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Arts and crafts in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire (including Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield) is in the East of England of England. It has a population of around 1,116,000 and covers approximately 164,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, London, Middlesex.

County flag of HertfordshireHertfordshire was first referred to more than a thousand years ago in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Since the 1920s the county has had associations with the British film industry including Elstree Studios, Borehamwood and Leavesden Studios. Knebworth House, has over the years been used as a location in many films and as a venue for events including concerts by a number of well known bands. Originally built during the 15th century, the Tudor house was remodelled during the 19th century with Gothic style features. Facilities at the house can be hired to hold social or business events and there are heritage education programmes available. Performing arts venues in Hertfordshire include Watford Palace Theatre, the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City, Watford Colosseum and the Market Theatre in Hitchin.

Hatfield House was built during the early 17th century on land where the Royal Palace of Hatfield, once home to Queen Elizabeth I, stood previously. The house retains many Jacobean features including its carved staircase and stained glass windows and exhibits include tapestries, paintings and items with links to Elizabeth I. Set among extensive gardens, Hatfield hosts a number of events during the year, ranging from markets and fairs to concerts, film screenings and banquets. Hertford Museum houses collections such as natural history, archaeology and works of art and includes exhibits which help visitors to learn about the history of the county town. Other attractions in Hertfordshire include St Albans Cathedral, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Welwyn Roman Baths, Verulamium Museum in St Albans, Cassiobury Park in Watford and College Lake Nature Reserve.

The Cassiobury Town and Country Show

The Cassiobury Town and Country Show

Cassiobury Park, Cassiobury, Watford, Hertfordshire

Sunday, 26 August 2018 (2 day event)

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

St Albans Organ Theatre, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Saturday, 29 September 2018 (6 day event)

Onestoreafrica

Onestoreafrica

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Onestoreafrica is a one stop African store specialising in designing, recycling and innovating quality African goods to our customers. ...

Pretty Petals

Pretty Petals

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

My little Dolls are made from Floral cloth covered wire, which are then softly covered in cotton thread their heads are round wooden beads ...

Pebbles

Pebbles

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

The inspiration behind Pebbles, is nature and Humanities co-operation with it. In essence Pebbles is about affordable, hand made pieces, ...

Rony

Rony

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

My Style had been describe as Magic Realism , landscapes, illustrations, portraits... I hold a high qualification in Fine Arts, I work ...

Gifts for u

Gifts for u

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

BEAUTIFUL HAND DECORATED BOTTLES AND FAIRY JARS SUITABLE FOR WEDDINGS/ GIFTS ALSO FAVOURS/ WOODEN SPOONS AND MUCH MORE...... we have ...

Crafty Little Threadz

Crafty Little Threadz

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Ever wondered what to do with those precious items of clothing you cant bear to part with? Why not have them turned into a keepsake to ...

My Celebration Candles

My Celebration Candles

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

My celebration candles create beautiful unique candles that are crafted from diamond cut and polished alcohol bottles. We only use 100% ...

The Potty Pot Shop

The Potty Pot Shop

Herts, Hertfordshire

I produce unique designs onto terracotta pots no two pots are the same using acrylic paints sealers and gloss varnish hope you love them ...

Bramble and Blossom

Bramble and Blossom

Long Marston, Hertfordshire

Hello! I am Karen, wife, mum to 2 little rascals, animal lover and passionate about natural and sustainable skincare. You will either find ...

Madeit Hitchin

Madeit Hitchin

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hi Hope you are well 28th October 2017 I opened a shop in Hitchin renting shelf space to talented crafts people. My push ASAP is definitely ...

RubyRoxystar Jewellery

RubyRoxystar Jewellery

Barnet, Hertfordshire

I Handbeaded/ Handmake Reiki Attuned Semiprecious Gemstone Jewellery. I also handmade Beaded Jewellery from Swarovski Elements and other ...

Rotting inside ltd

Rotting inside ltd

Ware, Hertfordshire

Necklaces, craftware, glassware, personally engraved with pictures or text. Wide range of products for unique gifts. All items are spot ...

You Are Here Prints

You Are Here Prints

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

My husband, Jasper, and I set up You Are Here Prints in 2013. We both studied design together at Central Saint Martins College in London ...

SJART

SJART

Barnet, Hertfordshire

I use wax and pigment, Acrylics, US to create paintings, jewellery and life accessories! I work with Encuastic materials, acrylic paints, ...

