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Arts and crafts in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire (including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 2,220,000 and covers approximately 200,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire.

County flag of West YorkshireThe county of West Yorkshire was formed in 1974 and is made up of the five metropolitan boroughs of Calderdale, Kirklees and the cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. Located in Halifax in the borough of Calderdale, Bankfield Museum is within a listed Victorian Mansion, which has an impressive entrance hall, marble fireplaces, painted ceilings and walls decorated with classical designs. The museum collection includes textiles, costumes and the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Museum. There are also a range of temporary exhibitions and events held at the museum. The Elizabethan manor house Oakwell Hall is in Birstall, within the borough of Kirklees. Visitors can appreciate the restoration of the interior decorations and furnishings of rooms inside the house and enjoy walking through the surrounding parkland and gardens. Performing arts venues in West Yorkshire include the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, the Theatre Royal Wakefield, the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds, the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds and Square Chapel Centre For The Arts in Halifax.

Many tourists are drawn to Bronte Country, that includes part of the city of Bradford, as Charlotte Bronte and Anne Bronte were born in the village of Thornton, which is within the borough. The city also hosts a number of cultural events each year, including the Bradford Film Festival and in 2009 the city of Bradford became the first UNESCO City of Film in the world. Leeds Art Gallery has a nationally important collection of British art from the 20th century, including paintings by Francis Bacon and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Other exhibits on display include work by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, as well as contemporary pieces by well known artists such as Bridget Riley and Antony Gormley and the work of new emerging artists who are not yet established. Opened in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery named after the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield. In addition to a number of works by Barbara Hepworth, there are pieces on display by many other artists, including Ben Nicholson, David Hockney and Henry Moore, as well as exhibits on loan from the national collections. Other attractions in West Yorkshire include Temple Newsam House in Leeds, Wakefield Cathedral, the remains of Pontefract Castle, Shibden Hall in Halifax, East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Xmas Shopping and Gift Fair

Xmas Shopping and Gift Fair

Crossgates Shopping Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Friday, 14 December 2018 (2 day event)

Haworth Craft Fair

Haworth Craft Fair

The Old School Rooms, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Saturday, 15 December 2018 (2 day event)

The Stalls Makers Market

The Stalls Makers Market

Arts at Trinity Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Haworth Craft Fair

Haworth Craft Fair

The Old School Rooms, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Saturday, 22 December 2018 (2 day event)

The Unique Fairy Boutique

The Unique Fairy Boutique

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Here to sprinkle happiness....Handmade fairies are made by me, but just like you and me everyone is unique. Each fairy comes in a beautiful ...

Alternative Jewellery Handmade by Vasiliki

Alternative Jewellery Handmade by Vasiliki

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I see my work as an art form that combines perfectly tradition, through the ancient techniques of weaving, knotting and braiding, and contemporary ...

KaSta Craft Uk

KaSta Craft Uk

Bingley, West Yorkshire

KaStaCraftUk its a creative family team. Ka - Kate, S - Stan and Ta -Tania. The main side of our shop selling Christening, Birthday, Wedding ...

Nectar Textiles

Nectar Textiles

Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

My business is centred on textile art I produce my own work and also teach creative textile and sewing techniques. My own work has a strong ...

The Little Crafter

The Little Crafter

Bardsey, West Yorkshire

I create personalised, hand painted wooden peg people which are then varnished, added to personalised stamped card and framed in your choice ...

Too Hot to Candle

Too Hot to Candle

Halifax, West Yorkshire

Too Hot to Candle hand pour soy wax candles in a variety of fragrances. Perfect as a gift or for your own home. Our candles are poured ...

Julia Moor

Julia Moor

Cookridge, West Yorkshire

I am a Printmaker from Leeds inspired by natural elements and walks with my greyhound. I create work that makes me feel calm and connected ...

Pearlypants crafts

Pearlypants crafts

Keighley, West Yorkshire

I trade under the name of Pearlypantscrafts in 2 very distinct ways. I sell at craft fairs and events throughout the year where I sell ...

Handmade By Karola

Handmade By Karola

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

I am Karolina, I was born and raised in Poland but I have been living for many years in the West Yorkshire with my hubby Bartek, son Maximilian ...

MDdesigns

MDdesigns

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Various hand made crafts ranging from stationary (books, journals, bookmarks, notelets, desk notes) to hair accessories. I also make happy ...

bridgets bespoke n handcrafted jewellery

bridgets bespoke n handcrafted jewellery

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

I make mainly from scratch 925 silver jewellery, gold plated 925 silver, I also use bought main settings for some pendants, rings and some ...

