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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.

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Dippy Craft Fair

Dippy Craft Fair

Feathers Hotel, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 20 October 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Jennyd Crafts and Gift Fairs

Jennyd Crafts and Gift Fairs

Northallerton Town Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 27 October 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 27 October 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift  Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 November 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 November 2018 (2 day event)

Dippy Giant Craft Fair

Dippy Giant Craft Fair

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 November 2018 (2 day event)

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 November 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 November 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 November 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 17 November 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 17 November 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 24 November 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 24 November 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Jennyd Crafts and Gift Fairs

Jennyd Crafts and Gift Fairs

Northallerton Town Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift Fair

Stokesley Town Hall Craft and Gift  Fair

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 1 December 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 1 December 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 1 December 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 8 December 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 8 December 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall Craft Collectors and Gift Fair

Skipton Town Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

York The Belfrey Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 15 December 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 15 December 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 16 December 2018

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 22 December 2018 (2 day event)

York Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Stonegate House

York  Christmas Craft and Gift Fair  Stonegate House

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 23 December 2018

York Stonegate House Viking Festival Craft and Gift Fair

York  Stonegate House  Viking Festival Craft and Gift Fair

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 23 February 2019 (2 day event)

York The Belfrey Viking Festival Craft and Gift Fair

York  The Belfrey  Viking Festival Craft and Gift Fair

The Belfrey Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 23 February 2019

York Stonegate House Viking Festival Craft and Gift Fair

York  Stonegate House  Viking Festival Craft and Gift Fair

Stonegate House, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 24 February 2019 (2 day event)

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 ...

Little Blossoms Toy Box

Little Blossoms Toy Box

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Welcome to Little Blossoms Toy Box! We offer unique, custom made, hand painted childrens furniture and accessories including personalised ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lou Gilmore George Artist

Lou Gilmore George Artist

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Lou is an artist and designer maker with a passion for metal, textiles and upcycling. Her work is passionate and unique. ’As an artist ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Snazzy Snaps

Snazzy Snaps

Skipton, North Yorkshire

We offer our Chameleon range of jewellery and matching fashion accessories which accept an infinite choice of interchangeable faces to ...

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. ...

Hannah Knapton

Hannah Knapton

Malton, North Yorkshire

Hannah Knapton designs, makes and sells beautiful textiles for home furnishings. Inspired by nature and pattern, designs feature a painterly ...

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 ...

Yorkshire Event Centre

Yorkshire Event Centre

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Event Centre is Harrogates premier event venue, boasting a wide range of options to create the perfect event space. We regularly ...

The Fanciful Soul

The Fanciful Soul

York, North Yorkshire

The Fanciful Soul is a small handmade jewellery business based in York. My pieces are suitable for everyday wear and are affordable. I ...

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 ...

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, ...

Bubbles

Bubbles

York, North Yorkshire

All my products are handmade with natural fruits, flowers, oils, spices, vegetables, Shea butter, and olive oil from Spain. My products ...

Christine Shaw Textiles

Christine Shaw Textiles

Malton, North Yorkshire

Colour and texture form the basis of my work and many items show an historical influence. Bags, when available, generally rely on medieval ...

Fat Goosey

Fat Goosey

York, North Yorkshire

Hi Im Deb and FatGoosey is my exciting new business. For a few years now Ive been sewing teddies, rabbits, cushions etc. and selling them ...

Full Spectrum Images

Full Spectrum Images

Marske by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Welcome to Full Spectrum Images. With a combined 60 years of professional photographic careers, Cass and Trevor have teamed up to bring ...

Emma Spick

Emma Spick

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Most of the things I make are crafted from wool and include felted pictures, greetings cards or needle-felted animals. Wherever possible, ...

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 ...

hellomand welcome to my blog

hellomand welcome to my blog

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Im a Jewellery designer and maker whos been around for a while so to speak. Recently self employed, I am putting more emphasis and time ...


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 Moore

(Born 1841 in York in North Yorkshire), Painting

Albert Moore, British artist, was known for his paintings of female figures with classical settings.

Frederic Leighton, Sir

(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.