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CHESHIRE

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A M JEWELLERY
Tel: 01625 520028
Wilmslow, Cheshire

Something different on this website - Silver jewellery based on YOUR children's drawings. Children's drawings from nursery and primary school often lie in dark corners of the attic or in dusty drawers. But why not bring childhood memories to life by having them made into an original piece of handmade sterling silver jewellery that gives pleasure to the wearer, and provides a unique heirloom for generations to come. Heirlooms are an important part of any family history. The tungsten wedding bands from your great grandparents can become important and sentimental items to your children and grandchildren and so can your childrens' drawings. If they decide to start creating other jewellery such as pearl necklaces, diamond rings and tungsten wedding bands out of children's drawings that would certainly be interesting! http://www.larsonjewelers.com/c-5-tungsten-wedding-bands.aspx

CASTLE PARK ARTS CENTRE

Tel: 01928 735832
Frodsham

From Main Street (A56) in Frodsham, the Arts Centre is well signposted off Fountain Lane

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Castle Park, with its beautiful floral gardens, is in the charming market town of Frodsham. In a restored clocktower and stable block is the Arts Centre, with galleries and craft workshops featuring regularly changing exhibitions of painting, sculpture and other arts.

CHESHIRE ICE CREAM FARM

Tel: 01829 770446
Drumlan Hall Farm, Newton lane, Tattenhall, Nr Chester

Admission: Free

Nestling in the shadows of the twin castles of Beeston and Peckforton lies one of Cheshire's most unusual tourist attractions – Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. Offering a wonderful opportunity to see a dairy farm at work, where you can wander at your own leisure and enjoy, not only the ice cream but a whole menu of home made food in The Country Kitchen. You can see the calves bred from the herd and through the milking parlour windows you can watch the herd of over 300 cows providing the ingredients for their very own dairy ice cream. You can sample the flavours of ice cream and sorbets before you decide on your purchase. As well as ice cream there is the traditional unpasteurised Cheshire Cheese now being made at the farm alongside a museum of old cheese making equipment. Production can be seen daily –except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CHESHIRE WORKSHOPS

Tel: 01829 770401
Burwardsley, Near Chester
Follow brown signs to Candle Workshops from A49, A41 or A534

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You can watch the ancient craft of candlemaking, creating beautfully designs and coloured candles which are exported throughout the world. See the unique candle dipping ferris wheel, built by a local craftsman and standing over thirty feet high, it is the only one of its kind in the country, if not the world. The workshops are a delight for children of all ages. They can try their hand at candlemaking, go birdwatching in the aviary or just have a great time burning off energy in the play area.

CJ CARDCRAFTS

Tel: 0161 477 7027
44-46 Castle Street, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 9DA

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Lots of wonderful things for the cardcrafter and scrap-booker.

DAGFIELDS CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES

Tel: 01270 841336
Dagfields Farm, Walgherton, Nr Nantwich, Cheshire
Three and a half miles from Bridgemere Garden Centre (turn opposite Boars Head)

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Visit Dagfields for a perfect day out for all the family. Situated near Nantwich in the beautiful Cheshire countryside we are the largest Crafts and Antiques centre in the area. You will find 40,000 sq ft of antiques, collectables and bric-a-brac in 5 giant emporiums (over 200 dealers). See craftsmen at work in picturesque Victorian barns in our 25 craft workshops. We also specialise in conservatories, fine arts, mirrors, picture-framing, art supplies, second-hand books and records and much more. Sample the delicious homemade food at the tea-rooms and restaurant. Take the children to see the farm animals in the animal village.

FIRS POTTERY

Tel: 01270 780345

Sheppenhall Lane, Ashton Nantwich

From Junction 16 on the M6 Motorway follow the signs to Nantwich. Then take the A530 to Whitchurch, proceed for four and a half miles until reaching the village of Aston, turn left into Sheppenhall Lane. The Pottery is situated immediately on the right hand side.

Open: All year

You can browse in the two-story shop/showroom displaying an attractive range of stoneware (their specialities include oven and microwave ware, lamps, castle bowls, vases, planters and indoor fountains). There is an adjacent workshop where locals and visitors can try their hands at producing pots on "Making Days". For as little as £30 (including lunch) you can spend a whole day working with clay in a small group(maximum 8 people) under Joy and Ken's expert guidance.

FRENCH KNOTS CRAFT STUDIO

Tel: 077 578 0533
4 Eastway,Sale,Cheshire,M33 4DX Free parking

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French Knots Craft Studio is a new venue for creative classes in Sale where we teach adults and children new skills in our small and friendly workshops. If you want to learn how to knit or crochet, how to get the most out of your sewing machine, make beautiful brooches, improve your photography skills or master a piping bag to decorate wonderful cupcakes then pay us a visit. The kettle is always on and there's usually cake too!

