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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.

Spookshow Illustrations

Spookshow Illustrations

Farsley, West Yorkshire

Hi, welcome to Spookshow Illustrations. I am an illustrator based in Farsley, Leeds. My interests and art range from horror to Harry ...

AndReal

AndReal

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Handmade leather bags, accessories, jewellery, hat, headband and clothes for women. Designed in Britain. AndReal was founded by Andrea ...

Terrific Traffic Toys

Terrific Traffic Toys

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The manufacture of wooden toys with and without wheels for a range of childrens age groups. The toys are all brightly coloured and/or ...

White Rose Designs

White Rose Designs

Castleford, West Yorkshire

Here at White Rose Designs we provide a wealth of individually personalised gifts from wedding coat hangers to mugs and personalised photo ...

Bea and Wild Designs

Bea and Wild Designs

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Iím Bea, the designer and creator behind Bea and Wild Designs and also a teacher of Art, Design and Technology. Having always been passionate ...

Sacred Moon Candles and Gifts

Sacred Moon Candles and Gifts

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Sacred Moon Candles and Gifts Handmade with a little Magick, Love and Lunar Energies Please do get in contact with me if you have any questions ...

AURORA1

AURORA1

Keighley, West Yorkshire

My business name is Aurora and I work from home in my studio. I design and create unique jewellery and other products made from high quality ...

Knotsandgemstones

Knotsandgemstones

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I create unique pieces of jewellery with semi precious gemstone cabochons and linhasita macrame cord. All the pieces I make are long lasting ...

Woodland Crafts Uk

Woodland Crafts Uk

Pudsey, West Yorkshire

I have recently started a wreath making business, initially for the Christmas period, however I have found that these can be utilised around ...

TheCraftyBagCo

TheCraftyBagCo

Castleford, West Yorkshire

I started my business the crafty bag co along with my daughter, i am a young 60 year old and I have been making my own clothes and accessories ...

Springfield scents

Springfield scents

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Here at Springfield scents we make beautiful handcrafted, hand painted aromatherapy wax melts. All our wax melts are totally natural, we ...

Harriet Enterprises

Harriet Enterprises

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

With a little time on my hands to relax I like to keep busy. Harriet Enterprises was initially set up to support my daughter through University ...

KaSta Craft Uk

KaSta Craft Uk

Bingley, West Yorkshire

KaStaCraftUk its a creative family team. Ka - Kate, S - Stan and Ta -Tania. The basis of our sales are Gemstone Jewellery: necklaces, ...

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 ...

Helensbuttonbox

Helensbuttonbox

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Button Art, using buttons and beads , using hot glue to keep in place. I love making Bees, Rainbows, Giraffes, Hedgehogs, Trees, Initial ...

Yorkshire Rustics

Yorkshire Rustics

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Giving wood new life is what I love to do. I create miniature woodland gardens, unique and unusual rustic lamps, and quirky log coasters. ...

Donnas Crafts

Donnas Crafts

Bradford, West Yorkshire

I make knitted Gnomies and Puppies in many different colours, I can create them in your favourite sports teams colours. I make wooden ...

Forever Glass Art

Forever Glass Art

Upton, West Yorkshire

We are based in West Yorkshire and work from home in our workshop. We have over 30 years experience working with glass to produce stained ...

Arty1997

Arty1997

Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

With 5 years experience in fine art and a love for painting I hope to have my work hung up in others homes. As I have had little experience ...

Bag Better

Bag Better

Stanley Ferry, West Yorkshire

Handmade unique fabric foldable shopping bags and tote bags, made exclusively from clothing and fabrics either donated or sourced from ...

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 ...

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 ...

Felt Up Crafts

Felt Up Crafts

Colton, West Yorkshire

Hi Iím Sally and Iím a textile addict. I create needle felted objects, some of which have armatures and are pose-able. I also make 2D ...

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sublimation printed aluminium jewellery. I print my photographs or illustrations onto aluminium and make into drop earrings, studs, necklaces, ...

Keltie Quilts

Keltie Quilts

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I have many years experience in needlecraft, I started sewing at the age of nine on Mums old Singer treadle machine and have been sewing ...

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 ...

Denbies Candles

Denbies Candles

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Bringing beautiful fragrances to your home we hand-pour a range of luxury soy candles, wax melts and reed diffusers. With over 50 fragrances ...

Kosmic Sun Designs

Kosmic Sun Designs

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Lovingly handmade, funky, polymer clay, statement jewelery. All my jewelry is lovingly made by hand using polymer clay. I currently make ...

Graham cardwell

Graham cardwell

Featherstone, West Yorkshire

Hi . My name is graham cardwell and I am a new artist but have been painting on and off for many years . I like to paint animals especially ...

Nordic Zen

Nordic Zen

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Nordic zen is a handcrafted natural candle store. Our products range from natural and vegan, soy and coconut wax candles, tealights, candle ...

Rather Lather UK

Rather Lather UK

Leeds, West Yorkshire

It started with making my own soap bars for my children who both have eczema, I wanted to make something natural free from nasty chemicals ...

CatsCraft

CatsCraft

Leeds, West Yorkshire

My passion is the sea glass. I love to walk on the beach and look out for stones, shiny pieces of glass. I make them later pendants, earrings, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Now we have officially entered Spring - it is time to declutter your candles and wax melts! Here are some top tips to get your started: ...

Drawings and paintings

Drawings and paintings

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

My name is Debbie and I have been drawing and painting all my life. My life changed enormously last year when my mum and then my husband ...

Hello my name is Joy and I am a new member

Hello my name is Joy and I am a new member

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Just thought Id introduce myself. I have just joined UkCrafts and this is my first post. I have been sewing all my life, when I was in ...

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 ...

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

Burley in wharfedale, West Yorkshire

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


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.