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Arts and crafts in Leicestershire

Leicestershire (including Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicester, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 980,000 and covers approximately 215,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire.

County flag of LeicestershireThe Leicestershire knitting industry grew from hand made knitwear during the Middle Ages, through to later industrial scale production and although mass production declined during the twentieth century, the area now has a reputation for producing quality fashionable high end clothing which is sold in top stores around the world. Located in Charnwood Forest and built in 1899, Stoneywell was designed by the architect and designer Ernest Gimson, who was born in Leicester. It is one of the few examples of an arts and crafts house in England and retains original features and furnishings, including work by Joseph Armitage, who created the oak leaf design chosen as the logo for the National Trust, which acquired Stoneywell in order to conserve the property and open it to the public. Performing arts venues in Leicestershire include the Curve Theatre in Leicester, the Concordia Theatre in Hinckley and Kilworth House, which is an open air theatre.

The county town of Leicestershire is Leicester, whose long history is reflected in buildings such as the Roman baths and the 14th century Guildhall and where in February 2013 it was announced that the remains of Richard III had been found buried under a city car park. New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester houses collections including natural history, geology, dinosaurs, paintings by artists such as Joseph Mallord William Turner and Edgar Degas and number of ceramics by Pablo Picasso. There is also a gallery celebrating the life and work of influential members of the arts and crafts movement, in particular Ernest Gimson. The building also serves as a venue for a variety of events and temporary exhibitions. Other attractions in Leicestershire include Charnwood Museum in Loughborough, Rockingham Castle in Market Harborough and Beacon Hill Country Park.

Hickling Scarecrow Festival

Hickling Scarecrow Festival

Hickling, Hickling, Leicestershire

Saturday, 8 September 2018 (2 day event)

Market Harborough Craft and Gift Fair

Market Harborough Craft and Gift Fair

Market Harborough, Market harborough, Leicestershire

Thursday, 13 September 2018 (3 day event)

Maggies Farm Crafts

Maggies Farm Crafts

Markfield, Leicestershire

I create beautiful handmade soft furnishings for your home. Cushions are made without plastic zips, i use my own screen prints, Harlequin, ...

B J Woodcrafts

B J Woodcrafts

Shepshed, Leicestershire

Hand made hardwood kitchen boards, chopping boards, cheese boards and serving platters. All made by myself at workshop in the heart of ...

Leicester Lady

Leicester Lady

Glenfield, Leicestershire

I sell glass, semi-precious, mother of pearl, fresh water pearls, porcelain and crystal beads, a wide assortment of pendants and charms, ...

The Orchard Contemporary Crafting

The Orchard Contemporary Crafting

Leicester, Leicestershire

If you enjoy crafting then you will love our up and coming classes. We are based in Leicester and offer a wide variety of techniques for ...

Thimbellina

Thimbellina

Leicetser, Leicestershire

I produce quality handmade products which are unlike anything you would find in a shop. Using a broad range of natural fabrics such as ...

Melts by emily

Melts by emily

Quorn, Leicestershire

I make beautiful highly fragranced wax melts using 100% natural ecosoy wax. All melts are made using designer Dupe and floral fragrances. ...

Aldrich Art Ltd

Aldrich Art Ltd

Leicester, Leicestershire

Hi, A little back story to me, I studied art and design at school, North warwickshire and Hinckley College I started with a GNVQ Art, ...

Cedar Cottage Arts

Cedar Cottage Arts

Leicester, Leicestershire

In our arts and crafts studios in Leicestershire and Lancashire we create bespoke designs and handmade crafts taking our inspiration from ...

Miss Hannah Gamble Illustration

Miss Hannah Gamble Illustration

Lutterworth, Leicestershire

I am a local artist who primarily draws chickens, but am regularly commissioned for all sorts of animal portraits.

Knits and Pieces

Knits and Pieces

Leicester, Leicestershire

I live in south Leicestershire and work from home. With my business I design unique toys, gifts and keepsakes and have them professionally ...

Madazahatter

Madazahatter

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Madazahatter creates fleece and faux-fur winter hats, scarves and associated accessories for anyone from premature babies to. large adults. ...

yakout cotton

yakout cotton

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Yakout Cotton is a start-up business selling Egyptian cotton products, Yakout cotton are pieces of fabrics that speak about you, eventually ...

Felt4ArtSake

Felt4ArtSake

Leicester, Leicestershire

Sushila Pillai is a textile artist specialising in the use of felt –making techniques to create art and clothing. The interplay of texture, ...

Wood Charm

Wood Charm

Sapcote, Leicestershire

Hand crafted items made from british wood by myself Items include turned bowls clocks etc stools ,tables ,hand carved bowls ,tables etc ...

Hatijacs

Hatijacs

Leicester, Leicestershire

I have been making and selling my hand Made toys for 40 years and love to add my own touch to my rag dolls ECT no 2 toys are the same ...

nokodax designs

nokodax designs

Leicester, Leicestershire

I design and make a variety of mosaics for the home and garden.These vary from small wall plaques to large pieces of vibrant art, house ...

Pranav Kukreja

Pranav Kukreja

Leicester, Leicestershire

I am a doctor who interacts with stressed and worried adults and children, coming for operations to hospital. As an anaesthetist, I see ...

Fantasy fabrics

Fantasy fabrics

Coalville, Leicestershire

We provide quality craft and dress fabrics by all sizes from 1 meter plus or small craft pieces all provided at a high quanity and qu ...

Kim Rickell

Kim Rickell

Leicester, Leicestershire

Ksandra Millinery and Accessories are based in Market Harborough and specialise in hand crafted fascinators and silk tie purses. We have ...