FUNKY AARDVARK

The home of totally unique Art and Craft from jewellery to furniture, teacups to fine Art, the Aardvarks have something for everyone and at affordable prices too. Click on the link to find out about their various courses. Check out their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/FunkyAardvarks

MAGPIE CRAFTS

Tel: 01270 629808
44 Hospital Street, Nantwich
Close by Nantwich Town Centre

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Interesting gifts and jewellery for all occasions with free giftwrap service.

POTTERS BARN

Tel: 01270 884080
Hassall Green, Sandbach
Off the A533 out of Sandbach in the direction of Kidsgrove

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The Potters Barn is a traditional pottery where craftsmen produce beautiful and unique gifts for the home and garden. We run pottery classes and hold regular lessons as well as craft courses in other disciplines. Raku Days are held in the better weather months but children's parties and group visits are available at any time.

OUR GLASS

Tel: 0161 740 3165

Ourglass Gifts & Crystal Engraving Service We supply a wide range of engraveable Crystal Awards & Trophies Unique Personalised Crystal Glassware to your design Engraveable Sports Trophies & Business Awards Door & window panel etching, Swarovski repairs, crystal chip repairs ( see below )

LANCASHIRE

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BENTHAM POTTERY

Tel: 01524 261567
Oysterber Farm, Low Bentham, via Lancaster

Bentham Pottery is located in between the villages of Low Bentham and Burton-in-Lonsdale near Ingleton, very close to the Yorkshire Dales and a short drive from the Lake District.

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Bentham Pottery is a thriving craft pottery run by Kathy and Barrie Cartledge and their son Lee. Pottery courses are run all the year round.

BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE

Preston M6 J31

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Adult and Family Craft Classes at Brockholes Nature Reserve, (Preston M6 J31) on weekends and school holidays, including Make a Bath Bomb, Felted Dragonflies, and Mosaic Pendants, Bird Houses and more! Supervised children age 3+ to adults welcome. Helpers go free. There will be loads more events and venues to come, see details on www.chrissywebster.blogspot.com, or email me to be added to our mailing list: chrissycrafty@gmail.com.

CANALSIDE CRAFT CENTRE

Tel: 01524 752223
Main Road (A6), Galgate, Lancaster

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Situated on the banks of the Lancaster Canal, Canalside craft centre offers you a chance to relax and enjoy the peace and serenity of sititng by the water's edge. Watch the colourful narrow boats glide by or feed the ducks and swans.

CEDAR FARM GALLERIES

Tel: 01704 822033
Back Lane, Mawdesley, nr Ormskirk
Situated at the crossroads in Mawdesley Village, turn into Gorsey Lane and right into Back Lane

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Nestled in the secluded village of Mawdesley – you will find a hidden place to shop. Somewhere with a welcoming charm of its own – a haven you will long to revisit – with a reputation that keeps on growing. Contemporary Crafts, Worldwide Exotica, Artists Materials, Clothing and accessories, Picture Framing, Farm Animals, Special Tea and Coffee Shop, Excellent Play Area.

CHAPEL GALLERY

Tel: 01695 571328
St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Chapel Gallery is situated in Ormskirk town centre on St. Helens Road, about 100 yards from Ormskirk bus station and a town centre car park. It's about 10 minutes walk from Ormskirk railway station.

Open: Tues-Sat - 10 am - 4.30 pm
Admission: Free

Exhibitions, Contemporary Craft and Gift Shop, Cafe, Art Club, Holiday Activities.

Summer Activities - Come along to the Chapel Gallery this summer for a great range of fun-filled activities, planned and facilitated by professional artists. Plaster Cast Puppets is our two-day workshop giving you the opportunity to learn skills and techniques to design and make puppets based on fantastical creatures. Futuristic Carnival is our weeklong workshop where you will create Carnival headpieces, eye decoration, decorative body tops, funky t-shirts, and much much more! Throughout august, explore and expand your creativity with our variety of activity days; discover practical tips on drawing and painting at Classical Self Portrait - can you create your own masterpiece? Unleash your inner fashionista to create fabulous fashion clothes out of recycled items and model your creations for a fashion shoot at Fashion Divas. Ever wanted to stick your tongue out, and not get told off? Be inspired by the ceramic sculptural work of Robert Arneson, and create a clay sculptural head, to be fired and returned to you. Musical Mayhem brings rain sticks, simple drums and wonderful blowers together to make a band. Contact the Chapel Gallery on 01695 571328 for further information and to book! Workshops run 9 - 4, available for 8 - 16year olds.'

