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Arts and crafts in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire (including Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Richmondshire, Redcar and Cleveland, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, Stockton-on-Tees south of the River Tees and York ) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 1,261,000 and covers approximately 881,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, West Yorkshire.

County flag of North YorkshireApproximately 40 percent of North Yorkshire is covered by National Parks, including most of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. They attract millions of visitors each year, who come to appreciate the beautiful landscape and enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking. The county town of North Yorkshire is Northallerton, which is home to the Joe Cornish Gallery, that exhibits work by him and other photographers, as well as running photography workshops. Scarborough is the largest coastal holiday resort in the region and although the traditional fishing industry has declined, the town remains popular with tourists during the summer months. The University of Hull School of Arts and New Media is based at the Scarborough Campus and during recent years more gallery spaces have opened in the town for exhibitions of fine arts and handmade crafts, such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery. Together such facilities have helped to attract many artists to the area, which is working to encourage the growth of creative industries. Performing arts venues in North Yorkshire include Harrogate Theatre, the Grand Opera House in York and the Theatre Royal in York.

Founded by the Romans during the 1st century AD, on land previously home to the Celtic Brigantes tribe, the city of York became the Roman capital of the area that now forms northern England. Centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, York was again a capital city, this time of a Viking kingdom of northern England and the city continued to be an important trading centre under the Normans. Over the past two millennia many merchants and craft workers were attracted to York and the rich history of the city is reflected in numerous archaeological finds, historic remains and the old buildings. At more than two miles in length, more of York city walls survive than in any other English city and though most of what remains is medieval, some of the earliest sections date back to the Roman period. One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, York Minster is admired for its magnificent architecture, stone carvings and stained glass windows. Jorvik Viking Centre is a reconstruction of a street from the Viking period a thousand years ago. Visitors can learn how people lived and see crafts from the time such as pottery, leather work, metal work and textiles. The Shambles is a medieval street, lined with timber framed buildings, which today serve mostly as places to eat and shops selling tourist souvenirs. Other attractions in North Yorkshire include Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Beck Isle Museum in Pickering, Skipton Castle, Ryedale Folk Museum and Beningbrough Hall and Gardens.

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 29 June 2019 (2 day event)

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Art in the Pen

Art in the Pen

Thirsk Auction Mart, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 20 July 2019 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Thursday, 25 July 2019 (2 day event)

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Friday, 9 August 2019 (2 day event)

Dippy Giant Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Giant Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 August 2019 (2 day event)

Art in the Pen

Art in the Pen

Craven Cattle Marts, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 August 2019 (2 day event)

York Elvington Large Model Air Show Craft and Gift Marquee

York Elvington Large Model Air Show Craft and Gift Marquee

Elvington Airfield, Elvington, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 August 2019

York Elvington Large Model Air Show Craft and Gift Marquee

York Elvington Large Model Air Show Craft and Gift Marquee

Elvington Airfield, Elvington, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Feathers Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Monday, 26 August 2019

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 31 August 2019 (2 day event)

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 28 September 2019 (2 day event)

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Filey Evron Centre, Filey, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Thursday, 24 October 2019 (3 day event)

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Dippy Giant Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Giant Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 26 October 2019 (2 day event)

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 2 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 2 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 3 November 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 9 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 9 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Crafts in the Pen

Crafts in the Pen

Craven Cattle Marts, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 16 November 2019 (2 day event)

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 16 November 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 16 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 16 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 17 November 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 23 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 23 November 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 24 November 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 30 November 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 7 December 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 7 December 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 14 December 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 14 December 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 14 December 2019

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre St Sampson Centre Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair St Sampsons Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 15 December 2019

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

York City Centre Belfrey Hall Xmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Pebble Art Space

Pebble Art Space

Filey, North Yorkshire

My name is Debbie I am a Self employed Accountant with my husband and a mother of two, I have always had a passion for Art and enjoy painting ...

Bunnies Galore

Bunnies Galore

Tockwith, North Yorkshire

Hello My name is Gaynor and I make the most stunning Bunny Rabbits and Raggy Dolls together with a variety of other animals. My creations ...

Chopit Creations

Chopit Creations

Hessay York, North Yorkshire

Chopit creations is a home based workshop based in the parish village of Hessay , York, North Yorkshire that specialize in making handcrafted ...