Air Plant Gems

Air Plant Gems

Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

We create beautiful living designs using Tillandsia (air Plants), slate, rock, wood, glass and shells! (and anything else unusual!). All ...

Stained Glass by Margaret

Stained Glass by Margaret

Barnet, Hertfordshire

I make individual stained glass gifts, lamps and novelty items and also larger items on commission. I run individual and small group lessons ...

Motherbearcreations

Motherbearcreations

St Albans, Hertfordshire

I decoupage all sorts of items. Furniture, glass, canvases, boxes. All unique.

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

WATFORD, Hertfordshire

I supply helium filled Walking Animal Balloons, Sweet Cones and Windmills mainly for events with children and animals such as dog shows, ...

Marie Wake

Marie Wake

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Since becoming disabled I have knitted and crocheted like a demon. I use it as therapy during the worst days I can usually still create ...

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Blanket stitch was created by a mother and daughter team.Vintage style fabric items all hand or machine sewn. We also have some wooden ...

Jody Perrin photo

Jody Perrin photo

Welwyn, Hertfordshire

I do photography, i love taking pictures and my camera goes wherever i go. I love doing portraits aswell as landscapes. I love converting ...

Julias collection

Julias collection

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

My daughter and me traveled the world from London to St.Petrsburg, from NZ to France finding unique pieces to create unique jewellery. ...

R S Mitchell Designs

R S Mitchell Designs

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

My name is Richard. I worked as a Graphic Designer for many years and always had a keen interest in Photography and Illustration work. ...

Bella Gibson Wirework Jewellery Design

Bella Gibson Wirework Jewellery Design

Barnet, Hertfordshire

Handmade original wirework jewellery using copper and sterling silver, semi precious stones, handmade lampwork beads and glass beads. Jewellery ...

KnittyKnooKnoos

KnittyKnooKnoos

Welwyn, Hertfordshire

KnittyKnooKnoos specialises in handknitted items using only high quality yarns and wools. We can create unique or bespoke items over a ...

Jento Crafts

Jento Crafts

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Our present focus is making crochet objects big and small: from lacy tablecloths and granny square blankets to miniature dolls items and ...

Chris Dunsby Creations

Chris Dunsby Creations

Watford, Hertfordshire

Chris Dunsby Creations is a new business founded by myself, after graduating from Plymouth University with a degree in 3D Design: Designer ...

Andrew Price Images

Andrew Price Images

Tring, Hertfordshire

Selling Fine Art Landscapes and lifestyle portrait photography in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and further afield. Landscape, ...

Janet Thrussell

Janet Thrussell

hemel hempstead, Hertfordshire

Handmade jewellery maker, pendants, earrings,necklaces and bracelets, beautiful statement pieces for any special occasion made to your ...

Hayley Bell

Hayley Bell

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

I make handmade Jewellery suitable for all ages, and often make to order in paritcular colours and styles exactly. I also make to order ...

Bear Balloons

Bear Balloons

Flamstead, Hertfordshire

Personalised balloons with printed photographs and personlised teddy bears stuffed into balloons.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

St Albans, Hertfordshire

As part of our 40th year celebrations, St Albans Organ Theatre is hosting a fundraising Craft Fair where visitors can browse the handicrafts ...

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Hello. My name is Vanessa and welcome to my first blog and so let me tell you a little about myself. Im a young 63 married with five grandchildren. ...

Running out of space

Running out of space

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Hello everyone, I am quite new at posting blogs, but need to know if anyone has an event I could attend in Hertfordshire, I am running ...

Hello new on the site

Hello new on the site

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Hello everyone, I am a new member , hope everyone is OK and I am looking forward to exchange information and Passion for Art.

My Pretty Petals

My Pretty Petals

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Hello everybody this will be my first blog, and strangely feel quite nervous!! Silly I know but anyway let me tell you how I started doing ...


Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs

(Born 1876 in Hitchin in Hertfordshire), Etching, Illustration

Griggs is well known for his illustration in the Highways and Byways Guides, which he created from 1902 until his death in 1938.

Clement John Heaton

(Born 1861 in Watford in Hertfordshire), Mosaic, Stained glass

Metalworker, stained glass artist and founder of Heatons Cloisonne Mosaics Ltd in 1885. He learnt his trade in his fathers firm.

William Cowper

(Born 1731 in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire), Poetry

One of the most famous poets of his time, Cowper wrote poems about the everyday this in life. He also wrote hymns such as Amazing Grace. He also wrote: God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up His bright designs And works His sov reign will. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break