It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day, so here at Fabrication we thought we’d put together a blog post with some ideas incase you’re wanting to buy something for the mother-figure in your life but struggling to decide what you want to buy. If you think she might like something to wear, then you could do worse than some of these earrings from Coco Wild, brooches from Contemporary Enamels and Bobbin Around, or beautiful silk scarves from Pattern Passion.     For those mums who are more likely to appreciate something that’s not to wear, how about some of Simone Crossland’s beautiful soft furnishings,Read More →

While everyone has been recovering from the Christmas and New Year festivities and tucked up away from the ice and snow our sellers have been busy in their studios preparing a plethora of delights for Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to keep it simple and just get a nice card, are planning to pop “The Question” or something inbetween there is something for you in store. To start you off, photographer Emma Manners has these delightfully fresh cards and prints… If you are looking to stick with more traditional gifts then we have some beautiful jewellery from JAFDesigns and Bluebell Beading amongst others And someRead More →

If you’ve been in to the shop recently you’ll have noticed that we have had a few new sellers join us in the last couple of months. Incase you haven’t, here is a quick peek at a few of them: Flapjack & Martha All my items have been handmade by under the watchful eyes of Martha my pooch; either at home or in the local craft cafe, where I enjoy a piece of flapjack 😊. Most of my fabrics are purchased from Yorkshire Fabric Ltd, where all the cottons are made in England, tweeds and wools are made in Scotland and the linens are fromRead More →

New artists, designers and makers at Fabrication Leeds As usual the first part of the year has been a busy one in terms of new sellers joining us in store. We know it can be hard to keep track of new additions, so we thought we’d introduce a few of them here:   Yorkshire More Yorkshire More is a social enterprise based in Leeds, making jams and chutneys in support of mental health.  We do this by engaging volunteers, many of whom are affected directly or indirectly by mental health difficulties, in the making, labelling and selling of the jams and chutneys. There have beenRead More →

Well, it has felt like an eternity since the fire that destroyed the Fabrication workshop over a year ago, but we’re very pleased to say that Fabrication2 has now launched and is open for business! So what is it?! Spread over 2 floors the workshop contains a textile floor, jewellery/metalwork/leatherwork/woodwork floor and a commercial kitchen. The fully equipped space is available to rent either full time or on a adhoc basis including machines, industrial iron, cutting tables, buttonholer, jewellery benches, commercial kitchen etc. (open late one night a week) We also have room for fittings, railing up, photography etc from £5ph for adhoc use Run byRead More →

A local artist from Leeds with a fascination for all things miniature, Beth preserves her tiny illustrations under clear resin to make unique and charismatic jewellery pieces. Each image captures her affection for funny little characters and sensitive eye for detail.  Originally a professional actress, Beth’s passion for jewellery grew in part from financial necessity. Struggling to find work in 2012, and facing a bleak Christmas, she rediscovered a love of illustration, creating personalised artwork for friends and family.  Curious for different ways to develop and frame her mini designs, Beth discovered resin and was immediately hooked. Initial experiments were far from perfect, but afterRead More →

“Some Things Are Just Best Done The Old Fashioned Way. Made By Hand, Judged By Eye and Forged in Fire.”  Lilliput Forge is the Passion of Local Artist Blacksmith Simon Reed.  Simon Started his working life as an electrical engineer down the Yorkshire Coal mines (anyone remember them!), and then spent over 25 years as a lighting engineer.  He took up Blacksmithing as a hobby just over two years ago and was encouraged by fellow smiths to exhibit his work at the Great Yorkshire show, Simon says “I was pleased to win two awards at that show and subsequently be awarded the prestigious Certificate ofRead More →