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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 ...

Lyniescrafts

Lyniescrafts

Thurmaston, Leicestershire

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

Thimbellina

Thimbellina

Leicetser, Leicestershire

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

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 ...

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 ...

Steph Holmes Pottery

Steph Holmes Pottery

Loughborough, Leicestershire

I am particularly inspired by history, narratives and nature. My love of history can ...

Wood Charm

Wood Charm

Sapcote, Leicestershire

Hand crafted items made from british wood by myself Items include turned bowls clocks ...

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 ...

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, ...

Janice Osborne Trading as HOMESPUN

Janice Osborne Trading as HOMESPUN

Hinckley, Leicestershire

I have always enjoyed crafting, and now that I am semi-retired, I am developing my hobby ...

Marble designs UK

Marble designs UK

Hinckley, Leicestershire

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

Minimal Hand Made Jewellery

Minimal Hand Made Jewellery

Markfield, Leicestershire

Our collection of earrings, necklaces and rings are designed with a minimal aesthetic ...

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Coalville, Leicestershire

After a life timeline of being a contract artist and designing art in all subjects and ...

Fantasy fabrics

Fantasy fabrics

Coalville, Leicestershire

We provide quality craft and dress fabrics by all sizes from 1 meter plus or small craft ...

Penguin and rabbit

Penguin and rabbit

Earl shilton, Leicestershire

Bright and funky print childrens clothing and gifts

Boris and Teds candles

Boris and Teds candles

Leicester, Leicestershire

We hand make candles, wax makes and diffusers at our home, we are fully compliant with ...

mnjdream

mnjdream

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

Calligraphy Arts

Leicester, Leicestershire

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

Come and visit Lynies Crafts on June 12th 2022

Come and visit Lynies Crafts on June 12th 2022

Thurmaston, Leicestershire

Lynies Crafts will be at the popular Mind, Body and Soul Craft Fair on June 12th 2022 ...

Some recent mothers day gifts

Some recent mothers day gifts

Leicetser, Leicestershire

All personalised creations- you can choose your own style and design in whatever colours ...


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.