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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.

Food festival family fun day

Food festival family fun day

The Obelisk Centre Northampton, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Saturday, 18 August 2018

The Obelisk Centre annual Christmas Fete free event

The Obelisk Centre annual Christmas Fete free event

The Obelisk Centre Northampton, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Owl Studios

Owl Studios

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I am a freelance artist working in pottery, painting and relief printing in my studio in Northampton. A retired theatrical production manager ...

Northamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen

Northamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen has been in existence since 1990, with a membership of around 30 craftsmen and women, making ...

Maiden Leathercraft

Maiden Leathercraft

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Who are Maiden Leathercraft? We are a small leather workshop in Northampton handcrafting leather items, we pride ourselves on our quality ...

Alison Branston Design

Alison Branston Design

Oundle, Northamptonshire

Prints and cards of my acrylic canvases for sale. Bespoke commissions taken for artwork, murals and portraits. Pencil portraits are produced ...

sandys secrets jewellery

sandys secrets jewellery

Rushden, Northamptonshire

I make semiprecious handmade jewellery this includes wedding jewellery. Chain Maille jewellery, Earings, Bracellets I also do repairs. ...

WhitlockWoodenDesignsCom

WhitlockWoodenDesignsCom

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hi, my name is John and I started woodworking in 2000. I make handmade fountain pens and wooden ballpoint pens made with exotic and temperate ...

Daisy Eliza Designs

Daisy Eliza Designs

Kettering, Northamptonshire

I crochet and knit a range of adult and baby accessories - hats, scarves, gloves, blankets I also create felt embroidery hoop pictures ...

The Gift Girls

The Gift Girls

Daventry, Northamptonshire

The Gift Girls provide a range of products from handmade items such as, soya wax candles, bathbombs, fudge, hand painted glasses, glitter ...

Soulbox

Soulbox

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

I make Rosarys and Rosary bracelets using a couple of different methods. I do sometimes make ordinary bracelets on request, or bracelets ...

Sandys secrets made semi precious hand made jewellery

Sandys secrets made semi precious hand made jewellery

rushden, Northamptonshire

Hand made semi precious wedding projects undertaken tiaras and all items related to weddings. I also make rings, wire necklaces, earings,pendants, ...

Richhearts

Richhearts

Northampton, Northamptonshire

We produce leather Bags as well as leather accessories here in the UK. Everything we create includes 100% full grain leather. We would ...

MaXimum Occasions

MaXimum Occasions

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I make handmade cards for any occasion. They can be as bespoke as you like, you can design if desired or I can take it all out of your ...

Aggi Tate

Aggi Tate

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Blushingly beautiful unique hand crafted, felt scarves, wraps, bags and accessories. Felt making is steeped in history and feels like ...

She Paints Seaglass

She Paints Seaglass

Corby, Northamptonshire

I am a miniature artist painting sea glass which I craft into hand painted, wire wrapped and beaded Christmas tree decorations. I also ...

Charles Taylors Workshop

Charles Taylors Workshop

Kettering, Northamptonshire

I hand make and finish bird, insect and animal houses, plus wooden gifts for the home and garden. Gifts include window boxes, bird tables, ...

Mrs Puddifoots

Mrs Puddifoots

Kettering, Northamptonshire

A magical mix of crafted items usually relating to Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and other fantasy Film and TV productions. We have hand ...

Wilson and Co Photography

Wilson and Co Photography

Irchester, Northamptonshire

With a documentary aesthetic I cover a range of life events such as weddings, engagements, location/environmental portaiture and have recently ...

MTRCreative

MTRCreative

Kettering, Northamptonshire

My exhibitor business is not quite ready yet as I am also studying web design so I can have my own web page hopefully up and running by ...

Pauline Pinney

Pauline Pinney

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Hand made greeting cards, hand knitted hats, scarfs and handbags. Various small gift cushions and hand crafted gift boxes.

Enlighten Love

Enlighten Love

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Our product range consists of a variety of printed designs, most of which can be personalised with unique names, dates, etc. making each ...

Maisie Spence

Maisie Spence

Corby, Northamptonshire

I make ladies/girls bags/rucksacks/toiletries and cosmetics. I design and make everything myself using a wide variety of high quality ...

Round the bend

Round the bend

Towcester, Northamptonshire

I source Silver plated cutlery, knives, forks, spoons, sugar tongs and fish knives and bend them into beautiful bracelets, rings and scarf ...

Pink House

Pink House

Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Pink House is based in rural East Northamptonshire, we design and make vibrant contemporary textile gifts using a range of fibres including ...

JACKIE

JACKIE

Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire

Just starting to do craft fairs.

Janis Allyn Jewellery

Janis Allyn Jewellery

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I make and design a wide range of Swarovski jewellery in different styles to suite everyone. I keep up with seasonal colour trends and ...

Badgers Sett

Badgers Sett

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

Refurbish Rattan furniture,particularly Bergere suits. Supplying DIY kits with help line. Refurbishing chair seats in rush, sea grass. ...

Nanette Tetley

Nanette Tetley

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Hand Made Greeting Cards All Cards are Hand Made by Nanette

Deezkatz Designs

Deezkatz Designs

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Handmade Wedding Stationery and Accessories. New baby clothing gift bouquets and handmade birth announcements Cards for all occasions and ...

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Well this is a funny old business at times, after me talking about the poor trading last weekend, this evening l took a large order for ...

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Well the weekend came and went, Saturdays trading was cancelled due to adverse weather (leather and rain are not good bed fellows), Sunday ...

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Yes l am working on a Saturday afternoon, after a lazy morning. I am cutting out the credit card pockets and internal components for leather ...

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

I have been very busy today, hence writing my blog late in the day, where shall we start. most of the day l have been working at Churchs ...

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Tales from the Leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

The sun is out here in Northampton and l have been busy booking craft fair pitches and working on the materials for the one day classes ...

Tales from the leather mans bench

Tales from the leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Well i did not finish all the belts yesterday, but l have got them cut out and one end skived ready to fit the roller buckles (skiving ...

Tales from the leather mans bench

Tales from the leather mans bench

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Well what have we got today? I have some motorcycle fork gaiters to make and carve for a customer as well a a hair wrap for the same ...


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.