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Arts and crafts in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire (including Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 691,000 and covers approximately 236,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire.

County flag of NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire has its main council offices in the county town of Northampton, which during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a world leader in the production of shoes and other leather goods. This heritage is reflected in the large collection of historic footwear from around the world to be found in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, which also houses collections of paintings, ceramics, glass and other artefacts of local historical interest. Lamport Hall is a Grade One listed building, with finely decorated and furnished interiors and is set among picturesque gardens. It has served as a venue for a range of events, including arts and crafts fairs, exhibitions and workshops. Performing arts venues in Northamptonshire include the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton and The Castle in Wellingborough.

Located in Northampton, 78 Derngate was built during the early 19th century and during the early 20th century the interiors were remodelled by the designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is the only house in England that Mackintosh was commissioned to design and the property was restored during the early 21st century. There is also a gallery where visitors can purchase contemporary arts and crafts, as well as a calendar of events and exhibitions. Canons Ashby House is a National Trust property and dates back to the 16th century. Inside the house there are impressive Elizabethan wall paintings and fine plasterwork, whilst outside visitors can stroll through the grounds, appreciating the great variety of plants. Other places you might like to visit in Northamptonshire include Althorp House, Cottesbrooke Hall, Wellingborough Museum, Rushton Triangular Lodge, Towcester Museum, Stanwick Lakes, the partly ruined Kirby Hall near Corby and Daventry Country Park.

deosk

deosk

Barnwell, Northamptonshire

Loving what I do! Hello, welcome to deosk. I started selling 2 years ago. My first craft ...

Pet Portraits By Jacqueline

Pet Portraits By Jacqueline

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hi, my name is Jacqueline and I am the owner of Pet Portraits By Jacqueline. I create ...

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hi, my name is John and I started woodworking in 2000. I make handmade fountain pens ...

Drk Creations

Drk Creations

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I have always been passionate about sewing my mum taught me from a young age how to ...

T E Bakes

T E Bakes

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Mummy of 2 and have set up a new cake and bake business. Gluten free and vegan options ...

The Moon Up Above

The Moon Up Above

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Sculpted Narrative Jewellery designed and created by Nadine based on the natural world. ...

Little Cloudy

Little Cloudy

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Handmade Childrens busy books, featuring activities and finger puppets, interactive characters ...

LK Creative

LK Creative

Sutton In Ashfield, Northamptonshire

We’re a sister duo from Derbyshire making handmade gifts. We provide items such as wax ...

Darcha Creates

Darcha Creates

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Dedicated to creating unique and high-quality products using Jesmonite and Resin. Our ...

N K Rural CRAFTS

Exhibitor

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Enhance your home and garden with our bespoke, and enchanting, suncatchers and windchimes ...

Cazz Decorative Arts

Cazz Decorative Arts

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I have been creating art and craft for many years, I have two styles of work, printmaking ...

Flicks Crafts

Flicks Crafts

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hand made and painted, folk art wall plaques on laminated pine. Plaques can be personalised, ...

Twinkles Hand Made

Twinkles Hand Made

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Twinkles Hand made is a sole trader craft stall, selling hand made Sterling silver jewellery, ...

etui coterie

etui coterie

Kettering, Northamptonshire

We are .... Crafts women who are passionate about having the right tools for the job. ...

Aspen Arora Manifest your aura

Aspen Arora Manifest your aura

Great Billing, Northamptonshire

The Magic Mala experience is Aspen’s primary offering combining her gifts and education ...

michaelas gifts

michaelas gifts

Desborough, Northamptonshire

we have just started up our new venture and are trying to promote it by doing christmas ...

Crofts Crafts

Crofts Crafts

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

My name is Bev and the owner of Crofts Crafts. Polymer clay has been a hobby of mine ...

Studio Paige Art

Studio Paige Art

Daventry, Northamptonshire

My name is Chris Paige, and I am an amateur artist based in Daventry. I grew up in ...

Charlotte Ashman

Charlotte Ashman

Astcote, Northamptonshire

I make linocut prints inspired by the architecture, people and countryside in and around ...

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hi my name is Michelle walker i run a business called shelbys apparel i print adults ...

Kathryn Jenkins Art

Kathryn Jenkins Art

Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire

My name is Kathryn Jenkins and I am a regular streamer of artwork on Twitch. I am a horror ...

Vintage Displays

Vintage Displays

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Clock, Radio camera and other old machinery parts brought together with chosen wood and ...

Charles Taylors Workshop

Charles Taylors Workshop

Kettering, Northamptonshire

I hand make and finish bird, insect and animal houses, plus wooden gifts for the home ...

Badgers Sett

Exhibitor

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

Refurbish Rattan furniture,particularly Bergere suits. Supplying DIY kits with help line. ...


Frank Cadogan Cowpe

(Born 1877 in Wicken in Northamptonshire), Painting

Frank Cowper, British artist, was known for paintings of historic and literary scenes.

Christopher Whitworth Whall

(Born 1849 in Thurning in Northamptonshire), Stained glass

Whall was an independent stained glass designer and maker. He also ran courses at the Central Schools of Arts and Craft plus the Royal College of Art.