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Arts and crafts in Merseyside

Merseyside (including Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral) is in the North West of England. It has a population of around 1,380,000 and covers approximately 65,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire.

County flag of MerseysideMerseyside is named after the River Mersey and contains the boroughs of St Helens, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool, which is one of the largest cities in Britain. Once part of Lancashire, Liverpool grew to become by the nineteenth century one of the worlds major ports, through which passed much of the raw materials and finished products of the industrial revolution. Innovations including skyscrapers, railways, trams, department stores, lending libraries and public art galleries were pioneered in Liverpool and the city contains thousands of listed buildings, such as the iconic Royal Liver Building. Although most historical architecture in Liverpool dates from during and after the 18th century, some earlier buildings survive such as Speke Hall, a timber framed Tudor house built during the 16th century and later restored. Today visitors to Speke Hall can appreciate its beautiful contrast of period and later arts and crafts features, as well as enjoying a walk though the picturesque gardens of the estate on the banks of the River Mersey. Performing arts venues in Merseyside include the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Southport Theatre, the Everyman and the Playhouse in Liverpool, the Theatre Royal in St Helens and the Little Theatre in Birkenhead.

There are many sculptures on public display across Liverpool and only London has more galleries and museums. The Walker Art Gallery has paintings by artists including Rembrandt, Degas, David Hockney and a large collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The Tate has thousands of exhibits by renowned British and international artists, including modern and contemporary works as well as paintings dating back to the 1500s. Liverpool is famous for its influence on contemporary world culture, particularly in popular music having produced world famous bands such as the Beatles and in sport, being home to Liverpool and Everton football clubs. Famous people born in the city include the artist George Stubbs, known for his paintings of horses, and Frank Hornby, who invented internationally popular toys such as Meccano, Dinky Toys and Hornby Model Railways. The Albert Dock in Liverpool was built during the 19th century and though its commercial status declined during the 20th century, the area now houses many popular visitor attractions, such as the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool. Millions of people visit the Waterfront each year and the historic dock complex and warehouses contributed towards Liverpool being awarded in 2004 the status of UNESCO World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City. Other attractions in Merseyside include Sudley House in Liverpool, Crosby Beach, Calderstones Park in Liverpool and Hesketh Park in Southport.

Esmes Embroidery

Esmes Embroidery

Liverpool, Merseyside

I make hand embroidered pillowcases and pictures. My designs are definitely not traditional! I like modern, quirky and multi-coloured! ...

Dolls With Claws

Dolls With Claws

Liverpool, Merseyside

All of our Art Work is made to a high quality standard using the best of materials available. We never create the same item twice (Unless ...

Rach Elizabeth Artist

Rach Elizabeth Artist

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello and welcome! My name is Rachel, I live in Liverpool and am a self taught fine artist. I specialise in coloured pencil, wildlife ...

Helen Farrington

Helen Farrington

Liverpool, Merseyside

I create unique or personalised designs for gifts and home items. Examples: Candle holders (sold with battery operated candles only) Decorated ...

Michaila Worrall

Michaila Worrall

Liverpool, Merseyside

Maker of cards, original prints and collages and mixed media crafts including knitting, felting, bags, mini cakes and dog biscuits to ...

Cheshire High

Cheshire High

Prescot, Merseyside

Cheshire High Ltd. is dedicated to supplying beautiful contemporary items of Gift Ware and Home Accessories of a premium quality, but ...

Kat Pearson Designs

Kat Pearson Designs

Newton Le Willows, Merseyside

I am a Graphic artist and multiple media designer-maker. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with Hons Degree in Crafts ...

Lilys Bespoke Candles

Lilys Bespoke Candles

Liverpool, Merseyside

We understand not everyone likes the same smells when it comes to candles and diffusers and thatís why we offer a bespoke luxury scent ...

ArtDK18

ArtDK18

Liverpool, Merseyside

Me and my best friend are creating canvasís that are bespoke to your choice down to colour, shape, size and a resin topcoat - we decided ...

