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Arts and crafts in Suffolk

Suffolk (including Babergh, Forest Heath, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney) is in the East of England of England. It has a population of around 730,000 and covers approximately 380,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk.

County flag of SuffolkSuffolk is mostly flat, with few hills and the counties ancient open heaths and coast, with its beautiful beaches and picturesque towns, are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The county town of Suffolk is Ipswich, where you can visit Christchurch Mansion, a Tudor house which contains period furnishings, a contemporary art gallery and a collection including ceramics, costumes and Victorian toys. Paintings on show include works by two of Englands most famous artists, who were born in Suffolk, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable, whose landscape paintings of the area in which he lived caused it be called Constable Country. Gainsboroughs House in the town of Sudbury was bought by the father of Thomas Gainsborough several years before he was born and was his childhood home. The 16th century house is now a museum devoted to the life and work of Gainsborough, with period furnishings and a collection of the artists work including paintings, prints and drawings. Performing arts venues in Suffolk include the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, the Haverhill Arts Centre, the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

There have been many archaeological sites found in Suffolk, but perhaps best known is Sutton Hoo, where an Anglo Saxon ship burial dating back to the 7th century was discovered. The body of the high status man, believed to be a local king, along with much of the nearly thirty metre long wooden boat and burial chamber within were destroyed by the acidic soil. However the shape of the ship survived along with its iron rivets and a wide range of artefacts that he was buried with, such as textiles and finely decorated metal work. They include clothes, leather shoes, coins, a cushion, armour, helmet, sword, silver vessels, bronze bowls and a gold buckle and clasps. Some objects, such as the shield, had to be reconstructed and the Sutton Hoo treasures are now on display at the British Museum in London. At Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, visitors can see a reconstruction of the burial chamber and replicas of the finds. Other attractions in Suffolk include Ipswich Museum, Melford Hall, Framlingham Castle, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Southwold Pier, Orford Castle, Little Hall in Lavenham, Flatford Mill in East Bergholt, Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds and the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

Simply events...Summer craft market

Simply events...Summer craft market

St Peters Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Simply events...Autumn craft market

Simply events...Autumn craft market

Town Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Suffolk Autumn Craft Food and Gift Fair

Suffolk Autumn Craft Food and Gift Fair

Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, Newmarket, Suffolk

Saturday, 17 October 2020 (2 day event)

Simply events...Autumn craft market

Simply events...Autumn craft market

St Peters Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Suffolk Christmas Gift Fair at Trinity Park

Suffolk Christmas Gift Fair at Trinity Park

Suffolk Showground, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

Saturday, 31 October 2020 (2 day event)

Simply events...Christmas craft market

Simply events...Christmas craft market

Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk

Saturday, 14 November 2020

we are handmade Christmas Craft Fair

we are handmade Christmas Craft Fair

The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Simply events...Christmas craft market

Simply events...Christmas craft market

Town Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk

Saturday, 5 December 2020

The Suffolk Show

The Suffolk Show

Suffolk Showground, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

Thursday, 27 May 2021 (2 day event)

Hollybush Hope Alpacas

Hollybush Hope Alpacas

Stowmarket, Suffolk

We have a small herd of 12 Alpacas. They produce a wonderful array of yarn once a year which we sell in their original colours, we also ...

Jewellery By Me

Jewellery By Me

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Jewellery By Me produces custom designed jewellery. We display and sell our products in craft fairs around Suffolk but can make items ...

Fated Yarns

Fated Yarns

Ipswich, Suffolk

A selection of luxury hand dyed yarns for knitting and crochet, in semi solid, variegated, and glazed colourways. Yarns are dyed in small ...

Ria Crosbie

Ria Crosbie

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I have cards printed with my own designs, they are very varied in design. It is a small collection at the moment as I am adding as and ...

Key to my Treasure handmade gifts

Key to my Treasure handmade gifts

Haverhill, Suffolk

I began my venture by making my own costume jewellery when I couldnt find the design I liked in the shops. My love for keys is almost unnatural ...

Olive Laurel Tree Arts

Olive Laurel Tree Arts

Steeple Bumpstead, Suffolk

I create fun, quirky, hand painted, original slim box canvases. I mostly find inspiration trekking over the fields with my dogs. The blazing ...

Daydreaming Jewellery

Daydreaming Jewellery

Ipswich, Suffolk

Hello, my name is Erin and I welcome you to my listing. I have not always made jewellery, several years ago I had a fantastic career which ...

Earthly Treasures

Earthly Treasures

Lakenheath, Suffolk

Earthly Treasures is inspired by my love of the Earth and making beautiful things from them. I recycle where possible and try to buy ethically ...

The Happy Hare Designs

The Happy Hare Designs

Barningham, Suffolk

The Happy Hare Designs Unique - handmade Hare Sculpture Welcome to The Happy Hare Designs. My name is Debbie and I am a self-taught sculptor ...