Ecowraps

Ecowraps

York, North Yorkshire

We are a new start up business producing beeswax wraps, to be used in the kitchen in place of cling film, foil and plastic tubs. All items ...

Quercki Design

Quercki Design

York, North Yorkshire

We make all kinds of articles from eco-friendly cork leather, also known as cork fabric. These include notebooks of all kinds: diaries, ...

Bruce art and crafts

Bruce art and crafts

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

I make needle felted characters, mostly animals both imaginary and realistic, using merino or Corriedale wool, glass eyes, wire armature, ...

K E Hebdon Artwork

K E Hebdon Artwork

Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Watercolour and Acrylic wildlife paintings Paintings created using a combination of watercolour, acrylic and ink, developed to create ...

Karen Gray

Karen Gray

York, North Yorkshire

I concentrate on creating individual items with no two pieces the same, using semi-precious stones with silver-plated, copper and coloured ...

Wicker Hearts

Wicker Hearts

York, North Yorkshire

wickerhearts is my home based shop full of handmade cards and gifts. I also specialize in making memory and keepsake boxes for all occasions ...

Julies SEW Crafty

Julies SEW Crafty

York, North Yorkshire

After re discovering my passion for sewing I am enjoying making a wide range of items. I really love sourcing good quality fabrics and ...

Catherine

Catherine

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

If you are looking for a unique gift, then every one of my items will fit the bill perfectly. For my fabric items, I use highly regarded ...

Vintage Cup Candles

Vintage Cup Candles

Strensall, North Yorkshire

We turn lovely vintage teasets and trios into beautiful candles. Our vintage cup candles are handmade using eco-friendly soya wax and have ...

Field Photography

Field Photography

York, North Yorkshire

I am a photographer from North Yorkshire who is passionate about capturing the very best of our landscape and sharing this with others. ...

Anuskas Shed

Anuskas Shed

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

I have been making jewellery for nearly 15 years, firstly at evening classes then learning more from practice and experience. I work mostly ...

Stokesley Town Hall Craft Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft Fair

Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Stokesley Town Hall is situated in the centre of the bustling market town of Stokesley. We hold craft fairs on the 1st Saturday of the ...

Diverse Creations

Diverse Creations

Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Upcycling | Craft | Handmade | DIY | Furniture | DIY Ideas | Interior Decoupage, Quilling, Embroidery, Canvas work, Re-furbishing furniture, ...

Laurel Tree Gems

Laurel Tree Gems

York, North Yorkshire

My background as an Art and Design Teacher with a passion for nature’s colourful beauty lead me to discover the natural radiance of genuine ...

Flosseyfifi jewellery mosaics

Flosseyfifi jewellery mosaics

Bedale, North Yorkshire

Hello my names Fiona and I make individual hanging jewellery mosaic hearts made with vintage/modern jewellery, seashells and vintage China. ...

Liz O Connell Glass

Liz O Connell Glass

York, North Yorkshire

Liz O Connell is a glass artist and maker based in York drawing on Fine art and contemporary design to create unique glass objects. Liz ...

MLG Upholstery

MLG Upholstery

Stockton on Tees, North Yorkshire

Hi I am an upholstery with over 30 years experience in the trade I have a passion for reupholstering furniture I am also holding upholstery ...

heritage craft courses

heritage craft courses

Ripon, North Yorkshire

A business that is dedicated to heritage crafts and arts courses. Utilising a combination of traditional and modern methods. You can expect ...

Lrjohncrafts

Lrjohncrafts

Ripon, North Yorkshire

I make a large range of items mainly focusing on dreamcatcher and jewellery but also bagcharms, journals and more. I use alot of gemstones ...

Wonders by Viki

Wonders by Viki

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

Greeting cards and bunting handmade and designed by me. I make cards for different occasions and also do custom orders on request. My main ...

Kate and Kelpie

Kate and Kelpie

York, North Yorkshire

Inspired by water and the natural world, Kate and Kelpie design fabrics for homewares and interiors. The designs draw on original paintings ...

Thread Pulse Embroidery

Thread Pulse Embroidery

York, North Yorkshire

Based in the heart of York, Brenna Allsuch is an embroidery artist creating beautiful hand stitched hoop art and jewelry. At Thready Pulse, ...

