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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.

Blackburn European Christmas market

Blackburn European Christmas market

Cathedral Square, City Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire

Thursday, 13 December 2018 (7 day event)

Telford European Christmas Market

Telford European Christmas Market

Cathedral Square, City Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire

Thursday, 20 December 2018 (4 day event)

Blackburn European Christmas market

Blackburn European Christmas market

Cathedral Square, City Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire

Thursday, 20 December 2018 (5 day event)

Ashton Farmers Market

Ashton Farmers Market

Ashton under Lyne Market, Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Handmade By Lottie

Handmade By Lottie

Heywood, Lancashire

Hello everyone welcome to Handmade By Lottie, I make a range of greeting cards some are ready made to sell and some are bespoke designs ...

TJAMS

TJAMS

Bolton, Lancashire

TJams has been in business for 3 years successfully providing homemade jams, pickles, chutneys and seasonal produce which includes Christmas ...

Esmes Embroidery

Esmes Embroidery

Liverpool, Merseyside

I make hand embroidered pillowcases and pictures. My designs are definitely not traditional! I like modern, quirky and multi-coloured! ...

Angrydad Art and Print

Angrydad Art and Print

Clitheroe, Lancashire

I am an Artist and Printmaker but my main focus of work is in Printmaking. I work mainly in linocut and Woodcut but I also do some drypoint. ...

Sarah moseley scented candles

Sarah moseley scented candles

Blackpool, Lancashire

sarah moseley candles offer bespoke hand poured fragranced 100% soy wax Candles and Melts. I offer a bespoke labelling service to reflect ...

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

We specialise in designer fragrance wax melts using high burn rate paraffin wax ensuring your house smells beautiful for days. All of our ...

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 ...

Handmade Jewellery Gems

Handmade Jewellery Gems

Bury, Lancashire

I make Jewellery with gemstones and beading and some wire work and new glass art..ing soon...loveblingjewellery.etsy I love gemstones, ...

Pickles And Pudding

Pickles And Pudding

Northwich, Cheshire

I make cards and hanging decorations issuing clay, which I hand stamp to personalise. I also make other hand stamped cards. I also hand ...

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 ...

Rivington Chocolates

Rivington Chocolates

Bolton, Lancashire

We use Callebaut Belgian chocolate to handmade small batches of delicious chocolates. Making scrumptious fillings such as lemon curd truffle ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pretty little reborns

Pretty little reborns

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Hand made and painted reborn dolls, to appeal to all ages, from therapy dolls to collectors .The reborn community is a fast growing group ...

Primal Soaps

Primal Soaps

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Primal Soaps is based in Bolton, Lancashire and provides handmade natural vegan soaps that are kind to the skin. The entire soap range ...

Zesty Beads

Zesty Beads

Wigan, Greater Manchester

Our Company was established in 2011, creating handmade jewellery for weddings, and other special occasions.  We later ventured into the ...

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 ...

Deshca Designs

Deshca Designs

Crewe, Cheshire

Based in Crewe in Cheshire, I create unique copper sculptures for the home or garden. Most of my work incorporates some facet of nature, ...

The Flax Factoy

The Flax Factoy

Sale, Cheshire

Here at The Flax Factory we personalise pillar candles for all your special occasions, including weddings, baptisms, birthdays, bar/bat ...

Gane Products

Gane Products

Bolton, Greater Manchester

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

Glitter Sparkle

Glitter Sparkle

Widnes, Cheshire

Scentsy sell flame-free electric scented wax warmers, a safe alternative to the traditional candle. We also have a great range of gorgeous ...

With these Lilly Whites

With these Lilly Whites

Westhoughton, Lancashire

When I share a moment that makes me happy, I want to keep it right there to make me smile everytime I see it and that is why I have created ...

Belynda Conrad

Belynda Conrad

Altrincham, Cheshire

Belynda Conrad, an emporium of mixed luxury products richly embellished with, crystals, diamante and jewels. All of the items in my collection ...

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 ...

Bratling Designs

Bratling Designs

Stockport, Greater Manchester

Bratling Designs is all about having fun and making something at the same time. At Bratling HQ we love nothing more than having people ...

Milly Mischief

Milly Mischief

Urmston, Greater Manchester

Milly Mischief creates a wide range of beautiful handcrafted designs from fabric, buttons, ribbon, card and paper. All items can be personalised ...

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 ...