Jane Laya Textiles

Jane Laya Textiles

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Customers can choose from a variety of scarves which are hand dyed using the Japanese Shibori technique which uses the fabric as its own ...

H L Creations

H L Creations

Trimley St Mary, Suffolk

Iím Hannah and this is my little business specialising in handmade bespoke gifts, keepsakes and decorations for a selection of occasions. ...

Bearspoke Bears Limited

Bearspoke Bears Limited

Stoke by Clare, Suffolk

Hand made bespoke bears perfect gift personalised and made to order. Harris tweed decorative bears, vintage mohair sand plush bears, personalised ...

Sew Studio Creations

Sew Studio Creations

Ipswich, Suffolk

I have always enjoyed sewing and crafting sometimes I just wake up and itís the first thing I want to do. I like to use several different ...

Greenstone Specialist Crafts

Greenstone Specialist Crafts

Glemsford, Suffolk

Having always been in love with wood I take a formless shapeless lump of tree and release the beauty locked inside with the help of my ...

Peters Pet Portraits

Peters Pet Portraits

Hundon, Suffolk

I am a traditional pencil portraiture artist, specialising in my own unique style, drawing from photos that truly capture the love, essence ...

Twisted Horseshoe Knives

Twisted Horseshoe Knives

Stowmarket, Suffolk

I make knives for various different uses following age old techniques with the advantage of modern tools. I only use High Carbon Steel ...

Bonnetts Embroidery

Bonnetts Embroidery

Newmarket, Suffolk

Embroidered clothing all ages from over 1000 standard designs, or can be personalised. Embroidered framed pictures of animals/tractors/airplanes ...

Cards In Bloom

Cards In Bloom

Withersfield, Suffolk

For many years I have had a passion for photography and in particular floral photography. I have been inspired by the intricate designs, ...

Andrea Wright Designs

Andrea Wright Designs

Woodbridge, Suffolk

I make silver and semiprecious stone jewellery along side wooden printed and painted brooches. I aim to make beautiful wearable jewellery ...

Moorebespoke

Moorebespoke

Woodbridge, Suffolk

I make one off bespoke items using wood. Specialist in rivertables and epoxyresin art, Presentation trays, And fractal burnings wood artistry ...

The Vegan potter UK

The Vegan potter UK

Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk

I am a potter from bury st Edmunds. Ive only been nmaking and selling for 3years. I like to make useful but unusual unique items. Nothing ...

Curvys Creations

Curvys Creations

Sudbury, Suffolk

Hello, my name is Catherine and i have been doing crafts for years. I started making jewellery then moved onto beaded flowers and now i ...

Motherbear Knitwear

Motherbear Knitwear

Needham Market, Suffolk

All our items are hand knitted. We also make cards and jewellery. There are soft toys ladies and gents hats scarves for everyday wear and ...

Ginger and Jardine

Ginger and Jardine

Ipswich, Suffolk

Ginger and Jardine based in Suffolk is a clothing brand offering sustainable bamboo clothing for the discerning country customer. Lynne ...

Teddys Gallery

Teddys Gallery

Diss, Suffolk

I run a little gallery in the Suffolk countryside, creating handy bags and cushions from reclaimed fabrics. I also sell original artworks ...

Emily Martin

Emily Martin

Newmarket, Suffolk

Acrylic Pouring canvases, Resin Art, Jewellery, coasters and much much more! Commissions available too! There is nothing quite like the ...

Summerhouse Aromatherapy

Summerhouse Aromatherapy

Haverhill, Suffolk

Summerhouse Aromatherapy was born out of a thriving Beauty and Holistic business where we developed our own unique range of hand blended ...

Potash Leather

Potash Leather

Bentley, Suffolk

In a disposable world we all need to be responsible users of the earthís resources and be environmentally conscious of the production methods ...

Pixiee and Beau

Pixiee and Beau

Felixstowe, Suffolk

I make handmade ice dye/tie dye clothing and tapestry using Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes. Iíve been doing this as a hobby for a few ...

Wandering Bee

Wandering Bee

Halesworth, Suffolk

Accessorise yourself for every season with vibrant coloured and printed kaftans and stunning kimonos with beautiful crystal embellished ...

Claudias Soap Kitchen

Claudias Soap Kitchen

Newmarket, Suffolk

I make homemade soaps in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and scents. I pride myself on my motivation to make the customer happy. This often ...

Julian McAlpine

Julian McAlpine

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I recycle wine bottles by transforming them into self watering planters that can be used to ensure your house plants are never under watered. ...

Roundhouse Bespoke Crafts

Roundhouse Bespoke Crafts

Sudbury, Suffolk

Hi, My crafts are all individually handpainted items and bespoke pieces on stones and pebbles, on wood and canvas. A varied range of gifts ...

