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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.

Lillyford Mill Jewellery

Lillyford Mill Jewellery

Great Easton, Leicestershire

Hi, I am Rosie Edridge, a jewellery designer/maker based in the beautiful Leicestershire ...

The Boujie Lounge

The Boujie Lounge

Barlestone, Leicestershire

The Boujie Lounge specialises in Bath and Home fragrance products - all of which have ...

Lynies Crafts

Lynies Crafts

Thurmaston, Leicestershire

I initially started creating cards as a hobby, it was mindful and relaxing and I didnt ...

Thimbellina

Thimbellina

Leicester, Leicestershire

I produce quality handmade products which are unlike anything you would find in a shop. ...

Maggie Williams Glass

Maggie Williams Glass

Six Hills Lane, Leicestershire

Maggie went to De Montfort University aged 50 to study ceramics and glass. Having been ...

Cottage Cards Limited

Cottage Cards Limited

Oadby, Leicestershire

We are a two woman family business. The lovingly handmade greetings cards are made by ...

PenScapeUK

PenScapeUK

Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

For people like me that see pens as more than a writing implement, they can be beautiful ...

Flaming Chic

Flaming Chic

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

I make hand made candles in a variety of sizes and scents. I am very passionate about ...

KNOT

KNOT

Coalville, Leicestershire

Hello, We are supplying for handmade designer home decor include rugs, table runner, ...

India Andrews Art

India Andrews Art

Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire

India Andrews Art specialises in bringing art into the home environment, with Indias ...

Querkyzuerky

Querkyzuerky

Nuneaton, Leicestershire

Querkyzuerky - Hand embroidered goldwork on silk - this technique uses a mixture of threads ...

Pearl Rocks Jewellery

Pearl Rocks Jewellery

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Handcrafted sterling silver jewellery that incorporates freshwater pearls and semi-precious ...

TILDEN

TILDEN

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

HISTORY - STORY Tilden was born during lockdown (COVID-19). After losing my job and ...

Venezuelan Art and Craft

Venezuelan Art and Craft

Stamford, Leicestershire

Fhavys, an artist from Venezuela, creates decorative plant holders from recycled dining ...

Madazahatter

Madazahatter

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Madazahatter creates fleece and faux-fur winter hats, scarves and associated accessories ...

Shrew and Co

Shrew and Co

Kibworth, Leicestershire

We are a design studio in Leicestershire who love all things small and sweet! Our current ...

Wick and Wonder UK

Wick and Wonder UK

Leicester, Leicestershire

Nestled in the heart of Leicestershire, Wick and Wonder UK launched in July 2023, brimming ...

Decorative Details Art

Decorative Details Art

Coalville, Leicestershire

I make various artefacts to order and sale, Selling at craft fairs around the Midlands. ...

Sugar and Plum

Sugar and Plum

Catle Donington, Leicestershire

Hello I am Louise and I make fairy keepsake dolls, magical wands and tiny wooden fairies ...

Ruby Betts Art

Ruby Betts Art

Leicester, Leicestershire

I am a Leicestershire based artist specialising in pencil drawings. I do highly detailed ...

The NEALON Home Edit

The NEALON Home Edit

Leicester, Leicestershire

My name is Sinead Nealon from Leicester. I make handmade home interiors such as Reed ...

Perkins Pebble and Vinyl Crafts

Perkins Pebble and Vinyl Crafts

Leicester, Leicestershire

My hobby and interests are pebble and vinyl pictures, glass etching, layered paper crafts, ...

Marble designs UK

Marble designs UK

Hinckley, Leicestershire

From the initial sculpture in clay, through our own mould-making process to the manufacture ...

ResinWoodCraftsGB

Exhibitor

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

A small business hand making bespoke wood and resin products from Coffee Tables, Side ...

Daniarts Portraits

Exhibitor

Hinckley, Leicestershire

I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil! I started out copying from books of ...

Laura Inder

Exhibitor

Leicester, Leicestershire

We are creating unique, one of a kind pieces of home decor: upcycled wall clocks created ...

Penguin and rabbit

Exhibitor

Earl shilton, Leicestershire

Bright and funky print childrens clothing and gifts

mnjdream

Exhibitor

Leicester, Leicestershire

mnj-dream creates and sells hand made jewellery mainly chainmaille

Jasu Patel Jewellery

Jasu Patel Jewellery

Leicester, Leicestershire

Sheer fascination, imagination and enthusiasm of manipulating, forming and texturing ...

Calligraphy Arts

Exhibitor

Leicester, Leicestershire

Calligraphy Arts create and sell bespoke artwork, unique handmade greeting cards and ...


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.