If you’re anything like me (Sonia) then it’s this time of year when you start to realise the gaps in your winter wardrobe and long for a few new bits to wrap yourself up in and keep warm. Fortunately our sellers in Fabrication have the answer to your problems! Rowan Tree Designs has a range of wraps made from super soft fleece (vegan friendly!) or recycled wool, and ponchos made from the same recycled wool fabric. Speaking of recycled wool, did you know the shop has recently had a delivery of the fab blankets that Rowan Tree Designs makes their wraps and ponchos from, ifRead More →

Regular visitors to the shop may remember the arrival towards the end of last year of a small bunny, lost by their owner. After living on our counter for a while in the hope of a reunion Little Lost Bunny decided to put their time to good use and head out to work as an apprentice with some of the craftspeople who sell their work through the shop. His adventures will continue throughout the year, but here is a round-up of where he’s been so far… He started off with ELM photography, learning about photographer’s obsession with the light and how to use props forRead 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 →

Ages 2Bof 2BElegance 2B 2B3 - Peeling off the layers - spring clothing

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 →

leeds 2Bindependent 2Bfashion 2Bsoiree 1 - Leeds Independent Fashion Soiree

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 AvaJewellery By TrudyLuana Poerio Magnolia RestrepoMerry Band of Plague DoctorsOh Frances  Pattern Passion Rowan Tree Designs Tess Tickle’s TreasuresTwice Fired  Urban FoxZara Mia AvaZoe Barber While the event is free numbers areRead More →

Do you fancy coming along to see our fab new beauty products, drink teapot cocktails, have treatments & see our summer ranges? If so, why not join us at our Beauty and Fashion event next Wednesday 8th July. We’ve facial & shave oils from Merry Band Cosmetics & balms from Stag & Wolfe Creams, scrubs, cleansers & balms from Lovely and soaps and bathbombs from It’s Soap All made using the highest quality natural ingredients, paraben and cruelty free we’ll have facials, hand and foot massages and makeovers on offer using the products. While there you’ll also have the opportunity to see the summer rangesRead More →

Adele Graduated in 2008 with a Textile and Surface Design Degree at Buckinghamshire New University. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to go to uni for a while due to a case of shingles! And this is when she took it upon herself to learn macramé! And it all started from there…… when she left uni she had an amazing opportunity to work in Paris for couture fashion designers Peachoo and Krejberg, creating 9 garments for their Autumn/Winter collection 2009. Adele then took to working freelance design for knitwear studios in London and Nottingham. Through an internship, Adele worked for Mark Fast studio, here meeting Jacey WithersRead More →

Adella Creations is Bernie Cooke! Adella being Bernie’s middle name. Bernie is a self confessed fabric hoarder and her stash is mainly where she gets her inspiration to create garments from. Bernie tends to make tops and tunics mostly. She likes to make free sizes that are loose, comfortable, stylish, trendy and all her unique designs. The prices range from £20 /£80 and everything is machine and hand sewed by Bernie herself.  The pieces fit most sizes and each garment is versatile in that it can be dressed up for the evening with lots of your favourite accessories, or dressed down for work or dayRead More →

Our first Spotlight on the Seller this year is our leader Dawn Wood, who when she’s not trying to cover us all in gingham, works from her studio near the corn exchange in Leeds city centre, creating clothing as Ages Of Elegance She trained during the last Millenium as a fashion designer, having always had a passion for clothes with the best dressed dolls around. Not just contemporary garments or from a fashion point of view, but also historical & and in it’s wider socio-economic setting. Somewhere in the vaults of Huddersfield uni is a super 8 film of her talking about viking clothing agedRead More →

Ever since Carolyn’s little boy was born he has dribbled ridiculous amounts, to the point that she would be changing him every couple of hours. Carolyn tried many different brands but was never been fully satisfied for one reason or another and so this is where elves and fairies uk began. Carolyn’s bibs have a three-layer system so they are extremely effective at keeping even the dribbliest babies dry. They are also reversible so you have a choice of which side takes your fancy at that time. Carolyn has also chosen a range of fabrics ranging from funky, cool and retro, to traditional, vintage andRead More →