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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.

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Carlisle

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Carlisle

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Friday, 1 October 2021 (3 day event)

Beads Up North

Beads Up North

Haydock Racecourse, Haydock, Newton le Willows, Merseyside

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Craft and Gift Fair Gordale Garden Centre

Craft and Gift Fair Gordale Garden Centre

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 8 October 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Clifton

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Clifton

Dobbies Garden World, Clifton, Preston, Lancashire

Friday, 15 October 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee within October Festival Lowther Gardens

Craft and Gift Marquee within October Festival Lowther Gardens

Lowther Gardens, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Friday, 29 October 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Craft and Gift Market Runcorn

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 (4 day event)

Craft and Gift Fair Bolton

Craft and Gift Fair Bolton

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

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Southport

Craft and Gift Fair Dobbies Southport

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 12 November 2021 (3 day event)

Christmas Crochet Retreat

Christmas Crochet Retreat

Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire

Friday, 26 November 2021 (3 day event)

Craft and Gift Marquee within Geronimo Festival Arley Hall

Craft and Gift Marquee within Geronimo Festival Arley Hall

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 20 August 2022 (3 day event)

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 ...

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 ...

3rd Stone Silver

3rd Stone Silver

Nantwich, Cheshire

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

Unbridled Art

Unbridled Art

Manchester, Lancashire

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

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 ...

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 ...

LGACreations

LGACreations

Warrington, Cheshire

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

Karens musings

Karens musings

Carnforth, Lancashire

I am influenced by the area I live. I up cycle and recycle everyday objects using resin ...

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 ...

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 ...

2174

2174

Preston, Lancashire

I have always enjoyed working with wood and now that I have retired my wife and I have ...

Gane Products

Gane Products

Bolton, Greater Manchester

My specialities are Victorian dresses and aprons, pinafore dresses, toys, clowns, dolls, ...

Carramea Fashion

Carramea Fashion

Blackpool, Lancashire

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

Toboo jewellery

Toboo jewellery

Wirral, Merseyside

I make my own jewellery by hand, using all different beads, healing stones , sea pearls, ...

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 ...

Furrever and Ever

Furrever and Ever

Bolton, Lancashire

Commissions undertaken of pet portraits, mostly cats, dogs and horses, although I have ...

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, ...

Anchorhaven Crystals and Cards

Anchorhaven Crystals and Cards

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Anchorhaven crystals and cards is a crystal shop based in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula. ...

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 ...

JW Crafts and Gifts

JW Crafts and Gifts

Shevington, Lancashire

JW Crafts and Gifts sources hand-made products from local and international artisans. ...

Nuliving Therapy

Nuliving Therapy

Darwen, Lancashire

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

Bagflomosa

Bagflomosa

Manchester, Greater Manchester

I make one off pieces ranging from photography, paintings, keepsake boxes and 3d work. ...

WaxMeltFest

WaxMeltFest

Wirral, Merseyside

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

Display Lighting Limited

Display Lighting Limited

Altrincham, Cheshire

The proactive team at Display Lighting are the go to people to provide you with the right ...

Centimental Crafts

Centimental Crafts

Worsley, Greater Manchester

We have a beautiful collection just for you! With handmade gifts and home ware, aromatic ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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.