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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.

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 ...

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Whitlock Wooden Designs

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 ...

Amelia Hemmings Printmaker

Amelia Hemmings Printmaker

Brackley, Northamptonshire

I am a printmaker and I also teach Art and printmaking at a school. My method is carving into a Lino block using my very sharp Pfeil ...

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. ...

Unique by Kelvin Turner

Unique by Kelvin Turner

Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire

Unique wooden items ranging from hiking poles, candle holders, bird boxes, bird feeding tables and Lichtenberg factal wood burn artwork, ...

Querkyzuerky

Querkyzuerky

Brackley, Northamptonshire

Querkyzuerky - Hand embroidered goldwork on silk - this technique uses a mixture of threads and wires and was historically used for church ...

Karans Kreations Ashes Jewellery

Karans Kreations Ashes Jewellery

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Karans Kreations was set up in memory of my daughter who sadly passed away, very unexpectedly at the age of 39. Karans Kreations offers ...

etui coterie

etui coterie

Kettering, Northamptonshire

We are .... Crafts women who are passionate about having the right tools for the job. This has led us into making essentials for crafting ...

IDS Renovation and home solutions

IDS Renovation and home solutions

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Passionate about human relationship and also manual work and other building work, Ingrid and Dawid choose to put to the benefit of others ...

Scribblerman ART

Scribblerman ART

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

unique Drawings and paintings using black pen (micro) as main utensil all subject matter considered and commisions welcome, none of my ...

Twinkles Hand Made

Twinkles Hand Made

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Twinkles Hand made is a sole trader craft stall, selling hand made Sterling silver jewellery, gifts, cards, home decor and lighting. ...

Poppy Petals

Poppy Petals

Daventry, Northamptonshire

I design and make pure silk lingerie and wedding accessories. All my items are made from the finest fabrics and exquisite French lace. ...

Bags123

Bags123

Raunds, Northamptonshire

My bags are made from tweeds, wool leather and cotton almost anything really. They are all made from new materials and come in various ...

Ems Button Crafts

Ems Button Crafts

Rushden, Northamptonshire

I make items using buttons, I use buttons to decorate items and have a huge variety of buttons including different shapes and sizes and ...

Handmade crafts

Handmade crafts

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Onwood Art is a company created by 2 friends who design and make arts and crafts from wood such as lamps, cards and earrings.

Vintage Displays

Vintage Displays

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Clock, Radio camera and other old machinery parts brought together with chosen wood and acrylic surrounds enhanced with LED light to create ...

Jackie

Jackie

Brackley, Northamptonshire

I make a wide variety of Christmas decorations, decorated led trees, pictures with lights, freestanding decorated signs, characters in ...

Anca raiciu

Anca raiciu

Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

Natural handmade soaps are well, natural. They are made using a variety of natural sources, including organic ingredients. A natural soap ...

Tirastan

Tirastan

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Amongst my jewellery I try and use a range of techniques from wire wrapping, Macrme to seed beads. I try and use genuine gemstones and ...

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, ...

Spencer Sewing Service

Spencer Sewing Service

Charwelton, Northamptonshire

I love working with vintage William Morris, Sanderson and Liberty prints mostly. I also do hairbands, scrunchies and small gift items. ...

MTR Creative

MTR Creative

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 ...

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. ...

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Ringstead, Northamptonshire

Places are filling up but tables are still available. We are actively looking for someone to provide a tea and cakes stall so if you are ...

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Craft Fair at Uppingham Town Hall Sunday Nov 10

Ringstead, Northamptonshire

Still places available for this years craft fair (November 2019) so contact us for more details! Apologies for the late notice but the ...


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.