Gam Farm Rare Breeds Wool

Gam Farm Rare Breeds Wool

Grassington, North Yorkshire

Happy wool from happy sheep. Yarns, kits, felting and spinning supplies. Our rare breed farm nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National ...

Bloomin Homes

Bloomin Homes

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

We are two mums with a passion for lovely interiors,who love making and creating. We love up-cycling furniture and giving preloved items ...

Heather Ashton

Heather Ashton

Guisborough, North Yorkshire

Me and my husband make tea light holders, little wooden houses, fishing village scenes, shot glass holders, wine racks etc out of pallets ...

Kim Jenkins

Kim Jenkins

Richmond, North Yorkshire

I have been printmaking for a long time . I studied to M.A. level at Camberwell College of Art in London . I have tried lots of different ...

Mez Makes

Mez Makes

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Mez Makes concrete plant pots and tea light holders that are dipped into an array of coloured varnishes to create a unique and individual ...

Button It

Button It

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Started making candles 6 years ago just for family and friends, working from home allowed me time to master my art I have now become my ...

Kims Handmade Krafts

Kims Handmade Krafts

Richmond, North Yorkshire

I make handmade gifts for adults and children . Wooden items and bowls crafted by my family. I can sell body shop alone, as parties/ stalls ...

jack webb

jack webb

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

cbd oils health and wellbeing

Sues Silver Jewellery

Sues Silver Jewellery

York, North Yorkshire

I design bespoke pure silver jewellery, using silver clay which I kiln fire either just using silver or adding dichroic glass to make stunning ...

Yormake

Yormake

Leeds, North Yorkshire

I use high quality materials to create a range of products and print work using my own designs. I use a range of digital design applications ...

Lornas Creations

Lornas Creations

York, North Yorkshire

Hi there, Lornas creations is a range of framed typography pictures which are hand drawn. Using different varieties of drawings pens, ...

Rod Claus supports Fiona Fairy doors

Rod Claus supports Fiona Fairy doors

Hessay York, North Yorkshire

Rod Claus of Chopit Creations supports Fiona Fiary doors. My granddaughter was ecstatic with her beautifulmdoor made by Fiona

Chopit Creation Endorses Slimming World UK

Chopit Creation Endorses Slimming World UK

Hessay York, North Yorkshire

Chopit Creations endorses and recommends “ Slimming World” for a healthy eating lifestyle. Visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk. “Love Food Optimising” ...

Fairs

Fairs

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

Really looking forward to going to Crafting Live, Doncaster, next Saturday, Ive been putting the needle felting kitsall day today, I introduced ...

Preparing for my first craft fair

Preparing for my first craft fair

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

So, I have booked my table and got loads of stock, and I am very excited! OK so its not until November but I still need to make more products. ...

This gorgeous leather

This gorgeous leather

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

This is my first blog post. Ever. In my whole life. So I thought I would write about this beautiful leather which I sourced in the USA. ...

Lets get Stokesley Town Hall Craft Fair underway .

Lets get Stokesley Town Hall Craft Fair underway .

Stokesley, North Yorkshire

We are starting a new craft fair in the Town Hall in Stokesley, We are looking for new stall holders. Any profits made goes towards the ...

Exciting new tweed yarn

Exciting new tweed yarn

Grassington, North Yorkshire

Early in 2016 we will be launching our new tweed yarn. A gorgeous blend of Hebridean and Whitefaced Woodland, in super soft DK and super ...


Ralph Hedley

(Born 1848 in Richmond in North Yorkshire), Art, Wood carving and Illustration

Ralph Hedley, British artist, was known for his paintings of life in Northern England, wood carving and illustrations.

Albert Joseph Moore

(Born 1841 in York in North Yorkshire), Painting

Albert Moore, British artist, was known for his paintings of female figures with classical settings. This can be seen in his works such as A Garden, Canaries, Seagulls, The Loves of the Winds and the Seasons, An Open Book, Seashells and Silver. He was one of the fourteen children of portrait painter, William Moore.

Frederic Leighton

(Born 1830 in Scarborough in North Yorkshire), Painting, Sculpture

Sir Frederic Leighton, English artist and sculptor, is best known for his paintings of historical and classical scenes.

William Powell Frith

(Born 1819 in Aldfield in North Yorkshire), Painting

William Powell Frith, English artist, is best known for his paintings of Victorian social scenes.