHAM INDOOR CHRISTRMAS MARKET

FAREHAM INDOOR CHRISTRMAS MARKET

Fareham Leisure Centre, Fareham, Hampshire

Sunday, 3 November 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 9 November 2024

Lymington Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 16 November 2024

EASTLEIGH INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET

EASTLEIGH INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET

Places Leisure Centre, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Sunday, 17 November 2024

Christmas Craft Market

Christmas Craft Market

The Montfort Audley Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 November 2024

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift market

Craft Fair

Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 November 2024

Itchen Valley Country Park Christmas Market

Itchen Valley Country Park Christmas Market

Itchen Valley Country Park, West End, Southampton, Hampshire

Saturday, 23 November 2024 (2 day event)

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Romsey Town Hall, Romsey, Hampshire

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Xmas Arts and Crafts Fair

Craft Fair

New Milton Community Centre, New Milton, Hampshire

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Monthly Artisan Market

Monthly Artisan Market

The Lymington Masonic Hall, Lymington, Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday, 30 November 2024

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 ...

Dklhandmade jewellery

Dklhandmade jewellery

Winchester, Hampshire

I work from the comfort of my home in Winchester. I work with Argentium, silver clay ...

Vega Craftworks

Vega Craftworks

Waterlooville, Hampshire

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

Pastel Art Time

Pastel Art Time

Fareham, Hampshire

I am a self taught amateur artist working with pastels as a hobby for the past 5 years. ...

JBR Crafts

JBR Crafts

Emsworth, Hampshire

We at JBR make hand crafted scented candles, vinyl stickers, 24oz cold cups, 16oz printed ...

Barrumas

Barrumas

Whitehill, Hampshire

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

Lavant Street Loft

Lavant Street Loft

Petersfield, Hampshire

Lavant Street Loft creates faux floral homewares to delight and intrigue. From large ...

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 ...

Seleno home

Seleno home

Lymington, Hampshire

Home made wax melts. Many different scents and colours, they come in bags of 40g or 140g, ...

Enchanted Resin Designs

Enchanted Resin Designs

Gosport, Hampshire

My name is Samantha I live in Gosport and I craft with resin. I make bottle stoppers, ...

Beads R Me By Donna

Beads R Me By Donna

Fareham, Hampshire

Hello, my name is Donna, I design and create handmade gemstone bracelets, earrings, and ...

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Havant, Hampshire

Croxon Kitchen began in February 2016. Nikki Croxon started to notice the toxic ingredients ...

Melt to Magic

Melt to Magic

Eastleigh, Hampshire

Were Melt to Magic and were all about transporting you somewhere magical through the ...

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 ...

Crafted Makes

Crafted Makes

Southampton, Hampshire

My name is Steven and here at Crafted Makes we specialise in making resin and wood and ...

Hebe field

Hebe field

Winchester, Hampshire

I run a business where I sell prints and original paintings by showcasing unique and ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

The Maple Kind

The Maple Kind

Waterlooville, Hampshire

A unique, innovative range of Action Landscapes which have been created as guides to ...

Labelled in Love

Labelled in Love

Lee on the Solent, Hampshire

Labelled in Love offers personalised, customised and bespoke gifts and creations for ...

JM Arts

JM Arts

Southampton, Hampshire

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

Ray Saunders

Ray Saunders

Emsworth, Hampshire

I started doing ‘paint by numbers’ 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 ...

Spider Grandmother

Spider Grandmother

Basingstoke, Hampshire

For many years, using my creative skills, such as quilting, knitting, crocheting and ...

Enchanted Resin Designs by Samantha Motherwell

Exhibitor

Gosport, Hampshire

I started out making resin items because I saw it on a craft program while watching TV ...

BeadsRMeByDonna

Exhibitor

Fareham, Hampshire

Perfect Gift Ideas or a Present to Yourself! Hello, my name is Donna, I design and create ...

Dining tables produced from reclaimed wood

Dining tables produced from reclaimed wood

Waterlooville, Hampshire

I also work with vintage items like restoring vintage metal draws, trunks, chests and ...

Dining tables produced from reclaimed wood

Dining tables produced from reclaimed wood

Waterlooville, Hampshire

I also work with vintage items like restoring vintage metal draws, trunks, chests and ...

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 ...

Its May already and Artisan markets are a plenty

Its May already and Artisan markets are a plenty

Southampton, Hampshire

This Saturday we have over 20 stall holders at Lyndhurst community centre including ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.