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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.

Gordale craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 6 October 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 7 October 2023

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Friday, 13 October 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 14 October 2023

Brockholes visitors centre craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Brockholes visitor village, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire

Sunday, 15 October 2023

Brockholes visitors centre craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Brockholes visitor village, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire

Sunday, 15 October 2023

Lady Green Garden centre craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Lady Green Garden Centre, Ince Blundell, Merseyside

Friday, 20 October 2023 (3 day event)

Pumpkins in the park craftgift

Craft Fair

Lowther Gardens, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Friday, 27 October 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Dobbies Southport Christmas craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 10 November 2023 (3 day event)

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 11 November 2023

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

The HandCrafted Market - Parkgate and Neston

Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church, Parkgate, Cheshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Haydock park Christmas craft and gift fair

Craft Fair

Haydock Park Racecourse, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside

Sunday, 3 December 2023

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

The HandCrafted Market - West Kirby

St Andrews Church Hall, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Christmas Craft and gift extravaganza Bolton stadium

Craft Fair

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

Sunday, 10 December 2023

Christmas at Runcorn shopping centre

Craft Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Monday, 11 December 2023 (7 day event)

Christmas at Runcorn shopping centre

Craft Fair

Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn, Cheshire

Monday, 18 December 2023 (6 day event)

Mary Macs Herbal Infusions

Mary Macs Herbal Infusions

Wigan, Lancashire

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

The Ruby Nest

The Ruby Nest

Preston, Lancashire

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

Gabrimix

Gabrimix

Bolton, Lancashire

Assemblage and mixed media art, Found object sculpture, Framed sculptures. Wall hanging ...

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 ...

Anne Blanchard

Anne Blanchard

Accrington, Lancashire

I am inspired mainly by flora and fauna .My work often has a bright , eye catching background ...

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 ...

GlitterartyGB

GlitterartyGB

Lymm, Cheshire

During lockdown I started using sublimation to make personalised gifts, moving into glass ...

The flower gallery

The flower gallery

Oldham, Greater Manchester

We design handmade craft artificial flowers arranging from hat boxes, too flower shoes, ...

SR Penmakers

Exhibitor

Bowness on Windermere, Lancashire

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

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

Dolly Melts

Dolly Melts

Winsford, Cheshire

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

Enchanted Forest Candle

Enchanted Forest Candle

Manchester, Lancashire

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

Design Eye Gallery

Design Eye Gallery

Neston, Cheshire

Hi, My name is Eleanor. In 2022 I gave up my marketing career in the financial sector, ...

D Royle Pens

D Royle Pens

Ribchester, Lancashire

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

PuddingBean Handmade Items

PuddingBean Handmade Items

Wigan, Greater Manchester

Hair and Home Accessories. I make a range of handmade items including hair accessories ...

Crafty Witches

Crafty Witches

Colne, Lancashire

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

Goodie Gifts

Goodie Gifts

Burnley, Lancashire

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

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 ...

Luciouslips Art

Luciouslips Art

Whitefield, Greater Manchester

I handmade quirky ďPlanters with PersonalityĒ. Totally unique and very wacky. Plant pots ...

The Vintage Bead Jewellery Store

The Vintage Bead Jewellery Store

Prenton, Merseyside

I source and upcycle vintage beads and jewellery, creating colourful and stylish modern ...

Display Lighting Limited

Display Lighting Limited

Altrincham, Cheshire

Portable lighting solutions designed to illuminate displays at fairs, events and exhibitions. ...

Sue Holmes

Sue Holmes

Chester, Cheshire

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

Invoke

Invoke

Manchester, Greater Manchester

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

Deshca Designs

Deshca Designs

Crewe, Cheshire

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

Pens By Bailey

Pens By Bailey

Warrington, Cheshire

Highly trained in the art of pen making in Axminster Devon. I have been making pens for ...

Firefrost Designs Ltd

Firefrost Designs Ltd

Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

At Firefrost Designs Ltd we create beautiful jewellery in a wide spectrum of stunning ...

Sweet Star Seed Crafts

Sweet Star Seed Crafts

Workington, Cumbria

I started making natural wreaths for my family a year ago during the Christmas period, ...

The Customs Project

The Customs Project

Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

I founded The Customs Project Ltd in January 2021. Creating the most unique and personalised ...

Haus of Myth

Haus of Myth

Macclesfield, Cheshire

I love empty landscapes, forests and the cold. Germanic and Norse Mythology with a splattering ...

Herbert and Dottie

Herbert and Dottie

Bury, Greater Manchester

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

Mia Lilys Gifts and More

Mia Lilys Gifts and More

Blackpool, Lancashire

Mia Lilys Gifts and More is a small online business based in Blackpool. We sell handpoured ...

July Studio Creations

July Studio Creations

Poulton Le Flyde, Lancashire

Hi! Iím Emily, owner and designer of July Studio. I have always had a passion for creativity ...

ArtisanAroma

ArtisanAroma

Liverpool, Merseyside

Who are we? Introducing Artisan Aroma Candles. We are based in Liverpool in the UK and ...

Silly Goose Crafts and Gifts

Silly Goose Crafts and Gifts

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Silly Goose Crafts and Gifts develops small gifts really for any occasion. At the moment ...

The start of a new journey

The start of a new journey

Wigan, Greater Manchester

I have had a love of crafting for as long as I can remember, many of my family members ...

Ingol Craft Fair 22nd April

Ingol Craft Fair 22nd April

Preston, Lancashire

We still have a limited number of stalls available to book so get in touch is you wish ...

The Future of The Customs Project

The Future of The Customs Project

Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

If I was told about where we are today when I was handed the first pair of shoes in lockdown ...

How We Work

How We Work

Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Angelus is a California based company and has been supplying leather paint since 1907 ...

Robs Story

Robs Story

Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

The first COVID lockdown gave me time to sit down and work on art more than I had been ...

Crochet is good for your health FACT

Group

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 youíll 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

Exhibitor

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

Exhibitor

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. Iím completely new to this site and have recently started creating quirky Planters ...

Latest catalogue available

Exhibitor

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

LewisPendants is expanding by offering bespoke pendants. The other day someone asked ...

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 ...

University of Bolton Event

Organiser

Southport, Merseyside

We are holding a Christmas Craft and Gift Extravaganza at the University of Bolton Stadium ...

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 ...

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. ...

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Organiser

Southport, Merseyside

Its the start of our season and its great that we already have some events that are fully ...

Abstract mixed media collage workshop for adults

Exhibitor

Ulverston, Cumbria

I am teaching a two hour class in abstract mixed media collage processes. T Wells gallery, ...

Craft Fair in Leigh Lancashire

Organiser

Leigh, Lancashire

We are holding a Craft Fair at Bedford Methodist Church in Leigh, Lancashire. This will ...

Fourth Craft Fair for our church

Organiser

Leigh, Lancashire

This will be our fourth Craft Fair, previous ones have proved to be successful for our ...

Venue Cymru Llandudno

Organiser

Southport, Merseyside

We still have a few places available for this weekend at Venue Cymru. The dates are 7th ...


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), Childrens 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.