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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.

Cheshire County Show

Cheshire County Show

Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 (2 day event)

Paint Pouring with Tea and Cake 21st June 19

Paint Pouring with Tea and Cake 21st June 19

35 Design Space, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

Friday, 21 June 2019

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fair, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Arley Hall Garden Festival

Arley Hall Garden Festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 22 June 2019 (2 day event)

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire

Sunday, 23 June 2019

leisure lakes steam vintage and crafts

leisure lakes steam vintage and crafts

Leisure Lakes, Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire

Saturday, 29 June 2019 (2 day event)

Family Fun Day Fundraiser

Family Fun Day Fundraiser

Watson Road Park Blackpool, Blackpool, Lancashire

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Paint Pouring with Tea and Cake 6th July 19

Paint Pouring with Tea and Cake 6th July 19

35 Design Space, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fair, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 13 July 2019

gt eccleston agricultural show craft marquee

gt eccleston agricultural show craft marquee

Great Eccleston and District Agricultural Show, Great Eccleston, Lancashire

Saturday, 13 July 2019 (2 day event)

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Dobbies Carlisle craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Saturday, 20 July 2019 (2 day event)

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fair, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Paint Pouring with Tea and Cake 28th July 19

Paint Pouring with Tea and Cake 28th July 19

35 Design Space, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Nantwich show

Nantwich show

Nantwich County Show, Dorfold Park, Nantwich, Cheshire

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair

Cheshire Game and Angling Fair, Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Kenyon hall farm craft gift and family fun weekend

Kenyon hall farm craft gift and family fun weekend

Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, Warrington, Cheshire

Saturday, 10 August 2019 (2 day event)

Frenchic Furniture Painting

Frenchic Furniture Painting

Space 2 Make, Accrington, Lancashire

Sunday, 11 August 2019 (3 day event)

Ocean Plaza craft gift and food fair

Ocean Plaza craft gift and food fair

Ocean Plaza, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 16 August 2019 (3 day event)

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fair, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fai

Clitheroe U R Centre Craft Collectors and Gift Fair, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Stonyhurst food drink and craft festival

Stonyhurst food drink and craft festival

Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 24 August 2019 (3 day event)

Bridgemere craft and gift fair

Bridgemere craft and gift fair

Bridgemere Garden World, Bridgemere, Nantwich, Cheshire

Friday, 30 August 2019 (3 day event)

dobbies southport craft and gift fair

dobbies southport craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 6 September 2019 (3 day event)

Kenyon hall farm craft gift and family fun weekend

Kenyon hall farm craft gift and family fun weekend

Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, Warrington, Cheshire

Saturday, 14 September 2019 (2 day event)

lowther pavilion craft and gift fair

lowther pavilion craft and gift fair

Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Saturday, 14 September 2019 (2 day event)

Kenyon hall farm craft gift and family fun weekend

Kenyon hall farm craft gift and family fun weekend

Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, Warrington, Cheshire

Saturday, 14 September 2019 (2 day event)

Arley hall food and drink festival

Arley hall food and drink festival

Arley Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 21 September 2019 (2 day event)

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Widnes vintage steam rally

Widnes vintage steam rally

Widnes Vintage Steam Rally, Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire

Saturday, 28 September 2019 (2 day event)

Dobbies Carlisle Jewellery and Gift Fair

Dobbies Carlisle Jewellery and Gift Fair

Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria

Saturday, 5 October 2019 (2 day event)

gordale craft and gift fair

gordale craft and gift fair

Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire

Friday, 11 October 2019 (3 day event)

University of Bolton stadium craft and gift fair

University of Bolton stadium craft and gift fair

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

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Tatton Park Christmas Shopping Event

Tatton Park Christmas Shopping Event

Tatton park, knutsford, knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 26 October 2019 (2 day event)

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire

Sunday, 27 October 2019

rivendell craft and gift fair

rivendell craft and gift fair

Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Friday, 1 November 2019 (3 day event)

marple craft and gift fair

marple craft and gift fair

Marple Garden Centre, Otterspool, Stockport, Cheshire

Thursday, 7 November 2019 (3 day event)

Tatton Park Christmas Gifts Fair

Tatton Park Christmas Gifts Fair

Tatton park, knutsford, knutsford, Cheshire

Saturday, 9 November 2019 (2 day event)

haydock park craft and gift fair

haydock park craft and gift fair

Haydock Park Racecourse, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside

Sunday, 10 November 2019

dobbies southport christmas craft and gift fair

dobbies southport christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Merseyside

Friday, 15 November 2019 (3 day event)

Christmas at Capesthorne Hall

Christmas at Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Friday, 22 November 2019 (3 day event)

Heaton Fold Christmas Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Christmas Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Dobbies Clifton christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Clifton christmas craft and gift fair

Dobbies Garden World, Clifton, Preston, Lancashire

Friday, 6 December 2019 (3 day event)

Stonyhurst christmas food drink and craft festival

Stonyhurst christmas food drink and craft festival

Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Saturday, 14 December 2019 (2 day event)

Heaton Fold Christmas Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Christmas Artisan Market

Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Bolton Handmade Christmas Market

Bolton Handmade Christmas Market

Bolton Albert Halls at Bolton Town Hall, Bolton, Lancashire

Monday, 23 December 2019

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Bev Heaton Designs

Bev Heaton Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

I make and customise bags with different decorations including silk flowers, bows, beads , shells and ribbons . In particular I customise ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. If you are looking for an Event for Easter Weekend ...

New addition The Snowdrop

New addition The Snowdrop

Congleton, Cheshire

This is the new limited addition to my Botanical Globes, a personal favourite- the snowdrop, dried and loving places inside the globe to ...

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Start of 2019 Events for Creative Crafts

Southport, Merseyside

Its the start of our season and its great that we already have some events that are fully booked. They are Gordale 8-10 March, Marple Garden ...

Lowther URC here we come

Lowther URC here we come

Preston, Lancashire

Come along, have a chat and meet us at the United Reform Church in Lowther on the 24th March. Look for the stall with the daffodils and ...

Lytham St Annes Assembly Rooms

Lytham St Annes Assembly Rooms

Preston, Lancashire

Just been to our very first craft fair, a whole weekend at the Assembly Rooms in Lytham St. Annes. This is a very well organised and run ...

New Collection Flower Power

New Collection Flower Power

St Helens, Merseyside

Ive just finished customising my next collection of bags. I have used flowers, ribbons, lace, birds , feathers and butterflies. The bags ...

2174 new member

2174 new member

Preston, Lancashire

Well we have finally done it and got ourselves up and running making our handmade wooden planters and candle holders. our first craft fair ...

Happy New Year from Beverley at Bev Heaton Designs

Happy New Year from Beverley at Bev Heaton Designs

St Helens, Merseyside

I only started my new business in October 2018 so its still in its early stages. However I am getting ready to move the business forward ...

New Website now live

New Website now live

Stockport, Greater Manchester

Its been a very busy couple of weeks for emilia and me (mostly me!), with Christmas ever closer now perhaps wasnt the ideal time to launch ...

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 ...


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.