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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, 11 July 2020 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 18 July 2020 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 1 August 2020 (2 day event)

Yorkshire Craft Fair

Yorkshire Craft Fair

St Sampsons Centre, York, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 8 August 2020 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 15 August 2020 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 29 August 2020 (3 day event)

Yorkshire Craft Fair

Yorkshire Craft Fair

St Sampsons Centre, York, York, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 5 September 2020 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 12 September 2020 (2 day event)

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 19 September 2020 (2 day event)

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Filey Evron Centre, Filey, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Wensleydale Craft Fair

Wensleydale Craft Fair

The Market House, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 October 2020 (2 day event)

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Leisure Centre, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 October 2020 (2 day event)

Craft and gift fair

Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Craft and gift fair

Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 18 October 2020

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, 24 October 2020

Craft and gift fair

Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market - Halloween 2020

Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market - Halloween 2020

Whitby Brunswick Centre, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Friday, 30 October 2020 (3 day event)

Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market - Halloween 2020

Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market - Halloween 2020

Whitby Leisure Centre, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Friday, 30 October 2020 (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, 31 October 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Saturday, 31 October 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 1 November 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Saturday, 7 November 2020

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 November 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 8 November 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Saturday, 14 November 2020

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 November 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 15 November 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Sunday, 15 November 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Saturday, 21 November 2020

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 November 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 22 November 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Sunday, 22 November 2020

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, 28 November 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 29 November 2020

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, 5 December 2020

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair

Whitby Leisure Centre, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Saturday, 5 December 2020 (2 day event)

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 6 December 2020

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, 12 December 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 13 December 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Sunday, 13 December 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Saturday, 19 December 2020

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

York Xmas Craft and Gift Fair - St Sampsons Centre

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

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Christmas in York - Craft and gift fair

Spark York CIC, York, North Yorkshire

Sunday, 20 December 2020

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 ...

Bisdale Bows

Bisdale Bows

Village, North Yorkshire

Bilsdale Bows is a traditional cottage industry business run from home in the beautiful rural landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. It is owned ...

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, ...

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, ...

Modern calligraphy prints

Modern calligraphy prints

York, North Yorkshire

I started my business, Tracys Calligraphy, in 2019, when I came across other people creating wedding calligraphy businesses and it just ...

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 ...

ResinTree

ResinTree

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

I make handmade jewellery by taking natural elements and setting them in resin. Each item is unique and no to items are the same. Most ...

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 ...

Saana Cushions

Saana Cushions

Saltburn, North Yorkshire

Introducing Saana Cushions, a small rural business based on the edge of the North York Moors. I specialise in unusual handmade to order ...

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 ...

idunnandskadi

idunnandskadi

Hambleton, North Yorkshire

If you’re looking for a Jackelope, or a mouse riding a bicycle you’ve come to the wrong place. Here at iđunn+skađi we take gifts from ...

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 ...

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 amazing places, discover brilliant wildlife ...

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 ...

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 do? Well I lke to do things that please me , excite ...

Beachfront Jewellery

Beachfront Jewellery

Redcar, North Yorkshire

My name is Karen. I design and make silver and seaglass jewellery. I am based in North Yorkshire by the coast and collect the seaglass ...

Shea Sassy

Shea Sassy

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Here at Shea Sassy, we believe that natural ingredients known for their healing and restorative qualities are the foundation to healthy ...

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 ...

Bespoke wooden features

Bespoke wooden features

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

We provide bespoke wood surrounds coloured with resins for agas and ranges, fireplaces and other wooden surrounds, tables and cabinet kitchen ...

HotButterYarns

HotButterYarns

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Hand dyed locally sourced BFL and Masham yarn. Simple and stylish designs for both accessories and garment and these are available in kit ...

Thenoprobllamacompany

Thenoprobllamacompany

York, North Yorkshire

This business is wax melting. Heading Into doing soaps and bath bombs. As a new business I have just started making wax melts, I am looking ...

Black Dog Art Photography

Black Dog Art Photography

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Tim Dobson, aged 61, retired school teacher. Now producing landscape art and photography. Exhibits in the NE of England and also the highlands ...

SL Arts

SL Arts

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

A new crafting venture as a result of exploring crafts promoting mental wellbeing, sometimes within groups

Spital Leisure

Spital Leisure

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Spital Leisure shopping village is set in a wonderful indoor Dickensian themed setting offering visitors a taste of a bygone era. Our ...

Sunbird Creations

Sunbird Creations

Richmond, North Yorkshire

I design and make small handcrafted items in silver, brass, and copper such as silver beads, trinket boxes, napkin rings, brooches, hairpins ...

Pretty Vintage

Pretty Vintage

Goole, North Yorkshire

Lovingly restoring old vintage accessories and gifts and offering some new vintage style gifts and accessories too. I like to bring old ...

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 my own hands or use pottery wheel. I make myself specially ...

Studfold Art Of Science

Studfold Art Of Science

Settle, North Yorkshire

I create mixed media jewellery, taking my inspiration from the colours and patterns of the Yorkshire Dales. I use both cold and glass enamel ...

Sam Pillar

Sam Pillar

Ripon, North Yorkshire

I am an apprentice joiner, currently studying my 3rd year of the course. In that time I have developed an interest in making wooden gifts ...

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 to helping the NHS at this time. There have ...

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, from our favourite shower gels and shampoos, to convenient ...

Commission

Commission

Easingwold, North Yorkshire

I have just completed this commission of a British Alpine goat, replicated from photos, She is approximately 9 inches high, her hooves ...

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 ...


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.