COLIN AND CAROLES CREATIONS

Tel: 07931 356204

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Welcome aboard the narrowboat "Patty Ann" the Pic and Knit boat the floating place for contemporary hand knitted garments and exclusive photo art created by Carole and Colin. We are Colin and Carole Wareing who live and work from Patty Ann as we travel the inland waterways of England and Wales. British Waterways are the main organization which maintains and promotes the canals that we cruise, for lot's of canal information please go to Waterscape, the B.W. website. We like as much as possible to deal face to face with our customers, of which many become friends, and we do this by bringing our floating studio and shop to a canal near you. However if this is not possible we will do our utmost to provide you with your needs in any other way practical. We have a winter mooring near Burscough in West Lancashire which is where we call "home" but during the summer we will be traveling the canals of England and Wales so we could be anywhere on the 2500 miles of system.

DESIGNED FOR YOU

Tel: 01524 67508

32, Victoria Street Morecambe Lancashire LA4 4AJ

At *designed for you* we believe in individual design. Our jewellery making courses, which are open to men and women, aim to help our customers to design and produce a piece of wearable jewellery. Having fun is also high on our list. Beads, fittings, the use of tools and individual design help are all included in the price. Our scheduled courses for adults only are run locally. Special interest, group or children’s courses can be organised by prior arrangement. For details of our current courses please see our website. A wide range of our own designer jewellery is for sale online. Each piece of jewellery we produce and sell is different and unique. We only make one-of-a-kind, for sale or by commission!

EMPRESS MILLS

Tel: 01282 863181

Glen Mill North Valley Road Colne

Open: Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sewing thread has been made at Empress Mills since 1927. Call in if your hobby is dressmaking, quilting, craft making, upholstery or embroidery as there is an extensive mill shop, regular workshops and free exhibition area. Choose from a wide range of hand and machine sewing threads in almost 100 colour shades together with a variety of sewing accessories and gift ideas.

GET MESSY ARTS AND CRAFT CLUB

Held at Middleforth Primary School Hill Road South Penwortham Preston

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Get Messy is an art and crafts club for children aged 4-11. Everyone wants their child to be creative but not all of us have the time or the space to do this. Let us encourage and support your child to explore, learn and most of all have fun in a safe friendly secure environment. No stress, mess or cleaning up for you to worry about, we will do all that for you! Each week your child will paint, build, glue and sew to produce some fantastic results! From Paper-máché models to handcrafted jewellery and toys, your children will love coming home and showing you their fantastic creations! Contact details on website.

HOLDINGS COUNTRY POTTER

Tel: 01254 232994
Haslingden Road, Oswaldtwistle

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Set on the edge of the West Pennine Moors with beautiful views of the Ribble Valley. Craft shop and tea room.

LUNESDALE ARTS TRAIL

Tel: 01524 261718

A partnership of professional artists and designers working in collaboration to display each other's work in the rural settings that provide so much of their artistic inspiration. All their studios are open to visitors in a special exhibition for three weeks in June at various locations including Melling and Gressingham.

MAIDEN BRIDGE FARM

Tel: 015242 61463

Maiden Bridge Arts centre combines a prestigious gallery, artists' studios and high quality printing facilities, all housed within a 14th Century stone built farmstead, situated high in Lancashire's beautiful North Bowland Hills. In this inspiring rural environment, Maiden Bridge Arts Centre regularly hosts major arts exhibitions

MID PENNINE GALLERY

Tel: 01282 421986

Yorke Street (Off Manchester Road, Burnley)
Situated underneath Burnley Mechanics

A varied and exciting range of exhibitions, all year round, in a popular and accessible gallery. Paintings, glassware, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, photography, furniture and much, much more.

PILLING POTTERY

Tel: 01253 700307

School Lane, Pilling

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Large craft pottery with a wide range of hand thrown pottery (made on the premises), white china pottery, garden pottery, kilns, wheels etc.

PLATFORM GALLERY

Tel: 01200 443071
Based in Clitheroe Railway Station

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The Platform Gallery provides an exciting venue and programme of contemporary arts and craft exhibitions - it is a fascinating local attraction and has a display centre showcasing contemporary craft by British artists.

THE BARN

Tel: 01524 793533

Springfield Farm, The Square, Scorton

From the South: Leave the M6 motorway at junction 32 signposted Preston, follow the A6 north for approximately 8 miles. Just after you pass through Garstang follow the signs for Scorton which will be on your right, the village is approximately one mile from the A6 From the North: Leave the motorway at junction 33 signposted Garstang, and take the A6 south for approximately 6 miles. Follow the signs for Scorton which will be on your left, the village is approximately one mile from the A6.

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Herbaceous Perennial Specialist, Gift Shop & Coffee Bar Nestling in the picturesque village of Scorton, near Garstang and gateway to the Trough of Bowland, is The Barn - the award winning shopping experience. A plant & garden centre, gift shop, coffee bar and orchard garden but has a lot more to offer its visitors.

