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Arts and crafts in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire (including Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham and Rushcliffe ) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 997,000 and covers approximately 244,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire.

County flag of NottinghamshireNottinghamshire is famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood, which helps to attract many tourists each year to locations such as Sherwood Forest. Nottingham is the county town and the cities attractions include Nottingham Castle Museum, which was built during the 17th century on the site of the earlier Medieval castle. It hosts a range of cultural events and along with artefacts from local history, displays collections of clothing, British and European paintings, glass, ceramics and silver. The Harley Gallery in Worksop houses a collection of artworks from previous centuries, as well as hosting events and exhibitions of work created by contemporary artists and craft makers. Performing arts venues in Nottinghamshire include the Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham and the Lakeside Arts Centre, which has also hosted arts and crafts exhibitions and workshops.

Set among hundreds of acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built during the sixteenth century. It is also the location for the Nottingham Natural History Museum, the cities Industrial Museum and the Yard Gallery, where art exhibitions are held. Visitors to the Framework Knitters Museum can see cottages and workshops which have been restored to show how textile workers would have lived and worked during previous centuries. There are demonstrations of Victorian knitting machinery and a collection of knitted items on show. Other attractions in Nottinghamshire include Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, Upton Hall, which has a collection of antique clocks and watches, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, the ruins of Newark Castle, Southwell Minster and the Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Beeston Craft and Gift fair

Beeston Craft and Gift fair

Beeston Square, Beeston Square, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Thursday, 21 June 2018 (3 day event)

Beeston Craft and Gift fair

Beeston Craft and Gift fair

Beeston Square, Beeston Square, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Thursday, 26 July 2018 (3 day event)

Nottingham Riverside Festival

Nottingham Riverside Festival

Riverside Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Friday, 3 August 2018 (3 day event)

Food and Craft Fair

Food and Craft Fair

BHI Upton Hall, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson

Newark, Nottinghamshire

I look at the surface of each material to see how I can use the weathering, texture and grain to create an image. I interpret Turners ...

Pic n Mix

Pic n Mix

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

hand made/ painted unique cards and gifts for loved ones. New additions are a selection of bags and decorative items made of hessian and ...

SoapStarz

SoapStarz

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I handmake my own beautiful artisan soaps .they are all my own designs that look and smell beautiful .Many of them evoke memories of the ...

Alec Padley

Alec Padley

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

The Pens and Pencils I make from a variety of woods exotic and native also in acrylics, corian each one is a work of art as not two are ...

CranBeatha Jewellery

CranBeatha Jewellery

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

CranBeatha comes from the gaelic/celtic for Tree of Life. The tree of life symbolises many things and for me it encompasses nature, growth ...

Sew Elite

Sew Elite

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

I make a wide variety of bags, satchels, backpacks, messenger and totes. Also rope handled beach bags, internal hex frame bags, baby changing ...

TwitTaWoo

TwitTaWoo

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Here at Twit-Ta-Woo we believe your home is your castle and therefore you should have access to quality home decor at great prices and ...

Silvana Robinson Artist

Silvana Robinson Artist

Barnstone, Nottinghamshire

I am an artist living in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir and am extremely passionate about my art. Wherever possible I try to reuse my photographs ...

Angies Exclusives

Angies Exclusives

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

Using non-traditional looping knit techniques, Angies Exclusives have created a range of Unisex Scarves, Shawls and Ponchos that are luxurious ...

Love2Sparkle

Love2Sparkle

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Specialising in handmade hair accessories for that special day or just for everyday because life is too short to have boring hair! I enjoy ...

Bertie Sweedlepipe Bears

Bertie Sweedlepipe Bears

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Collectable hand made one of a kind teddy bears and soft sculpture whimsical type creatures, Created from mohair or faux fur , many with ...

Karenwake

Karenwake

Bestwood village, Nottinghamshire

Hello My name is Karen I have just started my Embroidery Business, working from home, I make or purchase items to sell that I have personalised ...

shapeandshade photography

shapeandshade photography

Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire

A lifelong, Derbyshire based, specialist photographer producing high quality Limited Edition fine art photography prints. My work encompasses ...

Waney Grain Planches de bois

Waney Grain Planches de bois

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Waney Grain - Planches de Bois are handcrafted wooden serving boards, plinths and table centres, using rip-cut [down the grain] or cross ...

