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Arts and crafts in Worcestershire

Worcestershire (including Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre Forest)It has a population of around 566,000 and covers approximately 174,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands.

County flag of WorcestershireDuring previous centuries, Worcestershire was strongly associated with the wool industry and the production of items including carpets, needles and gloves. The oldest newspaper in the world, the Berrows Journal, was first published in the country in 1690 and during the 19th century Malvern became a popular spa town. A major feature of the landscape in Worcestershire are The Malvern Hills, which are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of Special Scientific Interest, due to their geology and biology. It is also believed that Worcestershire inspired the writer J. R. R. Tolkien when he wrote about The Shire in the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. The Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway is housed within the furniture designers original workshop and the exhibits celebrate his life and work, which was shaped by the arts and crafts movement as well as Modernism and his work continues to influence contemporary design. Performing arts venues in Worcestershire include the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Evesham Arts Centre, the Artrix in Bromsgrove, Malvern Theatre and Huntingdon Hall in Worcester.

The county town of Worcestershire is Worcester, where you can visit Worcester Cathedral, which was built between 1084 and 1504 in architectural styles ranging from Norman to Gothic and is noted for its finely carved woodwork. Set among parkland with features such as orchards, fruit gardens and an orangery, 18th century country house Hanbury Hall, has beautifully decorated interiors that include paintings of scenes from classical mythology. Located in the town of Redditch is Forge Mill Needle Museum, which organises exhibitions and runs workshops. During the Victorian period Redditch dominated the global production of needles and visitors to the museum can learn about the history of the town and how needles produced there were used in the manufacture of textiles. Other attractions in Worcestershire include Worcester Porcelain Museum, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Harvington Hall, the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster, Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings and Broadway Tower and Country Park.

Western Motorhome Show

Western Motorhome Show

Three Counties showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

Friday, 17 August 2018 (3 day event)

Crafty Capers Worcestershire

Crafty Capers Worcestershire

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We hand knit toys, dolls and dolls clothes, baby clothes and accessories as well as numerous novelty items. We also make fabric dolls, ...

Gale Glass

Gale Glass

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

What started out as a hobby a few years ago has made me decide to take the risk and try to turn it into a business. Each item is designed ...

Celtic Mystery

Celtic Mystery

Upton upon severn, Worcestershire

Angela is a published Landscape Photographer and Digital Artist using her own photographs to create magical scenes from her imagination. ...

Loutul

Loutul

Redditch, Worcestershire

We design and create a wide range of design-led home accessories and unique gift ideas. All pewter work is done by hand by me using specialised ...

Forest Arts

Forest Arts

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Hi I am a Photographer and Creative Artist and my artworks Range in style from Landscapes to Trees and Nature to Abstract concept creations. ...

Wyre Jewellery

Wyre Jewellery

Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire

Contemporary handmade jewellery combining crocheted and wrapped wire, aluminium, crystals and beads. The aluminium gives solidity to the ...

Nabu Online

Nabu Online

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Bonita Poole - Artisan of handcrafted literary gifts. Inspired by literature, I make jewellery, cards, prints and stationery with thoughtful ...

Mosaic Supplies Limited

Mosaic Supplies Limited

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We pride ourselves on our customer service and if a customer has any questions about the materials they need for a project they can ring ...

SimplyAlpaca

SimplyAlpaca

Flyford Flavell, Worcestershire

Hand made felted, knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, wraps, bags, felted soap and thermal insoles all in our own home grown alpaca fibre.Yarn ...

Les Photography

Les Photography

Redditch, Worcestershire

We make hand made greeting cards and other hand made craft items. Photo framed cards with all shots that I have personally taken of various ...

Moosecat Design

Moosecat Design

Tardebigge, Worcestershire

I design and make hat pins and remain delighted to have sold twenty of then to Elstree Studios costume department for an up-coming TV production. ...

J Kettle Jewellery

J Kettle Jewellery

Worcester, Worcestershire

The Jewellery Boat offers silver jewellery making courses for groups or individuals amongst the peace and tranquility of the Worcestershire ...

CMS DESIGN

CMS DESIGN

Malvern, Worcestershire

I am a jeweller designer, of one off pieces in silver, copper, and Bronze. I also integrate the use of semi-precious stones into my jewellery ...

Anance

Anance

Redditch, Worcestershire

At Anance Hand Crafted Accessories we take pride in everything we make. Our products are lovingly crafted by hand and each and every one ...

Artyfacts and Knitnacks

Artyfacts and Knitnacks

Evesham, Worcestershire

I have enjoyed knitting for many years but now have the time to create beautiful new designs incorporating the lovely new yarns that are ...

Jaypens Martin Jay

Jaypens Martin Jay

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

I use acrylics, corian and wood to make my pens. I use quality metal pieces for my pen clips,caps and nibs. I also make them to order and ...

Cotswold Vale Alpacas

Cotswold Vale Alpacas

Evesham, Worcestershire

Alpaca hand-spun yarns, hand-made items made from alpaca fleece/yarns.  Scarfs, Shawls, Hats, Mittens etc.  Bird Nest kits.  Alpaca Raw ...

We can now be found on Facebook

We can now be found on Facebook

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

A great start to 2018. We are currently working on a very challenging order of a bride and groom bear. These are going to be our biggest ...

Showing at the Civic in Stourport

Showing at the Civic in Stourport

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Hello folks Just a blog to tell you all that I have a small display ( 4 framed artworks ) at the Civic in Stourport. A great place to ...

Wonderful Week Ahead

Wonderful Week Ahead

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Nabu has been busy! Last week a lot of the jewellery packaging was redesigned, along with part of the website. I made a big decision to ...

New and exciting items are now being made

New and exciting items are now being made

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We are now in our 3rd year and have been really busy finding new and very different items to knit and crochet. Whist we still make toys, ...

Regular orders are now being taken

Regular orders are now being taken

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

We are really pleased that we now have regular orders coming in especially since we now have customers coming back to us for more items ...

Crafty Capers are going strength to strength

Crafty Capers are going strength to strength

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

After a very busy Christmas period we are so pleased that we are still getting regular orders. I have been making custom orders and after ...

The Journey Continues......

The Journey Continues......

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

Our business is fast approaching its 5th birthday and what an exciting time it has been! We have met so many wonderful people. Even though ...

Crafty Capers are up and running

Crafty Capers are up and running

Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire

Well want a great first 3 months things were going really slowly at first but now we seem to be getting noticed thanks mainly to our local ...

Alpaca Madness

Alpaca Madness

Flyford Flavell, Worcestershire

Well, the summer is racing away again and I am starting to think about getting my stocks of thermal insoles topped up ready for the inevitable ...

Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon

Redditch, Worcestershire

I will be at the Sunday craft event in the Town Hall at Stratford-upon-Avon on the 29th July 2018 from 10.00am - 4.00pm There will be ...


Edward Elgar

(Born 1857 in Lower Broadheath in Worcestershire), Music

Elgar was an eminent classical composer. One of his works included the Enigma Variations in 1899, which was very popular at the time.

Philip Clissett

(Born 1817 in Birtsmorton in Worcestershire), Carpentry

Clissett created the West Midlands-style rush-seated ladderback chair. Ernest Gimson was a pupil of Clissett and created variations of the chair.