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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.

York Indoor Christmas Market

York Indoor Christmas Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 30 October 2021

York Indoor Christmas Market

York Indoor Christmas Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 6 November 2021

York Indoor Christmas Market

York Indoor Christmas Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 13 November 2021

York Indoor Christmas Market

York Indoor Christmas Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Friday, 26 November 2021

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 27 November 2021 (2 day event)

York Indoor Christmas Market

York Indoor Christmas Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 27 November 2021

York Indoor Christmas Market

York Indoor Christmas Market

Spurriergate Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Friday, 10 December 2021

La Chaise Crafts

La Chaise Crafts

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Welcome to our craft world, Nick and Julie are pleased you are here to have a look around. ...

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, ...

Bisdale Bows

Bisdale Bows

Village, North Yorkshire

Bilsdale Bows is a traditional cottage industry business run from home in the beautiful ...

Bruce art and crafts

Bruce art and crafts

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

I make needle felted characters, mostly animals both imaginary and realistic, using merino ...

Chopit Creations

Chopit Creations

Hessay York, North Yorkshire

Chopit creations is a home based workshop based in the parish village of Hessay , York, ...

Ecowraps

Ecowraps

York, North Yorkshire

We are a new start up business producing beeswax wraps, to be used in the kitchen in ...

Quercki Design

Quercki Design

York, North Yorkshire

We make all kinds of articles from eco-friendly cork leather, also known as cork fabric. ...

Modern calligraphy prints

Modern calligraphy prints

York, North Yorkshire

I started my business, Tracys Calligraphy, in 2019, when I came across other people creating ...

Sensories

Sensories

Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Hand made in North Yorkshire wax melts, candles, room sprays, simmering granules, wax ...

Camber and Kernz Jewellery

Camber and Kernz Jewellery

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

I wake up every day, thankful for being able to bring joy into people’s lives, a strong ...

Prim and Proper By Maxi

Prim and Proper By Maxi

York, North Yorkshire

I am a small rural business based in a very small York village. I have loved making candles ...

ResinTree

ResinTree

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

I make handmade jewellery by taking natural elements and setting them in resin. Each ...

Catherine

Catherine

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

If you are looking for a unique gift, then every one of my items will fit the bill perfectly. ...

Julie Amanda Nature to your Home

Julie Amanda Nature to your Home

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

My story is a deep love of the Outdoors and a real passion for Nature, a desire to experience ...

Saana Cushions

Saana Cushions

Saltburn, North Yorkshire

Introducing Saana Cushions, a small rural business based on the edge of the North York ...

Martin Barrass

Martin Barrass

York, North Yorkshire

Pressing wild and garden flowers, leaves and ferns. I use clip frame as well as traditional ...

idunnandskadi

idunnandskadi

Hambleton, North Yorkshire

If you’re looking for a Jackelope, or a mouse riding a bicycle you’ve come to the wrong ...

Vegan Mummi Skincare

Vegan Mummi Skincare

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Freshly made, cruelty-free, natural Discover our multi award-winning range of skincare ...

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 ...

The Tuxedo Cat Home Fragrances

The Tuxedo Cat Home Fragrances

South otterington, North Yorkshire

I started back in 2015 making candled, since then Ive grown my fragrance range. Although ...

Hannah Marshall Interiors

Hannah Marshall Interiors

Saltburn By the Sea, North Yorkshire

The business of Hannah Marshall Interiors involves bespoke modern upholstery service ...

krazyphils

krazyphils

York, North Yorkshire

When I say to people I like to do Art, they sometimes say say what sort of Art do you ...

Beachfront Jewellery

Beachfront Jewellery

Redcar, North Yorkshire

My name is Karen. I design and make silver and seaglass jewellery. I am based in North ...

Shea Sassy

Shea Sassy

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Here at Shea Sassy, we believe that natural ingredients known for their healing and restorative ...

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 ...

Chic and Unique Crafts

Chic and Unique Crafts

Yarm, North Yorkshire

I constantly try new crafts, for many years made and successfully sold jewellery. I am ...

Nickys wax melts

Nickys wax melts

York, North Yorkshire

Nicky’s wax melts was established in 2020! I make highly scented wax melts, Reed diffusers ...

Deliciously Soulful Wax Melts

Deliciously Soulful Wax Melts

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Deliciously Soulful . I live in Whitby North Yorkshire home of all things Dracula! My ...

LizzieSky Hall Art

LizzieSky Hall Art

SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire

I am Lizzie Hall of Sky Hall Art. I have a studio at The Old Parcels Office Arts space ...

Lindsey Zarif

Lindsey Zarif

NORTHALLERTON, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire born and raised, and now based after 2 stints in Africa both North and ...

Carol Robertson Scents

Carol Robertson Scents

Settle, North Yorkshire

I have run a successful luxury holiday let business in Yorkshire for many years and I ...

Staylor Art

Staylor Art

York, North Yorkshire

Hi! My name is Sonia, I’m an artist specialising in prints of my watercolours and acrylics, ...

Tatjana Kozlovska 25

Tatjana Kozlovska 25

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

I started making clay-based pottery six years ago by self-taught. I everything do by ...

Ticking Clocks

Ticking Clocks

York, North Yorkshire

I make soy wax candles blended with essential and sometimes fragrance oils that are hand-poured ...

Bespoke wooden features

Bespoke wooden features

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

We provide bespoke wood surrounds coloured with resins for agas and ranges, fireplaces ...

Hot Butter Yarns

Hot Butter Yarns

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Hand dyed locally sourced BFL and Masham yarn. Simple and stylish designs for both accessories ...

Supporting the NHS

Supporting the NHS

Village, North Yorkshire

Dear Crafters and Makers, I feel sure many of you are already giving your time and services ...

Which Shea Sassy soap is best for your skin type

Which Shea Sassy soap is best for your skin type

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Which Shea Sassy Soap is Best for Your Skin Type? We use soap in our everyday lives, ...

Commission

Commission

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

I have just completed this commission of a British Alpine goat, replicated from photos, ...

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 ...

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. ...

Fairs

Fairs

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

Really looking forward to going to Crafting Live, Doncaster, next Saturday, Ive been ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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.