Bev Heaton Designs

Bev Heaton Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

I make and customise bags with different decorations including silk flowers, bows, beads , shells and ribbons . In particular I customise ...

Felt Moon

Felt Moon

Wirral, Merseyside

Browse our shop for that perfect gift idea for your loved one, a special friend, your Mum, Dad, Brother or Sister. Gifts for that special ...

Handmade with love by heather x

Handmade with love by heather x

Liverpool, Merseyside

I mainly make children and baby clothes and accessories but i will use a go at most crafts. I also many quirky dog collars and leads and ...

Copper Petals Jewellery Design

Copper Petals Jewellery Design

Liverpool, Merseyside

Copper Petals Jewellery Design offer a unique and eclectic mix of both contemporary and vintage style jewellery and accessories which are ...

Liberty Vintage

Liberty Vintage

Wallasey, Merseyside

We operate 3 shops, Liberty Antiques and Liberty Vintage in New Brighton on the Wirral. I make kids clothing and toys all one offs to a ...

Bubbly Duck

Bubbly Duck

Liverpool, Merseyside

Bead woven and bead embroidery costume jewellery sit side by side with mixed media jewellery. All handmade in the UK by one artisan. ...

Annie Bears

Annie Bears

Wallasey, Merseyside

My main body of work consists of Hand-Knitted Teddy Bears, which I then dress in individually Hand-Made outfits. The range of costumes ...

Patkai Art

Patkai Art

Liverpool, Merseyside

I recently launched my small business in August 2018. Over the past few years my work has been developed and new products and ranges have ...

Sue Charnock

Sue Charnock

St Helens, Merseyside

Ive been crafting for six years and make handemade cards, gift boxes, jewellery etc. I make personalised items as well as general one ...

Rosie brown

Rosie brown

Liverpool, Merseyside

British wildlife is the inspiration for my work, it constantly surrounds us and is a major part of world. Yet we mostly only ever see glimpses ...

Emma

Emma

St Helens, Merseyside

Bodyshop at home with Emma Jane I am a consultant for Bodyshop I would like to do stalls for fairs and events I also host parties at houses ...

Gorgeegoo

Gorgeegoo

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hand crochet/knitted baby accessories Items can be made to order please email for prices All items are made with high quality yarns

Off the cuff modelling

Off the cuff modelling

Prenton, Merseyside

I am a model maker of cars, tanks, ships or anything else you can think of, I can make them as a stand alone model or as part of a diorama. ...

Grace Rose Designs

Grace Rose Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

Hello, Iím Denise of Grace Rose Designs and I make beautiful knitted garments and accessories for babies and little ones. Knitted with ...

Just Desserts Of Southport

Just Desserts Of Southport

Southport, Merseyside

Artisan Brownies and Cakes, all home made and made with free range organic ingredients. Gluten free range also. Hot Slutty Brownies and ...

Wirral Woodtuner

Wirral Woodtuner

Wirral, Merseyside

Turning vases, bowls, clocks, barometers, salt and pepper grinders, round photo and picture frames..etc. I mostly use recycled wood from ...

Chris Taverner Gifts

Chris Taverner Gifts

Wirral, Merseyside

Over 40yrs of experience of knitting and sewing lends itself to the formation of my gift shop. From premature baby bonnets to huge nappy ...

paul jordan

paul jordan

Moreton, Merseyside

Selling of paintings with flowers and woodland themes

Oman i Jewellery

Oman i Jewellery

Wirral, Merseyside

Unusual unique hand made fashion and costume jewellery High quality at affordable prices including earrings necklaces and bracelets suitable ...

Taps Treasur Nest

Taps Treasur Nest

Liverpool, Merseyside

Handmade gifts and keepsakes for babies and children e.g.: Baby blankets, childrenís aprons, pump/dance shoe bags, nursery decorations ...