Lyndon Lodge and French

Lyndon Lodge and French

Awsworth, Nottinghamshire

I source retro style fabrics to make soft furnishings, bunting and useful household items. I create sewing kits for children and adults ...

the cardboard boutique

the cardboard boutique

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Making beautifull reclaimed and recycled lighting from repurposed materials, such as cardboard and corex.

The cardboard boutique

The cardboard boutique

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I make a range of repurposed lighting using cardboard and corex, I wish to make beautiful lighting from common materials which are environmentally ...

Handsewn By Elizabeth

Handsewn By Elizabeth

Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Handsewn By Elizabeth - I love using fabric to create a wide choice of beautiful, and useful, items. My range includes make up bags, sponge ...

Many Nice Things

Many Nice Things

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

My products are hand stained/painted glass items such as T lights, drinks glasses, vases and picture frames with more items in the pipeline. ...

Amy Bailey Design

Amy Bailey Design

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I design and create beautiful premium wedding stationery and other stationery goods such as - Invitations, on the day wedding stationery, ...

Sculpture by design

Sculpture by design

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

As a school teacher paper mache is something I use a lot and love using it to mould and create things. I started making figures with my ...

Sew Humble Crafts

Sew Humble Crafts

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Sew Humble Crafts is a range of unique craft kits and gifts that can be personalised. Each kit contains the tools, materials and instructions ...

The Olive Tree Soap Company

The Olive Tree Soap Company

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Welcome to The Olive Tree Soap Company, Our ethos is simple to provide chemically free skin loving soaps, using the finest ingredients ...

Wilson Family Images Landscape Photography Prints

Wilson Family Images Landscape Photography Prints

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

As an avid fan of the Peak District and surrounding areas, I spend many hours taking photographs and produce prints of the beautiful landscapes ...

Meyghen

Meyghen

Lambley, Nottinghamshire

Meyghen is best known for our multi-award winning hand drawn digital art, illustrations, drawings, paintings and custom artwork. Whether ...

Becjoy Glass

Becjoy Glass

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I make beautiful handcrafted, unique kiln formed glass for people to enjoy. I make a variety of pieces with my most popular line being ...

Vintage Cow Handmades

Vintage Cow Handmades

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Hi my name is Tracey Kirk and I am new to creating a craft business. I am working towards developing a range and do enjoy working with ...

Sheridanwood

Sheridanwood

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I use the skills and techniques of Fine Woodwork to create my furniture and gifts. This focuses on skilled use of beautiful hand tools ...

Kids In Cartoons

Kids In Cartoons

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire

Using a photograph of your child we edit/crop and incorporate it into a full length animated cartoon DVD where they become the star of ...

Beautifully Bridal

Beautifully Bridal

Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Bespoke bridal jewellery and accessories, hand crafted for you. My selection includes bridal tiaras, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, fascinators ...

Creative Fusion

Creative Fusion

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

We make a collection of hama and perler bead jewellery hair clips wall art box frames and many more. What started as a hobby has become ...

Print and Ink

Print and Ink

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Print and Ink, is a business created from a passion for printmaking. I am inspired by natural form, Art Nouveau and Neo-Classical tattoo ...

Kaos Creations Embroidery

Kaos Creations Embroidery

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

I make a range of kitsch embroidered items from Aprons, scatter cushions to hoodies and bags . Not your usual embroidery company Ive ...

ALL THAT GLISTENS

ALL THAT GLISTENS

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

I love craft making, if I could make a living out of it, I would create morning to night, when any of the pieces are finished, they surprise ...

kathryn stokes Alekat Designs

kathryn stokes Alekat Designs

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

99.9 fine silver jewellery.Handmade by myself From precious metal clay.I use gemstones in my work and 24ct gold plating.PMC is a organic ...

Pet Fit Designs

Pet Fit Designs

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

We are a small family business based in Nottingham. Our mission is to provide our cat and kitten furniture to everyone living in the United ...

First official Craft Fair

First official Craft Fair

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

Was quite interesting meeting other talented crafters , didnt make any sale but hoping for a better day tomorrow. This Craft Fair was in ...

ATTENSION ALL CRAFTERS and ORGANISERS

ATTENSION ALL CRAFTERS and ORGANISERS

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Today been told by an organiser of Craft Fairs in Lincoln that new charges been imposed on them for each event, 10 per Stallholder per ...

