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Arts and crafts in North West

North West has a population of around 7,048,000 and covers approximately 5,014 square miles. Here is a list of counties in North West: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside.

Woodley Artisan Market

Woodley Artisan Market

Woodley Shopping Centre, Stockport, Woodley, Cheshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022 (2 day event)

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall garden festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 25 June 2022 (2 day event)

Oasis Artisan Market

Oasis Artisan Market

Oasis Academy, Hollinwood, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Sunday, 3 July 2022

GT Eccleston agricultural show

GT Eccleston agricultural show

Great Eccleston and District Agricultural Show, Great Eccleston, Lancashire

Saturday, 16 July 2022 (2 day event)

GT Eccleston agricultural show

GT Eccleston agricultural show

Great Eccleston and District Agricultural Show, Great Eccleston, Lancashire

Saturday, 16 July 2022 (2 day event)

Droylsden Artisan Market

Droylsden Artisan Market

Droylsden Artisan Market, Droylsden Shopping Centre, Droylsden, Greater Manchester

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Lowther gdns ice cream festival

Lowther gdns ice cream festival

Lowther Gardens, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Saturday, 23 July 2022 (2 day event)

Nantwich Show

Nantwich Show

Nantwich show, Nantwich, Cheshire

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Denton Artisan market

Denton Artisan market

Denton Civic Square, Denton, Greater Manchester

Sunday, 31 July 2022

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Friday, 5 August 2022 (3 day event)

Southport Flower show

Southport Flower show

Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside

Thursday, 18 August 2022 (4 day event)

Lowther gardens Food and drink festival

Lowther gardens Food and drink festival

Lowther Gardens, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Saturday, 27 August 2022 (3 day event)

Wrea green steam fair

Wrea green steam fair

The Villa Wrea Green, Wrea Green, Preston, Lancashire

Saturday, 3 September 2022 (2 day event)

Lancs game and country fair

Lancs game and country fair

Lancashire Game Fair, Hazelhead lane, Scorton, Lancashire

Saturday, 10 September 2022 (2 day event)

Dobbies Southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 16 September 2022 (3 day event)

Food and drink festival Arley Hall

Food and drink festival Arley Hall

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 24 September 2022 (2 day event)

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Friday, 30 September 2022 (3 day event)

Beads Up North

Beads Up North

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Gordale craft and gift fair

Gordale craft and gift fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 7 October 2022 (3 day event)

Pumpkins in the park craftgift

Pumpkins in the park craftgift

Lowther Gardens, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Thursday, 27 October 2022 (4 day event)

Dobbies Southport Christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Southport Christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 11 November 2022 (3 day event)

Dobbies Clifton Christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Clifton Christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Clifton, Preston, Lancashire

Friday, 25 November 2022 (3 day event)

Haydock park Christmas craft and gift fair

Haydock park Christmas craft and gift fair

Haydock Park Racecourse, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Stalybridge Artisan Market

Stalybridge Artisan Market

Stalybridge Artisan Market, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester

Sunday, 9 July 2023

K and K Sewing

K and K Sewing

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We are a mother and daughter who have a passion for sewing and creating new and unique ...

Luscious Scents

Luscious Scents

Salford, Greater Manchester

LUSCIOUS SCENTS is a family run business comprising of mum dad and daughter we specialise ...

The Ruby Nest

The Ruby Nest

Preston, Lancashire

We are an educational platform, supporting parents and caregivers with breastfeeding, ...

Mary Macs Herbal Infusions

Mary Macs Herbal Infusions

Wigan, Lancashire

I make herbal infusions using organic materials. Beard oils, stretch oil, salves for ...

DrinkorDraw

DrinkorDraw

Nantwich, Cheshire

I’m Tony, a recovering Alcoholic living in Cheshire. Amongst other things Alcoholism ...

Sandy Pebbles Art and Design

Sandy Pebbles Art and Design

Wirral, Cheshire

My Company is Sandy Pebbles Art and Design and I am based at home in my little Studio. ...

The Beady Jewellery Boutique

The Beady Jewellery Boutique

Leyland, Lancashire

I started wire knitting as a hobby. I like to create bracelets, necklaces, chokers and ...

Dolly Melts

Dolly Melts

Winsford, Cheshire

We are a small family business based in Cheshire with a passion for home fragrance. ...

3rd Stone Silver

3rd Stone Silver

Nantwich, Cheshire

I make rings, pendants, earrings and bangles from sterling silver and fine silver, some ...

Ethereal Crystals By Ellie

Ethereal Crystals By Ellie

Denton, Greater Manchester

My names Eleanor, I live in Manchester, United Kingdom. Even from a small child I was ...

Hats Not All White

Hats Not All White

Warrington, Cheshire

Hi, my name is Penny. My handmade beanies are a must for any time of the year! A perfect ...

