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 →

If you’ve not been in the shop in the last couple of months then you’re in for a treat with some of our newest sellers. Just when you think we stock everything you might need we go and add a few more… Simone Crossland Contemporary Artist Simone Crossland is renowned for her colourful floral canvases in an impressionistic style. Simone has extended her art into beautiful, bold and vibrant handmade coasters and clocks that are sure to create a stunning focal point and bring joy to your home or office. Silver and Stone Jewellery Design I’m Helen Drye, I design and make silver jewellery usingRead More →

This is the time of year when you start to think in earnest about changing over to your warmer weather wardrobe. If you’re anything like me, as you pull out the old summer favourites you can’t help but long for some new things to add in to the mix, and if that’s the case then our talented designers have produced some beautiful pieces that will help you refresh your wardrobe: The long awaited collection from Ages of Elegance is inspired by 1930’s cruise outfits, and includes the following… Fitted cotton Chinese style dress with button front and low back, available in a variety of coloursRead More →

It’s Spring Cleaning season, and what better way to refresh the look of your house than with some new artwork? Changing a few of the pieces that are hanging on your walls can really change the look of a room without all of the upheaval of decorating. Or, if you’ve already decorated, a well chosen picture can complete your room’s new look. We have a range of artists’ work in the shop, with prices to suit all budgets, a selection of which are featured below. Anna Urban, the talent behind Mesmerize Garden by Anna Urban, has recently finished this glorious large acrylic painting featuring aRead More →

Easter doesn’t have to be all about the chocolate (although if you get down to the shop quickly we have some beautiful easter chocs to tempt you!), we also have some beautiful items if you’re looking to decorate your home.Sara Gartside Designs has made some spring themed additions to her range of handpainted, jewel embellished, heart shaped keepsakes. Sizes start at 5cm wide for £6.50. Or cheer up your breakfast time with these cute little egg-warmers… If you like to give Easter cards, then these handmade cards by Emma Manners should go down well (£2.75 each) And if you’re looking for the perfect gift, howRead More →

Launching LEEDS Fashion Festival, and in conjunction with the The Leeds Fashion and Craft Network, you are warmly invited to celebrate the work of the independent designers of Leeds with an informal event at Fabrication Crafts Leeds’ independent department store on Friday 4th March, 6pm – 8.30pm. We’ll have special festival cocktails, make overs, massages and lots more! Confirmed designers taking part so far are: Ages Of Elegance Bo CarterButterfly BeadingChic-y CowDazarocks Gwein ReidIsaac Ava Jewellery By TrudyLuana Poerio Magnolia RestrepoMerry Band of Plague DoctorsOh Frances  Pattern Passion Rowan Tree Designs Tess Tickle’s TreasuresTwice Fired  Urban Fox Zara Mia AvaZoe Barber While the event is freeRead More →

As per usual for the time of year we’ve had a lot of new sellers arrive recently to join us in Fabrication, so we thought it was about time we gave you a round-up of who’s new in store. So, in no particular order, we are pleased to introduce to you… Creation Crafts Creation crafts sell both finished products or, for the crafter, the paper is available in sheets. The beautiful designs are based on kimono fabrics and are all hand printed in Japan. Little Wings Butterflies If you are looking for an unique and bespoke little gift come and have a look at myRead More →

If you’re anything like us you’ll be feeling the cold this week so we thought it would be the perfect time to focus on some of our items that you can wrap yourself up in, curl up on and wrap your hands round to make yourself a little bit more toasty.Starting with wrapping yourself up, how about one of these beautiful cushions or blankets: To curl up on, one of Emily Farncombe Upholstery’s stylish chairs: And to wrap your hands round, some of Margaret Glackin’s lovely ceramics: Or these quirky mug warmers: As always, this is just a taste of what we have in theRead More →

If you’re feeling the chill with the recent cold spell then we have the answer – beautiful handknitted goods, yarn to knit your own creations, capes, winter dresses and more! Below is a selection of the items we have in store, but do call in to see the full range… ‘Swallows Fly North’ a hat pattern from Yorkshire’s to Dye For. Also available as a kit. Yorkshire’s to Dye For has some new yarns just in – including Aran weight Falkland wool from organically farmed sheep in the South Atlantic.  There’s also some beautiful chunky baby alpaca and some very special cashmere and silk (laceweight). Read More →

To help you with those last bits of Christmas shopping (or to treat yourself once Christmas is over), Fabrication will be open as following over the Christmas and New Year period: Sunday 20th  ~  10.30 – 16.30 Monday 21st  ~  10.00 – 18.00 Tuesday 22nd  ~  10.00 – 18.00 Wednesday 23rd  ~  10.00 – 20.00 Thursday 24th  ~  10.00 – 16.30 Friday 25th  ~  CLOSED Saturday 26th  ~  CLOSED Sunday 27th  ~  10.30 – 16.30 Monday 28th  ~  10.30 – 18.00 Tuesday 29th  ~  10.30 – 18.00 Wednesday 30th  ~  10.30 – 20.00 Thursday 31st  ~  10.30 – 16.30 Friday 1st  ~  CLOSED Back toRead More →