Jeremy Harrington

Jeremy Harrington

Leicester, Leicestershire

Football cartoon histories for the top 30 English/Scottish clubs and greeting cards for all 92 league clubs. Www.footballcartoonhisto ...

LuxuryKatsCrafts

LuxuryKatsCrafts

Coleorton, Leicestershire

Hello, I offer wide selection of personalized greeting cards, invitation, wedding stationery etc. Please feel free to check my arts out ...

Upcycling Earth Mothers

Upcycling Earth Mothers

Markfield, Leicestershire

We are passionate about upcycling and creating unique craft items out of various media, including duct tape!

Michael Issitt Photography

Michael Issitt Photography

Markfield, Leicestershire

What makes a good photograph an amazing image? The photographer. Fine artist turned Fine Art Photographer Mike Issitt is based in Leicestershire ...

Soapticious

Soapticious

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Handmade soaps, lotions and moisturisers, bath salts and scrubs and reed diffusers

mnjdream

mnjdream

Leicester, Leicestershire

mnj-dream creates and sells hand made jewellery mainly chainmaille

Aissa Cherif

Aissa Cherif

Leicester, Leicestershire

We design, and manufacture a range of handmade giftware, some recycled and upcycled

AlphaJAZ

AlphaJAZ

Market Harborough, Leicestershire

At AlphaJAZ we use letter photography to produce unique, personalised pictures gifts. We have taken photos of familiar objects resembling ...

Jasu Patel Jewellery

Jasu Patel Jewellery

Leicester, Leicestershire

I am passionate about jewellery. I love simple yet elegant designs that can be worn every day or for special occasions. My website is ...

Calligraphy Arts

Calligraphy Arts

Leicester, Leicestershire

Calligraphy Arts create and sell bespoke artwork, unique handmade greeting cards and original wedding stationery, all hand scripted from ...

Ester Allen Designs

Ester Allen Designs

Coalville, Leicestershire

Hello I am Tess I have a passion for the colours of nature and try to use them in my designs. Like a journal of my experiences, each of ...

English Country Vintage

English Country Vintage

Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

I studied at the Arts University Bournemouth, in Costume Design and currently work in tv, film and theatre, but am also setting up my own ...

REFLEKT

REFLEKT

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Joy works in wood and wire to create frames, containers and holders to display ornaments, plants, candles and keep-sakes. Stella uses fused ...

Kates Krafts

Kates Krafts

Coalville, Leicestershire

My own designed handbags and unusual shoppers using some of the latest fabrics ladies, gents and childrens wash bags all pvc lined quirky ...

The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival 25th August

The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival 25th August

Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

The Appleby Magna Food Gusto Festival is back again this year with a wide range of the regions best food and drink. Couple this with a ...

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival 8th and 9th September

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival 8th and 9th September

Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

You are invited to the 4th Annual Tamworth Food Gusto Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018 in conjunction ...

Ashby Food Gusto Festival 26th and 27th May

Ashby Food Gusto Festival 26th and 27th May

Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

Situated in the Bath Grounds in the centre of Ashby de la Zouch on the 26th and 27th of May the Ashby Food Gusto Festival is back with ...

GUILD HALL LEICESTER FAIR

GUILD HALL LEICESTER FAIR

Leicester, Leicestershire

THIS FAIR LOOKS LIKE BEING A GREAT SUCCESS WITH SOME FANTASTIC CRAFTERS FROM MANY AREAS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US GET IN ...

is size important mce fayres

is size important   mce fayres

Leicester, Leicestershire

all businesses start some where so why dont we start supporting new ventures why follow like lambs go your own way the new grass can ...

LEICESTER TUDOR CRAFT FAIR

LEICESTER TUDOR CRAFT FAIR

Leicester, Leicestershire

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARITY CRAFT FAIR IN GUILD HALL LEICESTER ON 21 OCTOBER FORGOT DATE ON LAST BLOG GETTING PUNCHY WITH ALL STUFF NEEDED ...

MCE FAYRES CHARITY SPECTACULAR

MCE  FAYRES CHARITY SPECTACULAR

Leicester, Leicestershire

HI WE ARE SETTING UP A CRAFT FAIR IN A MOST SPECTACULAR TUDOR HALL IN CENTRAL LEICESTER NOT FAR FROM ONE OF THE BIGGEST SATURDAY MARKETS ...

new on the block

new on the block

Leicester, Leicestershire

OK IM NEW TO ORGANISING CRAFT FAIRS ALTHOUGH I SPENT A FEW YEARS AS AN EXHIBITOR i have no intension of taking any business from any one ...

MCE FAYRES

MCE FAYRES

Leicester, Leicestershire

MCE is the part of MALAWI CARE and EDUCATION charities organisation which is to manage the charity fairs in LEICESTERSHIRE at present ...

Wedding Vine

Wedding Vine

Leicester, Leicestershire

So out of the blue I was asked to create a hair vine for a friends wedding. After some trial and error I finally got the hang of it and ...

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Leicester, Leicestershire

As I am so grateful for the support and loyalty of my crafters, I am taking advantage of Black Friday and offering all Craft Kits at half ...

Artisan Products Fair Ashby Festival May

Artisan Products Fair  Ashby Festival May

Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

Want to get your Artisan Products in front of the right customers? Why not come to the Ashby Gusto Artisan Fair? We are hosting a special ...

B J Woodcraft

B J Woodcraft

Shepshed, Leicestershire

Having spent most of my life working around boats and yachts alternating between ships carpenter, deck hand and eventually an ocean going ...


Ernest Grimson

(Born 1864 in Leicester in Leicestershire), Furniture

A furniture designer and architect, Ernest Grimson is known as one of the most influential designers of the Arts and Crafts movement.