Canal crafts, canal artists, canalware & canal gift shops

One of the most attractive features of our canals is the colourful decoration of the boats and their equipment. The ‘roses & castles’ tradition of decoration survives today, not just on the canals but on prized possessions in homes throughout the world.

We list canal crafts people who produce hand painted canalware, canal artists depicting canal scenes and the craft and gift shops specialising in canals. 


  • There have been plenty of suggestions and speculation about where ‘narrowboat art’ comes from, but no hard evidence. Wherever it originated it certainly did decorate!
  • Designs covered nearly everything. The drinking water can on the cabin roof was painted and decorated, as was the wash basin, cabin stool, headlamp, bucket and the horse’s feed tin. Pictures and posies adorned the walls inside the cabin, the built-in furniture and the little doors that led into it. Discover much more in our full section on Canal Folk Art.
  • If you want someone to paint or decorate your boat, rather than a create a painting of your boat, we list Boat Painters and Signwriters.
  • Eric Gaskell has created some striking limited edition lino-cut prints of scenes around the Canal System, you can see them on our Canal Guide pages. They make very affordable holiday mementoes or presents to grace a living room wall or narrowboat saloon.

Canal Crafts

Andy Jackson
Kennet & Avon Canal
Canal Artist
Artist On The Waterways
Canal artist, Canalware, Roses & Castles, Cabin lace.
Bewdley Pipes & Pottery
Bewdley Worcs
Miniature canal pottery &narrowboats – replica clay pipes
Bruce Mellor Photography
East Anglia/Essex
Photographers of Narrow Boats and River Boats
Cathy Morgan
Watercolour Artist
Crochet Cabin Lace
Narrowboat Cabin crochet patterns, hooks and cotton.
Crochet Lace
Cabin crochet and porthole nets
D.B.Canal artist
Bishops Stortford
canal ware painting
Da Vinci Canal Carrying Co.
West Midlands
Canal Art
Dawns Crafts
Cross stitch cushions
Doug Blane Professional Photographer
Postcard publisher
Alvecote, Coventry Canal
Canal painted wear, tiller pins etc, T- shirts, gifts
Elsie Barge ‘Boaty-Bits
River Nene, Northants
Canalware, Prints, etc.
English Crafts
Canal Cabin Crochet
Eric Gaskell
Limited edition Lino Cut prints of canalscenes
01788 521182
Folk Artist Of The Canals
Folk artist who paints traditional Roses And Castles
Henry’s traditional canal art
Milton Keynes
Traditional and contemporary canal art
HoneyBadger Crafts
Hand made lace, porthole covers, fenders. Spinning, knitting, crochet lessons canal side.
Jane Marshall
Roses & Castles Painting Courses
Jane Moss
Canalware artist, Boat decoration
Jane Selkirk
Handpainted canalware
Jenna Bindery
Hand-crafted Narrowboat Logbooks
Kevin Heyworth
Lancashire UK wide
Canal related folk art (roses & castles etc) & Photography
Narrowboat Ceramics
Fine china canal ware
Parrish Paintings
Leamington Spa
Canals, oil painting artist
Traditional Custom Crochet Lace
Raggy Taggy Rugs
Oxford Canal
Traditional Rag Rugs
Rebekah Jane Photograph
Bespoke Waterways Photographer
Rosewood Embroidery
Canal Boat Names Embroidery
Rosie Lippett Artist
Bidford on Avon
Fine Artist
Shieling Crafts
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Hand painted canal and folk art
Maltby S. Yorks
Barton upon Humber
Gift Ware
The Boat Cellar
Waterways embroidery and printing
The Purple Stained Glass Studio
Art glass door windows/ports
Fleetwood Lancashire
Hand painted canal ware
Tony Cartlidge Design
Stoke on Trent
Ceramic Artist
Traditional Narrow Boat Decoration
Painted canal ware
Trina Day
Belper, Derbyshire
Canal Artist
Village Needlecraft
Canal Maps & Scenes in Counted Cross Stitch
Waterway Cards
Online greeting cards
Waverley Models
Clevedon North Somerset
Scale model boatbuilders. barges
Willowmoor Art Workshop
Canal network
Artist & Designer

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