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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.

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Clifton, Preston, Lancashire

Friday, 3 July 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 Gift Marquee

Craft and Gift Marquee

Towneley Hall, Burnley, Lancashire

Saturday, 1 August 2020 (2 day event)

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Saturday, 1 August 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 14 August 2020 (3 day event)

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Rheged Visitor Centre, Penrith, Cumbria

Saturday, 22 August 2020 (2 day event)

Craft Marquee at Geronimo Festival 2020

Craft Marquee at Geronimo Festival 2020

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 29 August 2020 (3 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

Craft and Gift Marquee

Craft and Gift Marquee

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 26 September 2020 (2 day event)

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Saturday, 3 October 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 9 October 2020 (3 day event)

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Artisan Craft and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Clifton, Preston, Lancashire

Friday, 16 October 2020 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 (4 day event)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

University of Bolton Stadium formerly Macron stadium, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 6 November 2020 (3 day event)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Saturday, 14 November 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)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 10 December 2020 (7 day event)

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Christmas Graft and Gift Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Thursday, 17 December 2020 (6 day event)

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair - Craft Marquee

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair - Craft Marquee

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair, Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire

Sunday, 1 August 2021

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 gifts which everyone can enjoy. We have a wide ...

Anne Pearson Designs

Anne Pearson Designs

Todmorden, Lancashire

Anne Pearson Designs is all about creating unique dreamcatchers, fibre art wall hangings, jewellery and gifts. I have always been interested ...

Luscious Scents

Luscious Scents

Salford, Greater Manchester

LUSCIOUS SCENTS is a family run business comprising of mum dad and daughter we specialise in designer fragrances in WAX MELTS, house sprays ...

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 many other individual pieces using quality materials, ...

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. My inspiration for my painted glass comes from my ...

Krafty Scribblers

Krafty Scribblers

Clitheroe, Lancashire

Hi, my name is Andrew, I have recently taken early retirement and now find I have more time to dedicate to more creative things, such as ...

Unbridled Art

Unbridled Art

Manchester, Lancashire

Unbridled Art was launched as a business by artist Julie Brown in the summer of 2018. Julie Brown went to Art College in Manchester in ...

CUSTOM CLOCKS

CUSTOM CLOCKS

Manchester, Greater Manchester

I will design a bespoke, customised clock incorporating a name, ideal for a childs room. Fun, colourful and educational it makes the ideal ...

Karens musings

Karens musings

Carnforth, Lancashire

I am influenced by the area I live. I up cycle and recycle everyday objects using resin and acrylic paint, as well using natural materials ...

Ijele Collections

Ijele Collections

Bolton, Lancashire

The home of eclectic contemporary decor made from the best of textiles and infused with legendary craftsmanship for the cosmopolitan mind. ...

Beautifully Handcrafted

Beautifully Handcrafted

Congleton, Cheshire

My love of nature and the countryside is a major influence in my craft. I create unique woodland scenes from dried flora collected from ...

2174

2174

Preston, Lancashire

I have always enjoyed working with wood and now that I have retired my wife and I have set up 2174 to showcase our handmade wooden planters ...

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 ...

Gane Products

Gane Products

Bolton, Greater Manchester

My specialities are Victorian dresses and aprons, pinafore dresses, toys, clowns, dolls, candles, seasonal gifts and decorations.

Carramea Fashion

Carramea Fashion

Blackpool, Lancashire

I create gemstone and fashion jewellery and design silver jewellery which is created for me by my amazing silversmiths. I am creating my ...

MY Arts

MY Arts

Preston, Lancashire

I specialise in Mixed Media craft bottles, canvases, picture frames and shoes. Using normal everyday items up-cycled into something new ...

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, ...

D Royle Pens

D Royle Pens

Ribchester, Lancashire

All items are hand turned by myself at home in the village of Ribchester. These items include Pens, Keyrings, Wine Bottle Stoppers and ...

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 is bad karma . For me the confirmation of both these ...

Rocket Wraps

Rocket Wraps

Northwich, Cheshire

Rocket Wraps was launched to help us all do our bit to reduce the use of nasty plastics for food wrapping or storage, which we know is ...

Timeless Galleries

Timeless Galleries

Macclesfield, Cheshire

The goal of Timeless Galleries is to make available unusual historical artefacts (or high-grade fossils) as home decor. We attend quarterly ...

Furrever and Ever

Furrever and Ever

Bolton, Lancashire

Commissions undertaken of pet portraits, mostly cats, dogs and horses, although I have been known to do the odd ferret (no trouser jokes ...