Scalf with UNION JACK FLAG.

Scalf with UNION JACK FLAG.

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

Doing Scarves with different colours

Felling Excited

Felling Excited

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

Saturday November 26th 2016 is fast approaching its the launch off Angies Exclusives , my hand crafted unconventional knitted SHAWLS and ...

Preparing upcoming event

Preparing upcoming event

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

November 26th 2016 date for my promotion of my scarves and shawls getting so excited, my fibromyalgia playing up but life goes on. Made ...

planningevent

planningevent

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

Working on some exciting design as I stated before craft is untraditional wool craft. Planning an event in November where people can com ...

Angies Exclusives

Angies Exclusives

Aspley, Nottinghamshire

My craft is one which you will not find on any website, it is something which I learned as a child but not on this scale. The tools which ...

Christmas

Christmas

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Still 3 months away but ive been so busy getting ready for the festive season and the christmas craft fairs. Its such an exciting time ...

Kids personalised bags

Kids personalised bags

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Just started making canvas bags for children. I love the requests im getting, and each bag is unique. Although i post out orders i love ...

Seaside Weekend

Seaside Weekend

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

This weekend 23rd 24th July is time for outdoor events Saturday we will be at Sutton on Sea Beach Hut Festival, Sunday in Skegness Tower ...

Lincolnshire Craft Fairs 2016

Lincolnshire Craft Fairs 2016

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

I do a few Craft Fairs at the Assembly Rooms on Bailgate, This Saturday 21st May I am just down the road at Westgate Academy with My Pens ...

Great days trading

Great days trading

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Had a really great....but slightly cold....day at east midlands designer outlet centre yestersay. It was lovely to meet some new fellow ...

Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley Horse Trials

Barnstone, Nottinghamshire

I have recently returned from a great few days at Burghley horse trials where I exhibited my paintings. I also sold prints of the paintings ...

Cost of making Pens

Cost of making Pens

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

cost of making a pen comes down to time spent in workshop hard to put a price on it so labour of Love cost of metal parts are always on ...

Arrow Farm Shop Craft Fair 2016

Arrow Farm Shop Craft Fair 2016

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

11th - 12th June Ap-pens will be attending Arrow farm Shop Craft fair Worksop on the A 619 between worksop and M1 j30 its my first fair ...

Arrow farm shop fair

Arrow farm shop fair

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Next Craft Fair 30-31 May 2015

Hand Stained glass windows

Hand Stained glass windows

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Hello Dear All I have been kept busy of late with a new use of my hand staining on to glass. A friend of ours,in Sheffield, needed to ...

Making Progress

Making Progress

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Well, Ive been on here a little while now but I am a little bit of a technophobe so please bear with me while I get to grips with blogging. ...

events update

events update

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

weather not great this week on the east coast, its going to be better this weekend so they say on forecast 31st May I will be at Arrow ...

wood or acrylic

wood or acrylic

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Ive been making pens over two years now and going to as many fairs i can so seeing which pen sells the most wood or acrylic. well its about ...

Ruths ManyNiceThings Art Glass Makes to Make

Ruths ManyNiceThings Art Glass Makes to Make

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Hi There Dear reader I am new to this blog making stuff so please bear with me :) As spring is (I hope, finally in the air) thoughts ...

winters here

winters here

Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Its cold frost on the ground dont feel like to go into my workshop to start making pens etc for upcoming fairs, but one as to with no heat ...

A Quick Hello

A Quick Hello

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Having recently been toying with the idea of writing a blog I am very pleased to see that being a member of UK Craft Fairs allows me to ...

Handmade one of a kind 99.9 fine silver jewellery

Handmade one of a kind 99.9 fine silver jewellery

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

I make handmade jewellery from 99.9 pure silver.I use pmc which is a metal clay.pmc is a clay that contains particles of pure silver it ...


Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond

(Born 1875 in Arnold in Nottinghamshire), Painting

Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, British artist, painted industrial scenes and society portraits.

William Nicholson, Sir

(Born 1872 in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire), Painting

Sir William Nicholson, British artist,was known for his landscapes and portraits and also worked as a wood-engraver and illustrator.

Richard Parkes Bonington

(Born 1802 in Arnold in Nottinghamshire), Painting

Richard Parkes Bonington, English Romantic landscape painter, is best known for his paintings of coastal scenes.