Las Dos Hermanas

Las Dos Hermanas

South wirral, Merseyside

For many years we have enjoyed perfecting our individual creative skills. Priscilla with her delightfully delicious bakes and Lizy with ...

Nuvue Glass Design

Nuvue Glass Design

Liverpool, Merseyside

Claire Stuart creates beautiful eye catching glass art which can be admired as a wall hung piece of art or bespoke made into more functional ...

Outside The Box

Outside The Box

Wirral, Merseyside

My artwork is focused on airbrushing on sheet aluminium, and lacquered to allow display inside or outside the home or garden.

terry ackers

terry ackers

Birkenhead, Merseyside

stretch bracelets of various types. Straight beads. Rondelle beads 8mm and 10mm with sparkling rondelle spacers between rondelle beads ...

Hobby Gone Mad

Hobby Gone Mad

Southport, Merseyside

We offer a gorgeous selection of handmade jewellery as well as key rings, bookmarks, hair accessories and much more! Items can be made ...

Dr and Mrs Chawira Business Development Managers

Dr and Mrs Chawira Business Development Managers

St Helens, Merseyside

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant with thick fleshy leaves which conceal an inner gel. It has been used since the beginning of recorded history ...

Mushypea Design

Mushypea Design

Liverpool, Merseyside

Mushypea design creates a range of beautiful and quirky designs which are handmade by Sarah Ryan who studied Btec in Illustration and Design ...

Bev Heaton Designs

Bev Heaton Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

Just finished a weekend at Rivendell/Notcutts Garden Centre , Widnes with Creative Crafts Association. It was my first craft event and ...

Bev Heaton Designs

Bev Heaton Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

Hi Everybody I have been working hard since April,2018 setting up my new business Bev Heaton Designs. I make and customise bags in particular, ...

Getting arty

Getting arty

Liverpool, Merseyside

So me an Kelly thought we would play with some colours and create some beautiful pieces, we went for some pinks a very dark but vibrant ...

Getting arty

Getting arty

Liverpool, Merseyside

So me an Kelly thought we would play with some colours and create some beautiful pieces, we went for some pinks a very dark but vibrant ...

First exhibitions

First exhibitions

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello everyone! Welcome, Iím Rachel, Iím a self taught wildlife artist. I have recently joined here as I am looking to promote my work ...

An introduction to Cheshire High

An introduction to Cheshire High

Prescot, Merseyside

Wall decoration has now become very popular with an ever increasing array of subjects, and so we thought it a good idea to provide a heavy ...

Putting the tradition back into Christmas

Putting the tradition back into Christmas

Newton Le Willows, Merseyside

I know its August and that for many Christmas is a long way off but for those makers that specialise in seasonal products, the summer sees ...

Venue Cymru Llandudno.

Venue Cymru Llandudno.

Southport, Merseyside

We still have a few places available for this weekend at Venue Cymru. The dates are 7th and 8th May and if you would like more details ...


James Brian Jacques

(Born 1939 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Fiction

A write of childrens novels in the Redwall series among others. Many of the characters in his books where based on the people that Jacques had met.

Philip Wilson Steer

(Born 1860 in Birkenhead in Merseyside), Painting

Philip Wilson Steer, British artist, was influential in the growth of Impressionist art in Britain.

Walter Crane

(Born 1845 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Fiction, Illustration, Painting, Pottery and ceramics, Textiles

A prolific artist who worked with pottery, stained glass, illustration and more. He was well know as an author of childrens books. He was both a disciple and friend to William Morris.

Alfred William Hunt

(Born 1830 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Painting, Poetry

Winner of the Newdigate prize for poetry back in 1851, Alfred William Hunt was an accomplished painter in both oils and water colours.

Arthur Hugh Clough

(Born 1819 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Poetry

Clough wrote the novel Amours de Voyage, poems and satire.

George Stubbs

(Born 1724 in Liverpool in Merseyside), Illustration, Painting

Stubbs was the son of a Currier and became famous for his paintings of horses.