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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.

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 17 April 2020 (3 day event)

Beads Up North With Lace and Textiles

Beads Up North With Lace and Textiles

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 26 April 2020

A Spanner in the Works.. More Botanical Contact Printing

A Spanner in the Works.. More Botanical Contact Printing

Sefton Park Palm House, LIVERPOOL, Merseyside

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee

Craft and Gift Marquee

Southport Food and Drink Festival, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 29 May 2020 (3 day event)

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Carr Farm Garden Centre, Meols, Wirral, Merseyside

Friday, 10 July 2020 (3 day event)

Craft and Gifts event

Craft and Gifts event

Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside

Thursday, 20 August 2020 (4 day event)

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 4 September 2020 (3 day event)

Beads Up North With Lace and Textiles

Beads Up North With Lace and Textiles

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Haydock Park Racecourse, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Christmas Craft and Gifts event

Christmas Craft and Gifts event

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 20 November 2020 (3 day event)

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 ...

Especially For You Jewellery

Especially For You Jewellery

Southport, Merseyside

I am passionate about handmade products. I have loads of pierced earrings already created, but can also customise to suit your preference. ...

Toboo jewellery

Toboo jewellery

Wirral, Merseyside

I make my own jewellery by hand, using all different beads, healing stones , sea pearls, horse hair, I design my own unique bracelets, ...

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 ...

THE CANDLE CLUB

THE CANDLE CLUB

Liverpool, Merseyside

The Candle Club offer a wide range of Inspired Fragrance Luxury hand poured Candles, Diffusers, Wax Melts, Room Sprays, Car Fragrances, ...

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 ...

East St

East St

Liverpool, Merseyside

We are a relatively new business incorporating concrete crafts and candle making. We make small concrete succulent flower pots and Tealight ...

JayJay Crafts

JayJay Crafts

Liverpool, Merseyside

I am an avid crafter and make various wool and fabric handcrafted items. These range from cot quilts/play mats childrens clothing, soft ...

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 ...

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 ...

By Maggie Naturally

By Maggie Naturally

Liverpool, Merseyside

Maggie Pearson is a textile artist living and working in Liverpool. Each of her unique textiles is individually designed and printed by ...

Organic Vegan Friendly Wax Melts

Organic Vegan Friendly Wax Melts

Liverpool, Merseyside

We make beautiful organic wax melts and bath bomb melts. All our products are vegan friendly and lovingly handmade. We offer holistic ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Arty Nurse

The Arty Nurse

Liverpool, Merseyside

I am a single mother who works full time as a research nurse. At my time in the hospitals, I started to find that the soaps were sooooo ...

Fyfes Emporium

Fyfes Emporium

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello! Iím Emma, I have a background in art and stumbled across pyrography by accident. I instantly fell in love with the art form and ...

Lilys Bespoke Candles

Lilys Bespoke Candles

Liverpool, Merseyside

We understand that not everybody likes the same smells when it comes to Scented products, which is why we created Lilyís to offer a bespoke ...

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 ...

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. ...

Hearts and Bones

Hearts and Bones

Windle St Helens, Merseyside

Love and attention to detail is what Hearts and Bones Dog Bandanas is all about. It was the love of my rescue Cairn Terrier, Roo, that ...

Eb60

Eb60

Liverpool, Merseyside

I love to make things and my latest creations are artificial flowers on a hat box stand which can be used for storage. I also have flower ...

RIOT

RIOT

Southport, Merseyside

Handmade seasonal gifts and decorations. Many made from foraged and recycled materials and embellished with crystals and/or fabrics. During ...

The Bishops Bees

The Bishops Bees

Liverpool, Merseyside

I am passionate about protecting bees and am a novice beekeeper. I make natural products from beeswax, which is so incredibly versatile ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Barbara Tennant

Barbara Tennant

Wallasey Village, Merseyside

Iíve always been attracted to macrame and the ancient craft of knotting. Iím old enough to remember it first time round in the 70s. At ...

Gemini Soap

Gemini Soap

Liverpool, Merseyside

Here at Gemini soap we produce organic SLS free soap bars all handmade with love. We have a great and expanding variety of bars in stock ...

Cast them Fast 3D Family Casting

Cast them Fast 3D Family Casting

Liverpool, Merseyside

Cast them Fast will capture the moment and create the perfect memory for you to treasure forever. Made from the finest Castings materials ...

Thanks a latte

Thanks a latte

Liverpool, Merseyside

Family run coffee pod, specialising in coffees teas hot chocolate all with a twist. Home made baked cakes and muffins. Always happy to ...

Lydia and Lexis Bowtique

Lydia and Lexis Bowtique

Prescot, Merseyside

Handmade hair accessories for children bows, birthday crowns and party hats, bow holders, tutus, dog bows and bandanas

Gust craft arts

Gust craft arts

Liverpool, Merseyside

Next time when you will be looking for unique design, hand made gift , table or commission peaces remember us. Gust craft arts Every craft ...

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. ...

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair comes to Gordale

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair comes to Gordale

Southport, Merseyside

Not long to go now till we get underway with our 2020 events, with our first trip of the year to Gordale Garden Centre on the Wirral. ...

University of Bolton Event

University of Bolton Event

Southport, Merseyside

We are holding a Christmas Craft and Gift Extravaganza at the University of Bolton Stadium ( formerley Macron). Its on Sunday 20th October ...

Handmade semi-precious healing stones bracelets.

Handmade semi-precious healing stones bracelets.

Wirral, Merseyside

Semi-precious healing stones and crystals such as quarts, amethyst and opals have been used all over the world for healing , in one method ...

Toboo jewellery handmade just for you.

Toboo jewellery handmade just for you.

Wirral, Merseyside

Beautiful, handmade jewellery made for all occasions, you can choose your colour selection of beads , healing stones , glass beads, sea ...

May Bank Holiday Event

May Bank Holiday Event

Southport, Merseyside

Bank Holiday Weekend 4th - 6th May we are holding a Craft Gift and Family Day at Capesthorne Hall which is a beautiful setting in Cheshire. ...

Haydock Park Event

Haydock Park Event

Southport, Merseyside

We have had a good start to the season with lots of Bookings coming in for our Events. If you are looking for an Event for Easter Weekend ...

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Southport, Merseyside

Its the start of our season and its great that we already have some events that are fully booked. They are Gordale 8-10 March, Marple Garden ...

New Collection Flower Power

New Collection Flower Power

St Helens, Merseyside

Ive just finished customising my next collection of bags. I have used flowers, ribbons, lace, birds , feathers and butterflies. The bags ...

Happy New Year from Beverley at Bev Heaton Designs

Happy New Year from Beverley at Bev Heaton Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

I only started my new business in October 2018 so its still in its early stages. However I am getting ready to move the business forward ...

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 ...

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.