LGACreations

LGACreations

Warrington, Cheshire

As a mother to 5 incredible fur babies I will always worry for their safety and well-being. ...

Beautifully Handcrafted

Beautifully Handcrafted

Congleton, Cheshire

My love of nature and the countryside is a major influence in my craft. I create unique ...

Cottage Cocktails

Cottage Cocktails

Royton, Greater Manchester

We launched our first 6 infusions that we felt brought a different dimension to shop ...

SR Penmakers

SR Penmakers

Bowness on Windermere, Lancashire

I have been making pens for several years, but in the last couple fof years Ive started ...

Enchanted Forest Candle

Enchanted Forest Candle

Manchester, Lancashire

Enchanted Forest Candle opened its metaphorical doors in 2020. I have been endlessly ...

JEM Arts

JEM Arts

Liverpool, Merseyside

Julie Emily McDowell has been painting for over 10 years, what began as a hobby has transformed ...

Captivate Designs

Captivate Designs

Charnock Richard, Lancashire

Here at Captivate we specialise in producing unique personalised designs in epoxy Resin. ...

Oh So Pretty And Clever Crochet

Oh So Pretty And Clever Crochet

Northwich, Cheshire

Hi I’m Emma from Oh So Pretty And Clever, and I am an experienced Crochet instructor ...

Carramea Fashion

Carramea Fashion

Blackpool, Lancashire

I create gemstone and fashion jewellery and design silver jewellery which is created ...

D Royle Pens

D Royle Pens

Ribchester, Lancashire

All items are hand turned by myself at home in the village of Ribchester. These items ...

Deshca Designs

Deshca Designs

Crewe, Cheshire

Based in Crewe in Cheshire, I create unique copper sculptures for the home or garden. ...

Crystal Bliss

Crystal Bliss

St Annes on Sea, Lancashire

We make and design suncatchers for the home and garden. The suncatchers cast beautiful ...

Crafty Witches

Crafty Witches

Colne, Lancashire

I set up Crafty Witches to make bespoke pieces of wax tarts and candles in and colour ...

Beautify Life Art Elzbieta Bielecka

Beautify Life Art Elzbieta Bielecka

Nelson, Lancashire

Apparently nothing in Life happens without a reason and Buddhists say that good karma ...

Decoupage World By Sara

Decoupage World By Sara

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto items ...

Luciouslips Art

Luciouslips Art

Whitefield, Greater Manchester

I handmade quirky “Planters with Personality”. Totally unique and very wacky. Plant pots ...

Dog Rough Crafts

Dog Rough Crafts

Ashton, Cheshire

I endeavour to create as many of my handmade items by upcycling unwanted or no longer ...

THE CANDLE CLUB

THE CANDLE CLUB

Liverpool, Merseyside

The Candle Club offer a wide range of Inspired Fragrance Luxury hand poured Candles, ...

Sue Holmes

Sue Holmes

Chester, Cheshire

Painting on canvas and cards in lockdown and selling them locally in my Residence Group ...

Goodie Gifts

Goodie Gifts

Burnley, Lancashire

I make a range of items with sterling silver and some alloys, as well as handmade soaps ...

Invoke

Invoke

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Invoke has mental health and wellbeing at its center, as a Reiki Master, who also happens ...

Jane Elisabeth Embroidered Textiles

Jane Elisabeth Embroidered Textiles

St Annes, Lancashire

I studied fashion design and embroidery in the sixties so I have been creating clothes ...

Nuliving Therapy

Nuliving Therapy

Darwen, Lancashire

Being a therapist in alot of disciplines i decided to put my knowledge into therapy candles ...

Herbert and Dottie

Herbert and Dottie

Bury, Greater Manchester

We are Herbert and Dottie, a small business from Bury, Greater Manchester. We make personalised ...

WaxMeltFest

WaxMeltFest

Wirral, Merseyside

My name is Chris and I am the proud owner of WaxMeltFest making home fragrances. Every ...

Crochet is good for your health FACT

Crochet is good for your health FACT

Northwich, Cheshire

Crochet is good for anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress trigger a flood of chemicals ...

A whole day of crochet is my idea of heaven

A whole day of crochet is my idea of heaven

Northwich, Cheshire

Our all-inclusive crochet retreats will immerse you in a world that you’ll love! From ...

JasCreations the products and now the Crafts Fair

JasCreations the products and now the Crafts Fair

Springhead, Greater Manchester

It started on the second week of January 2022, dad had been keen to start an online business ...

Burger Smash gourmet street food

Burger Smash gourmet street food

Warton, Lancashire

Street food is a delicious and healthy food option at a much cheaper price than restaurants ...

Vegan Fair Port Sunlight LABL Anchorhaven

Vegan Fair Port Sunlight LABL Anchorhaven

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Anchorhaven crystals and cards are attending our first ever Vegan focused event. We will ...