Oil paintings

Oil paintings

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I have 10 paintings to exhibit on 10 easels which should make it easier to display them. I really enjoy painting landscapes but when I ...

Wax and Wood

Wax and Wood

Bingley, West Yorkshire

I have been a beekeeper for 22 years. As time went by I found I was gathering a large amount of surplus beeswax. I attended a candle making ...

DizzyBea

DizzyBea

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I started selling my knitting at college, making aran jumpers and cardigans for other students/tutors. I had a break and have now returned ...

Osmic Ltd

Osmic Ltd

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Since day one, Osmic has been working tirelessly to provide a new wave of luxury candles and fragrances. Our brand is focused around simplicity ...

Emilie

Emilie

Criddling Stubbs, West Yorkshire

I decorate champagne flutes with roses and flowers which look great for wedding and anniversary gifts, I do book folding art and put flowers ...

Diana Newman

Diana Newman

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

I make and buy in jewellery, all is brand new, with tags, a lot of cancer charms, hearts, birthstones. i also knit gift dolls for Christmas, ...

Mary

Mary

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Hi I make jewellery and rose bouquets I recycle old jewellery and make it into something new I also make new jewellery using real gems ...

Joleen Keleher

Joleen Keleher

Halifax, West Yorkshire

The Curio Den will specialise in sourcing giftware with a difference, textiles and soft furnishings (some homemade) and provide a format ...

Rubies Cards

Rubies Cards

Normanton, West Yorkshire

I design and make greetings cards for all occasions and also personalised cards to order. I also make personalised wedding stationary and ...

Luna by Gigi

Luna by Gigi

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I make handcrafted objects to make you smile. I make amigurumis (crocheted toys) and felted decorations and accessories. Amigurumis are ...

Whole World Of Love

Whole World Of Love

Leds, West Yorkshire

Hand painted, custom ordered World Desk Globes All globes are carefully designed and painted with unique style. I have a variety of sizes ...

777 Stained Glass

777 Stained Glass

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Here at 777 Stained Glass I make suncatchers and larger glass window hangings in a variety of styles to suit most homes. From the classic ...

Jessie Lewis

Jessie Lewis

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bespoke florist, providing beautiful flowers for all events and occasions, as well as hand-tied bouquets, subscription flowers and personalised ...

Carmel Collections

Carmel Collections

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Carmel Collections is a handmade floral craft. My Passion has always been flowers and my hobby is creating beautiful floral craft. I ...

Jayne Patchett

Jayne Patchett

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I run a small family business selling locally sourced english larch log slices, perfect for rustic crafts, weddings and pyrography. I have ...

Annies Art

Annies Art

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I work as an occasional artist, taking part in schemes such as Inktober 2017 to raise money for Children in Need (justgiving/fundrais ...

pockets full of pebbles

pockets full of pebbles

Bradford, West Yorkshire

I began making my bespoke frame designs as gifts for family and friends but with a leap of faith and a little persuasion pockets full of ...

Siennas Candles

Siennas Candles

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

We create and hand pour fragranced wax candles and scented diffusers in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire. Our candles have excellent scent ...

Lovewood

Lovewood

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

All my creations are hand made using driftwood, hand picked from the beautiful countryside of West Yorkshire and beaches that I have visited. ...

Sparkling Suds

Sparkling Suds

Bradford, West Yorkshire

I started making natural soaps at home due to my son and partner suffering from eczema and contact dermatitis. I found that shop bought ...

Jean Farmer Artist

Jean Farmer Artist

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Art has always been a passion and, throughout my life, I hope that I have inspired and encouraged others to develop their own skills and ...

Rosy Cheeks Crafts

Rosy Cheeks Crafts

Liversedge, West Yorkshire

Hi and welcome to Rosy cheeks crafts. I make cards for all occasions, candles, bath bombs and soaps. I am going to be at a craft fair ...

David Palmer

David Palmer

Haworth, West Yorkshire

From Taxman to Craftsman I have often been asked what I would really want to do with my life. I have usually answered, to be a poet. ...

This and That

This and That

Bradford, West Yorkshire

We do General crafts like glitter glasses, cake stands, fabric hearts. Needle holders. Ugly doorstops. Bag charms. Inspiration frames also ...

Shiny Happ yGifts

Shiny Happ yGifts

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Creating and crafting is my way of expressing lifes adversity, joy and challenges. As a disabled artist, making a variety of different ...

Craft stall madness

Craft stall madness

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Ive just has the worst craft stall experience this last Fri/Sat. On Friday, I turned up expecting 11 other stall holders to be there, only ...