WOLF HOUSE GALLERY

Tel: 01524 701405

Lindeth Road, Silverdale

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Set in a cluster of renovated farm buildings in the heart of Silverdale with magnificent views across Morecambe Bay to Humphrey Head (where legend has it the last wolf in England was killed). Wolfhouse Gallery boasts an exciting range of traditional and contemporary arts, crafts and gifts in beautiful surroundings, including: - · Original paintings and limited edition prints · Unusual and individual glassware · Stunning designer jewellery · Eclectic mix of ceramics · Contemporary designs in wood and horn · Greetings cards for all occasions

WORDEN ARTS AND CRAFT CENTRE

Tel: 01772 455908

Worden Park, Leyland

Housed in a restored stable complex, has professional working crafts people, coffee shop. Set in 160 acres of parkland (see Worden Park)

GREATER MANCHESTER

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ALEXANDRA CRAFT CENTRE

Tel: 01457 876675
Mill Street, Uppermill, Oldham

Open: Wed-Sun and Bank Holidays - 11 am - 16.30 pm

This converted woollen mill houses over 40 arts and crafts outlets and workshops. See local artists at work painting or making stained glass or canal ware. Or browse in the designer jewellery, hand made furniture or fine art print shops.

ARTIFACTS

Tel: 01204 332181
Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton

Unusual handmade crafts, jewellery, greeting cards, puzzles, games, educational gifts and local history publications.

ARTY AND CRAFTY SUPPLIES

Tel: 0161 748 9909
PO BOX 155 Manchester M41 8WL

Card Making, Rubber Stamping, Parchment Craft and Art Projects. Goods from Personal Impressions, Pergamano, Funstamps, P.S.X. Inca Stamps, Fiskars, Marvey, Tsukineko, Artistic Wire and American Traditional Stencils with new brand names updated regularly. Look in the Crafty Monkey's Bargain Box for savings up to 50% off R.R.P. or search for the right words on the Sentiments Page, refer to the Craft Hints and Tips Page, get into the craft world on the Links Pages. If you live in the Trafford, Manchester area ask us about an Arty and Crafty Party

BEETLE FELT STUDIO

Tel: 0161 881 6309 or 0777 240 9308 23
Chatburn Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0XP (nearest tram stop is St Werburghs Road)

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We offer fun and friendly workshops in a relaxed and sociable environment. You can switch off and relax as we will look after you whilst you concentrate on learning new skills and making a finished piece of craft work. Make the most of our custom built light and airy studio full of inspirational books and extensive range of crafting materials. Qualified and experience tutors giving good value and excellent quality workshops.

OUR GLASS CRYSTAL & TROPHY ENGRAVING

Tel: 0161 740 3165

Our aim is to provide you with an elegant glass design for your personalised gift at an affordable price, be that on Crystal, Tableware, unique Presentations or Sporting Trophies. We can reproduce your existing artwork, photographs, logo or emblem. We can create a new club insignia with matching text and engrave the image

MANCHESTER CRAFT CENTRE

Tel: 0161 832 4274
17 Oak Street, Smithfield, Manchester

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Manchester Craft and Design Centre is a unique organisation comprising 18 retail/studio spaces, an excellent cafe and a rolling programme of exhibitions from leading national and international makers of original contemporary craft. Located in Manchester city centre's Northern Quarter, Manchester Craft and Design Centre is at the hub of a growing innovative and artistic community. It is one of the few places in the UK open to the public where contemporary craft is individually produced and sold on the premises. Formerly the Smithfield Victorian fish market and crowned with a huge glass roof, the Centre now houses two floors of studios ranging from jewellery, ceramics and textiles to furniture and clothing design.

ST GEORGE'S CRAFT SHOPS

Tel: 01204 336825
Bath Street, Bolton

Formerly St George's Church. Jewellery, designer clothes, dolls houses, dried flowers, paintings, embroidery materials. Closed Monday.

THE WINKY BIRDS

Tel: 0161 755 3629
86 Flixton Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 5AD

They stock everything for card makers and modelling. There are three floors with KEVIN ART on the top floor - a working Multi media artist. On the first floor there is a large airy workshop where regular classes are held in card making, glass painting, rubber stamping and much more... The shop is fully stocked, and they operate mail order in the UK & abroad if required. They have over 20 rubber stamp ranges and over 2000 outline stickers in stock.

WIRRAL

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VOIRREY EMBROIDERY

Tel: 0151 342 3514
Brimstage Hall Courtyard, Brimstage, Wirral
Leave M53 at junction 4, take A5137 (Heswall)

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The centre offers a superb range of kits, materials and accessories for embroidery, tapestry, patchwork and quilting. There are exhibitions and courses, too.

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