Anchorhaven Pop Up Crystal Shop Wirral

Anchorhaven Pop Up Crystal Shop Wirral

Birkenhead, Merseyside

We completed our very first crystal pop up shop at Soul Kraft Community shop in Rock ...

One day event Crystals Jewellery and New Age Gifts

One day event Crystals Jewellery and New Age Gifts

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Soul Kraft community shop are hosting a pop up shop on Saturday 18th August from 10am ...

Wreaths are not just for Christmas

Wreaths are not just for Christmas

Rainhill, Merseyside

I spent over 20 years living in the USA [my husband is a Texan] and work took us off ...

New Crafter advice please

New Crafter advice please

Whitefield, Greater Manchester

Hi. I’m completely new to this site and have recently started creating quirky Planters ...

Whats new

Whats new

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have some new bags added to the shop and in the making. Miss messenger bags. Across ...

Feeling Foxy

Feeling Foxy

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have just made some lovely cute hooded towel wraps with animal faces on the hood. ...

Sew much Quilting

Sew much Quilting

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have been doing so many quilts lately it has been lots of fun watching them come together ...

Hoop frame bags are coming

Hoop frame bags are coming

Macclesfield, Cheshire

These gorgeous hoop bags are a lovely stylish way to customise your outfit. These two ...

Its here

Its here

Macclesfield, Cheshire

The girl in the go backpack very stylish and logs of room to fill with your much needed ...

We are back pack crazy

We are back pack crazy

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have been making lots of different backpack styles lately. But we are very excited ...

Dont worry bee happy

Dont worry bee happy

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Our new backpacks are available on shop and to order. check out Our shop to view our ...

Its Sew busy here

Its Sew busy here

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have lots of new items and bags coming within the next few months we will keep you ...

NEW Engraved Glassware gifts

NEW Engraved Glassware gifts

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have a wide range lf personalised glassware gifts from Gin glasses, champagne/Pocesso ...

Wrap up warm with our Quilts coming soon

Wrap up warm with our Quilts coming soon

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We are so happy with our new range animal quilts we have coming we have Easter animals ...

New material Whoop whoop

New material Whoop whoop

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Woooo hoooo its arrived. My order for materials have arrived . I have no idea where ...

New products

New products

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Sorry for the lack of blog posts this week we have been extra busy making lots of new ...

Meet the special bear who you can celebrate with

Meet the special bear who you can celebrate with

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Special occasion bear is here.. he makes a perfect gift for anyone who has something ...

Welcome the special occasions bear

Welcome the special occasions bear

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We would like you to meet the bear who loves to celebrate special occasions, we are currently ...

Patchwork Fun

Patchwork Fun

Macclesfield, Cheshire

I love Patchworking and after this i am sure you will too ... Patchwork is a great way ...


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.

Austin Andrew Wright

(Born 1911 in Chester in Cheshire), Sculpture

As a noted sculptor, Austin created pieces called The Argument, Ring and Mute 2. You may see his work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Dorothy Whipple

(Born 1893 in Blackburn in Lancashire), Fiction

Whipple was a popular author, writing around eighteen novels. Two of which were made into film just after the Second World War 1945/46 - They Were Sisters highlighting marital abuse - They Knew Mr. Knight dealing with crime and dealing with coming out of prison.

Laurence Stephen Lowry

(Born 1887 in Stretford in Greater Manchester), Painting

Laurence Stephen Lowry usually called L.S. Lowry, British artist, is known for his 'matchstick' paintings of urban landscapes and industrial scenes in his native Lancashire.

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.

David Horatio Winder

(Born 1855 in Bolton in Greater Manchester), Painting

David Horatio Winder, British artist, was known for his landscapes of Britain.

Randolph Caldecott

(Born 1846 in Chester in Cheshire), Art, Illustration, Sculpture

The majority of his artwork was in illustration and he greatly influenced the illustration of childrens books. He also illustrated novels and books on foreign travel and exhibited sculpture and oil and watercolour paintings in galleries, including the Royal Acadamy.

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.

Lewis Carroll

(Born 1832 in Daresbury in Cheshire), Fiction, Illustration

The world famous author of Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).

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.

Thomas Earnshaw

(Born 1749 in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester), Clockmaking

An eminent watchmaker. Who was one of the pioneers of the chronometer, improving on the earlier work of John Harrison.

Sawrey Gilpin

(Born 1733 in Carlisle in Cumbria), Illustration, Painting

Sawrey Gilpin specialised in the painting of horses and dogs. He also was an illustrator and etcher. In 1786 his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy London and he was elected an associate of the Academy in 1795.

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.

Arthur Devis

(Born 1712 in Preston in Lancashire), Painting

Born in 1712 he was an English portrait painter and is known for a type of portrait called a conversation piece. In 1735 his first commission was Hoghton Towers from Duxon Hill, Lancashire. This showed his interest in landscape but two years later he became established as a portrait painter having a studio in Great Queens Street London.