Me and my crafts

Me and my crafts

Keighley, West Yorkshire

I make bouquets made from silk and satin and cotton fabric and jewellery from real gems, the bouquets I make can be used for weddings I ...

Me and my crafts

Me and my crafts

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Hi this is me I am a mum off 5 Ive been married twice now Ive been trying to build my business up over the last few years I made my sons ...

Hello

Hello

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hi ! I am Carmelina and I love doing Floral Handicraft. I started learning craft as a teenager. I enjoy doing bridal items and floral ...

Shes getting ready... are you

Shes getting ready... are you

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Fairy on the fireplace... she visits from Dec 1st then flys back with Santa on Dec24th During her stay she keeps Santa posted.. whos being ...

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

Burley in wharfedale, West Yorkshire

5 Reasons Why Accessorising Your Home Is Important Have you ever taken a step back to imagine what your home would look like without ...

Uni beckons and 128563 and 128556

Uni beckons  and 128563 and 128556

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

How quickly Time flys it only seems like yesterday when your were walking them to nursery school, as your baby ( they always will be ) ...

Fairy Fun and Frolicks

Fairy Fun and Frolicks

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

If youre gappy and you know it... send in the tooth fairy...youre never to young... or old to believe and #128171

Latest creations

Latest creations

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

These are some of my pieces. I have been gathering lots of wood from my local area, West Yorkshire. I am coming up with lots of new ...

Unakite necklace

Unakite necklace

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Green Unakite necklace. You can find me tomorrow and every other Saturday at Albion Place Leeds from 10am to 6:30pm. Come to say hi, to ...

Rings

Rings

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

My attempt making macrame rings. What do you think?

Flower earrings 2

Flower earrings 2

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Blue and purple

Flower earrings 1

Flower earrings 1

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

All the shades of green!

Black and red

Black and red

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Flattering earrings and beautiful matching bracelets . You could order your favourite colours!

Blue and purple

Blue and purple

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Vivid colours!

Shades of green

Shades of green

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Earrings and matching bracelets

Summer colours

Summer colours

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Blue and orange earrings and matching bracelet. Something very special to wear .

Earrings and matching bracelet

Earrings and matching bracelet

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

This Saturday and every Second Saturday You can find me at Albion Place Leeds. Come and have a chat and have a look at my new work

Sun Pendants

Sun Pendants

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

New summer designs. Bright lovely colours.

Green pendants with gemstones 2

Green pendants with gemstones 2

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The last ones are made using macrame and Crocodile Jasper and Unakite cabochons.

Green pendants with gemstones

Green pendants with gemstones

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Next two green pendants are combined with Chrysocolla (tear shape) cabochon and Aventurine cabochon with green dyed Agate beads and Aventurine ...

Green pendants

Green pendants

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I have created this week five green pendants , as a lovely lady from Leeds who is the owner of one of my pendants asked one for a friend ...

new necklace design

new necklace design

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Just started a new design with leopard skin agate gemstone. I love how grey black beige is combined with red. If you want to have a look ...

leopard skin agate

leopard skin agate

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Just started a new design with leopard skin agate gemstone. I love how the combination of the colours, grey, black, beige, and red, If ...


David Hockney

(Born 1937 in Bradford in West Yorkshire), Painting, Photography

Voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.

Henry Spencer Moore

(Born 1898 in Castleford in West Yorkshire), Art, Sculpture

Henry Moore, British sculptor and artist, is known for monumental bronze sculptures, which are now displayed around the world as public works of art. If you visit Scotney Castle (Designed by Anthony Salvin) in Kent, you can see one of his works in the gardens.

John Atkinson Grimshaw

(Born 1836 in Leeds in West Yorkshire), Painting

John Atkinson Grimshaw, British artist, was born on this day in the year 1836. He painted landscapes and city scenes.

Anna Bronte

(Born 1820 in Thornton in West Yorkshire), Fiction, Poetry

An English Poetess and writer of fiction. Anna was perhaps most famous for her second and final novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Patrick Branwell Bronte

(Born 1817 in Bradford in West Yorkshire), Painting, Poetry

Patrick Branwell Bronte, painter and poet, was the brother of writers Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Bronte.

Thomas Chippendale

(Born 1718 in Otley in West Yorkshire), Furniture, Marquetry, Upholstery

A famous British cabinet maker.

John Harrison

(Born 1693 in Foulby in West Yorkshire), Automata, Clockmaking

As a clockmaker, Harrison invented the Marine chronometer, which kept time at sea. This meant that for the first time the crew could calculate their latitude.