Occasions by Lillie

Occasions by Lillie

Runcorn, Cheshire

We design and create beautiful items to suite any occasion. Wedding favours and gifts, Christmas gifts, personalised handmade frames, Easter ...

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 ...

Pawfectly Crafted

Pawfectly Crafted

Newton Heath, Greater Manchester

Our decision to start up Pawfectly Crafted was due to a desire for Unique, handcrafted, products for Cats and Dogs and owners. The business ...

Trudy Clarke Art

Trudy Clarke Art

Blackpool, Lancashire

Supporting craft fairs and exhibiting my work is my aim. I paint and sell pictures in watercolours, acrylics and oils. I occasionally produce ...

A very small persons big ideas a small business..

A very small persons big ideas a small business..

Stockport, Greater Manchester

... and a very long story made short. Emilia loves to design and create things, and I (thats me) love to let her do the things she enjoys. ...

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 ...

Christmas gift ideas from original art

Christmas gift ideas from original art

Manchester, Lancashire

Happy Friday everyone! I am planning a weekend of painting my latest commission of a tiger, which is a bit more unusual than my usual horses! ...

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 ...

Open for business

Open for business

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Welcome to our first blog post! Timeless Galleries is a new business based in the sleepy hamlet of Pott Shrigley on the edge of the Peak ...

New Member

New Member

Lancaster, Lancashire

From The She Shed I have done it!! At long last I have got myself started in my new exciting venture of slate designing. I have spent today ...

FIDO Seaglass and silver pendant

FIDO    Seaglass and silver pendant

Middlewich, Cheshire

This is my latest creation, a seaglass multi set in silver. When I found the lovely multi (end of day glass) on Seaham Beach I thought ...

Welcome to Edie and Beau

Welcome to Edie and Beau

Wheelton, Lancashire

Edie and Beau specialise in luxury handmade gift sacks. Nature inspired and unique by design, each gift sack is made from natural hessian ...

Haworth Craft Fair

Haworth Craft Fair

Clitheroe, Lancashire

Looking forward to going back again to Haworth Craft Fair Easter Weekend, we will be there Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Lots of lovely ...

Haworth Craft Fair

Haworth Craft Fair

Clitheroe, Lancashire

Had a great weekend at Old Bronte Schoolrooms in Howarth, met some lovely people

Haworth Craft Fair

Haworth Craft Fair

Clitheroe, Lancashire

Looking forward to Haworth Craft fair this weekend 10th and 11th March at the Old Bronte School Rooms 10am - 4pm. Lots of lovely pens and ...

Glass Painting

Glass Painting

Wirral, Cheshire

Busy working on a special red vase order today

Pressure Pot

Pressure Pot

Clitheroe, Lancashire

Just bought my pressure pot, excited about creating my own unique acrylic blanks

New to site

New to site

Urmston, Greater Manchester

Hi, Just like to say hi, I am John, only registered today, I am a part time blacksmith from sunny Manchester, and am looking to attend ...

First exhibitions

First exhibitions

Liverpool, Merseyside

Hello everyone! Welcome, I’m Rachel, I’m a self taught wildlife artist. I have recently joined here as I am looking to promote my work ...

New to UK Craft Fairs. CUSTOM CLOCKS

New to UK Craft Fairs.  CUSTOM CLOCKS

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Hello to all in the craft business. I am relatively new to making and exhibiting my product, customised clocks, so would welcome any advice ...

Recent craft fair

Recent craft fair

Leyland, Lancashire

I have recently been busy attending a fair at Smithills Fair, Bolton and making new items for my Etsy shop. I seem to run out of time trying ...

craft fair on the 6th AUGUST by BCA

craft fair on the 6th AUGUST by BCA

Bury, Lancashire

Hi I just wanted to say that if you are around Bolton Lancashire on the 6th August, I will be attending Smithills Hall Museum on Dean Road ...

watch out for new glass art I am making

watch out for new glass art I am making

Bury, Lancashire

We have to try and keep people interested in our work dont we ? So I have taken it upon myself to learn the art of making glass beads. ...

Whipped Body Butters

Whipped Body Butters

Bolton, Greater Manchester

I am so happy with the response I have received so far about my soap range! I really value that my customers have been giving positive ...

Expanding

Expanding

Heywood, Lancashire

After visiting lots of craft fairs and being inspired by reading lots of blogs I decided to get the sewing machine back out and start having ...

New items

New items

Heywood, Lancashire

Im excited to announce after next week we will now be offering handmade crayons we currently will be doing lego shaped bricks and names. ...


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.