Hats Not All White

Hats Not All White

Warrington, Cheshire

Warm, cosy and super stylish beanies that are a must for any time of the year! 4 sizes NB, S, M and L. Perfect as a gift for yourself or ...

Dog Rough Crafts

Dog Rough Crafts

Ashton, Cheshire

I endeavour to create as many of my handmade items by upcycling unwanted or no longer useful items. My items range from handmade cards ...

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, ...

Black Heart Designed

Black Heart Designed

Winsford, Cheshire

I am an independant artist who likes to work with acrylic and resin. I do this mostly on canvas but will be moving to MDF and other materials ...

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 ...

Belle and Grace

Belle and Grace

Rochdale, Lancashire

Sewing is my passion and I put this passion into every gift I create. The cards I create are stitched/appliqué and can be easily personalised. ...

Angel Shell Arts

Angel Shell Arts

Rochdale, Greater Manchester

I loom weave bracelets on a table top loom using glass beads on wire and also items that I have recycled and upcycled. All my inspiration ...

JW Crafts and Gifts

JW Crafts and Gifts

Shevington, Lancashire

JW Crafts and Gifts sources hand-made products from local and international artisans. All our products come with a Fair Trade guarantee ...

Nuliving Therapy

Nuliving Therapy

Darwen, Lancashire

Being a therapist in alot of disciplines i decided to put my knowledge into therapy candles (and accessories ) to help people with difficulties ...

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 and embroideries for many years. Recently, I decided ...

Bagflomosa

Bagflomosa

Manchester, Greater Manchester

I make one off pieces ranging from photography, paintings, keepsake boxes and 3d work. My passion is gothic/mystical style art. I enjoy ...

Floraluscious

Floraluscious

Chester, Cheshire

We create beautiful individual pieces using quality artificial and dried materials, including flowers, succulents, foliage, shells, cones, ...

Pick Art

Pick Art

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Pick-Art is the work of Tony Pickering (Me), an Artist, Illustrator, designer and graphic novelist whose work ranges over traditional and ...

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 and have turned out really well. There are ...

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 coloured faux leather bags come in a brass frame ...

Its here. ..

Its here. ..

Macclesfield, Cheshire

The girl in the go backpack very stylish and logs of room to fill with your much needed bag items. We are very pleased with the way it ...

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 about this one .. Girl on the go backpack. Heres ...

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 new backpacks. We are very happy with the outcome ...

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 updated as we go. We have some lovely stylish backpacks ...

NEW .. Engraved Glassware gifts ....

NEW .. Engraved Glassware gifts ....

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have a wide range lf personalised glassware gifts from Gin glasses, champagne/Pocesso glasses, pint, whiskey glasses. We also do personalized ...

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 and Woodland animals they all have colour matching ...

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 we are going to store it all but cant wait to use ...

New products..

New products..

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Sorry for the lack of blog posts this week we have been extra busy making lots of new products ready for us to sell . Products include ...

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 to celebrate from birthdays, graduations, anniversaries ...

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 working on him and cant wait for him to join ...

Patchwork Fun

Patchwork Fun

Macclesfield, Cheshire

I love Patchworking and after this i am sure you will too ... Patchwork is a great way to use up your scrap pieces of fabric nothing has ...

Rag Dolls

Rag Dolls

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Meet Looby Loo this is about our journey in to the rag doll world. We had a lot of fun making this doll she was our first and not the ...

Welcome to K and K sewing

Welcome to K and K sewing

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Hello everyone Welcome to our first blog post. We are very excited for you to see what we are doing and whats coming up next for K and ...

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. ...

New Fragrance Launch by Carramea Fashion

New Fragrance Launch by Carramea Fashion

Blackpool, Lancashire

I am so pleased to announce the arrival of my new ladies fragrance range, Carramea, Goddess and Siren. We have three fabulous and distinct ...

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 ...

Clitheroe at the weekend

Clitheroe at the weekend

Preston, Lancashire

We will be at the Clitheroe Craft Fair this Saturday, a first for us and we are really looking forward to it. We will have some new products ...

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. ...

Lowther Pavilion busy busy busy

Lowther Pavilion busy busy busy

Preston, Lancashire

Just had a great day on Sunday at the Lowther Pavilion craft show. it was a really busy day with lots of people coming in to see the stalls, ...

Lytham St Annes Assembly Rooms

Lytham St Annes Assembly Rooms

Preston, Lancashire

here is our stall all ready for the craft fair at Lowther Pavilion at the weekend. come along and see us and dont forget we now take credit ...


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.