Toys and Turnings

Toys and Turnings

Sudbury, Suffolk

I produce handcrafted toys in hardwoods (normally ash, beech and walnut). My range includes tractors, tractors and trailers, lorries, fire ...

Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor

Haverhill, Suffolk

Photographic Art (landscapes and still life). Photos come on back board and mounted wrapped in cellophane.

Just arrived at UK Craft Fairs

Just arrived at UK Craft Fairs

Hundon, Suffolk

How exciting! Today marks the day I start using this website in full. I am very keen to get started, and involved in some of the many ...

2019 Mayfair Bazaar Some Space Available

2019 Mayfair Bazaar Some Space Available

Mildenhall, Suffolk

The RAF Mildenhall Spouses Association is looking for quality merchants who wish to participate in our 2019 Mayfair Bazaar to be held 26th, ...

Owls and faeries

Owls and faeries

Lakenheath, Suffolk

My goodness, I wanted a challenge and this wired owl Im working on is certainly that! Using copper wire, beads and the wrong side of a ...

Unicorn brooch

Unicorn brooch

Lakenheath, Suffolk

Ive made a variety of unicorn brooches, namely three, the copper one in the picture, a silver and blue very sparkly one and another silver ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Welcome to 2018 which promised to be a fantastic year. Remember throughout the year: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says Im possible! ...

Its looking a ittle lot like Christmas

Its looking a ittle lot like Christmas

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Preparations are underway, just a few tweaks and then we shall open our Christmassy barn doors on Sat 12 November at 10am. We cannot wait, ...

Why Knitters Should Love Sewing

Why Knitters Should Love Sewing

Ipswich, Suffolk

When I talk amongst knitters there seems to be an over whelming percentage of knitters who really despise sewing up at the end. Some brave ...

How To Skirt and Sort Your Fleece

How To Skirt and Sort Your Fleece

Ipswich, Suffolk

A few weeks ago I went to a local farm and helped with sheep shearing day. As I had never handled a sheep before, aside from feeding the ...

This 1 Process to Keep your Stash Under Control

This 1 Process to Keep your Stash Under Control

Ipswich, Suffolk

My yarn stash is out of control! My fibre stash is not! But what have I done differently? This simple process I have put together, if followed ...

6 Things You Need to Know as a New Knitter

6 Things You Need to Know as a New Knitter

Ipswich, Suffolk

Recently I started reminiscing about when I began knitting all those years ago, and the things I know now that I wish I knew back then. ...

5 Valuable Tips for Successful Car Knitting

5 Valuable Tips for Successful Car Knitting

Ipswich, Suffolk

Car journeys as a passenger have the ability of being, well, boring. Especially travelling long distances as the journey usually takes ...

8 Essentials to Make your First Sheep Shearing Awe

8 Essentials to Make your First Sheep Shearing Awe

Ipswich, Suffolk

So youíre about to head to your first sheep shearing and youíre wondering what you need? This was me two days ago. It started with knitting, ...

How To Clean Your Precious Spinning Wheel

How To Clean Your Precious Spinning Wheel

Ipswich, Suffolk

When was the last time you cleaned your spinning wheel? Have you just acquired an old wheel that needs cleaning? A dusty wheel you want ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Woodbridge, Suffolk

appy New Year. We are really looking forward to the coming year which we believe will be a prosperous trading year. Our 2016 shows looks ...

We will be celebrating 25 years at BlackthorpeBarn

We will be celebrating 25 years at BlackthorpeBarn

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Preparations are well under away for our 25th year of Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn. WK1 : Sat 14 - Sun 15 November WK2 : Sat 21 - Sun 22 ...

Love British Love Handmade

Love British Love Handmade

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Well what can I say, Quintessentially British Events and its teams feet are itching and we are literally raring to go and start the 2015 ...

25 days to go til we open our British Crafts doors

25 days to go til we open our British Crafts doors

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Preparations are going well here at Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk. We are creating a bigger cafe for more customers to wind down and enjoy ...

Next Burnham Market Hylands House Aldeburgh

Next Burnham Market  Hylands House  Aldeburgh

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Unique and Fabulous Venues this Summer in ABC1 Areas With a fantastic start to 2014 with our first time Stradsett Country and Craft Show ...


Thomas Woolner

(Born 1825 in Hadliegh in Suffolk), Poetry, Sculpture

Thomas Woolner, English sculptor and poet, RA. He was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

John Constable

(Born 1776 in East Bergholt in Suffolk), Painting

A romantic painter, known for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, now known as Constable Country.

Thomas Gainsborough

(Born 1727 in Sudbury in Suffolk), Painting

A talented English portrait and landscape painter. Perhaps his best known work would be The Blue Boy. He was noted for the speed that he applied paint, working more from nature.

William Alabaster

(Born 1567 in Hadleigh in Suffolk), Poetry, Theatre

Alabaster was a English writer who often wrote in Latin. For example his work Roxana which was a drama.